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Eye down, LED, 3w , warm white, 3,000 kelvin, 15 degree Narrow beam, IP44, 190 lumen's


( Requires a transformer )

Wired in series


Ideal fitting to fit in to soffits and eaves of buildings to wash light down the front of a property. Also good above garage doors.

Because of varying roof designs not all properties have soffit boards. Soffit refers to the material forming a ceiling from the top of an exterior house wall to the outer edge of the roof or fascia board, i.e., bridging the gap between the external brick, block or cladding and the roof-line. Soffit boards or planks are often fixed to the underside of the eaves.

When lighting is fixed into the soffit boards great lighting effects can be created that wash the walls with light. Narrow beam lamps and coloured lamps can also be used to make more of a decorative effect if desired. 

Some soffit recessed lighting can be re-lamped from above and below to make maintenance easier. Wiring regulations would suggest that a ingress protection of IP23 would be sufficient in this location but using a fitting with a higher IP figure can only ensure extra protection in exposed locations.

Lumen output is 190 lumen's which is about the same as a 4w compact fluorescent lamp.

Where depth is available they can also be used in an entrance porch linked to a motion detection PIR so they come on only when required.  

The use of energy efficient LED and compact fluorescent lamps are long lasting and therefore ideal for areas where access is a problem and regular lamp changes would not be desirable.

Installation

For fitting in a ceiling / soffit with a max. material thickness of 30 mm. The transformer must be  a LED 350ma unit wired in series. All exterior lighting products must be installed by a NIC EIC electrical contractor.



Lamp colour ( Kelvins )

Lamp colour is determined by the Kelvins and a lamp which is  2,700 kelvin  is classed as warm white and sympathetic to skin tones and warm brickwork. A kelvin of 6500k is in the  blueish white spectrum and works well against a white background and will appear brighter to the naked eye than the warm colour spectrum.


Light output ( Lumen's )

All lamps have a lumen number and the higher the lumen number the brighter the lamp, however colour of the lamp (kelvins ) also comes in to play here as a whiter lamp at 6,000 kelvins and above would always appear brighter to the naked eye than a warmer colour lamp at the 2,700 kelvins light spectrum even if it has the same lumen output.  A halogen 150w R7 lamp that is used in a standard garden security flood light would produce around 2,300 lumen's and a 26w compact fluorescent would produce around 1,800 lumen's.  Placing lights closer to the item to be illuminated is a good way of using a lower lumen lamp rather than trying to flood light a big area.

Environmental impact

Care should be taken for local wildlife, insects, and general light pollution,  this means the warmer colour spectrum does not interfere with insects and general wildlife as much as the blue spectrum of light around 6,000 kelvins which can disrupt their normal night time activity. This also applies to bats where a anti glare light fittings works better as well as reducing overall light pollution in the area.


Features

For fitting in a ceiling / soffit with a max. material thickness of 30 mm
connection lead: 45 cm
Emitting angle 15°
Recessed
IP44


Item Specifications

colour: aluminium anodized
Lamp description: 6 Power LED`s 1 Watt, 3 Power LED`s 1 Watt
Cut out: dia 5.9 cm
Installation depth: 3.7 cm
Overall diameter: 6.8 cm
Weight: 0.120 kg
Max wattage: 3 Watt
IP rating: IP 44
Materials: aluminium
Suggested accessories: 464108
Height: 4 cm