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The ‘Hilospot’ twin spotlight is a stylish uplight and downlight in one, designed for 2 x GU10 lamps (240v). The lighting effect from the double GU10 ‘Hilospot’ is a combination of direct and decorative downlighting and uplighting. This robust double spotlight has an IP65 rating and is crafted from durable 316 Marine Grade Stainlesss Steel. This material gives outdoor wall lights extra protection from harsher and wetter conditions and has a solid, tough exterior. Anodised Aluminium versions also available in Black and Satin Silver. Also available in Natural Copper.

The up and down light is a 240v wall or post mount model for fixed up / down lighting and grazing applications to create stylish wall illumination effects. 220v - 240v models utilize GU10 halogen lamps which means there is no need for a bulky transformer base and they fit mains wiring points on house walls and pillars.
5w LED lamps with narrow to medium beam may be needed to create a powerful effect on darker stone and brick walls, whereas 5w LED lamps with a wider flood beam are usually ideal for up / down lighting on lighter, rendered or stone walls for a flood effect.
A 5w led module provides a long life, low energy option for lighting a number of subjects.
It has flush lenses which shed water and dirt and are easy to clean.

 

Coloured Dichroic Lenses - Instant Colour Options for your Garden Lighting

To enhance and add unique character to any garden lighting scheme, you can add a 50mm Dichroic lens as an optional extra. These lenses are simply inserted behind the clear glass lens of the outer cap and are held in place by a spring clip. Six colours are available: Blue, Green, Moonlight (light Blue),Purple,Red and Yellow.

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Installation

Care must be taken when installing exterior lighting products especially those that are ground mounted. All the products are sold and tested fit for purpose and the IP rating is set according to the design and purpose of the luminaire, more details on IP ratings can be found under design ideas section. The weakest point is generally the installation of the product where adequate drainage has not been made for ground buried lights or poor cable joints have been made which are not 100% water tight and will allow for water penetration. There are a number of waterproof enclosures available on this site along with heat shrink cable joint kits and resin gel packs to fill the junction boxes to make a watertight enclosure. Where possible try and keep all joints and transformers above ground, however if this is not possible there are potted burial kits available.

Lamp colour ( Kelvins )

Lamp colour is determined by the Kelvins and a lamp which is  2700 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 lumens and a 26w compact fluorescent would produce around 1,800 lumens.  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.



All outdoor lighting should be installed by a qualified NIC EIC certified electrician to ensure a safe and water tight installation.



Item Specifications

colour: black, stainless steel, Cocoa, Satin Silver, Natural Copper
Lamp description: 2 x GU10 (max. 82mm)
Voltage: 12v, 240V
Max wattage: 50 Watt
IP rating: IP 65
Materials: stainless steel 316
Suggested lamp: LED GU10
Dimensions: (L) 210mm x (W) 80mm x (H) 58mm (Bracket: 67mm)
Bulb Type: GU10
addional information: Tempered Glass Diffusers
Guarantee: 5 Year