LED, Downunder, square wall lamp, anthracite, 3,000 kelvin, warm white, 240 lumen's, IP44
IP44 only guaranteed with lights shining down
including a built-in LED driver and lamps.
Powerful 3 x 1w warm white 3,000 kelvin LED lamps are built in to the luminaire along
with the integral control gear.
LED lamps offer very low power consumption, high output and long life.
The main body is aluminium which has a powder coated finish in anthracite. Ideal as a low level light along a pathway or as an entrance light to a property mounted low on a pillar or wall.
Lumen output is 240 which is about the same as a 20w G9 halogen lamp, which is fine if you want to keep light and glare to a minimum.
Lamp colour is defined in kelvins and a very warm white would be 2,700 kelvin which
is good for skin tones and against warm colour backgrounds, 6,000 kelvin is at the
other end of the cool colour spectrum and works better against a white or pale background.
Lamp colour ( Kelvins )
The colour of a lamp is defined as a measurement called kelvins. A standard GLS
light bulb in your house would be 2,700 kelvins which is in the warm colour spectrum
and a lamp with 6,000 kelvins would be at the very cold white spectrum. Getting the
right colour temperature of a lamp does matter as the warm colour wavelength helps
to soften skin tones and gives a warm soft relaxed feel and at the other end of the
scale a 4,000 to 6,000 kelvin lamp colour would be used in offices or a fast
food restaurants to make you feel less comfortable and relaxed and more alert. There’s
nothing that can sour your opinion of a compact fluorescent or LED lamp like
buying a 4000K or 5000K bulb when you meant to buy a 2700K bulb, or vice-versa. When
you buy a new, energy efficient bulb, keep your application and colour scheme in
mind and make sure to buy the bulb with a colour temperature to match.
Light output ( Lumens )
The amount of light that is produced by a lamp is called lumens and the more lumens
the lamp has the brighter it will be. Lumens work in conjunction with kelvins and
should not be taken in isolation of each other, for example if you had a very warm
white lamp at 2,700 kelvins and it produced 300 lumens and you then had another
lamp which was a cool white 6,000 kelvins which also produced 300 lumens the cooler
lamp colour would always appear brighter to the naked eye than the warmer one this
is due to the receptors in the eye that react better to a white light spectrum. Another
factor on how bright a light may appear is contrast so if you shine a white 6,000
kelvin light on to a dark wall and a warm 2,700 kelvin lamp on to a white wall the
warmer lamp would appear brighter due to the contrast of the material it is focused
on. So when choosing a lamp always take in to account the area you want to illuminate
and think about Kelvins ( colour ), Lumens ( brightness) and contrast
( colour of area )
First and foremost all new external electrical works must be installed by a PART
P registered electrical contractor. The contractor must supply you with full certification
once the work is completed. For a mains 240v supply they should use SWA ( steel
wired armour ) cable. If a 12v low voltage system is being installed then flexible
round double insulated cable can be used (
NOT PVC CABLE
). Each new garden supply should also be on its own RCD. Cable should be buried
to a safe depth to avoid any unnecessary risk due to garden forks or spades.
Choosing the style of a product is only part of the equation you must also think
of where that product will be used and how it will be installed. All exterior lighting
products on our web site have a IP rating which is explained further in our design
ideas section but in simple terms the IP rating is appropriate to each light fitting
and its intended application and is therefore fit for purpose. Water ingress is the
enemy for outdoor lighting and the products supplied are only as good as the installation
as the weakest point is always cable and transformer joints. All joint must be made
100% water tight and this can be done using heat shrink kits, waterproof junction
boxes which are then filled with a resin mix. All joints where possible should be
made above ground for easy access and reduced water ingress. When installing ground
buried lights adequate drainage systems should be put in place especially in clay
based soil areas. If possible use ground surface spike lights rather than a buried
light. Mains 240v cable will have less joint than a low voltage installation
but care must be taken with the cable runs.
FeaturesBuilt in lamp
Built in control gear
Cool to touch
Warm white light