The 'Litetower' is a modern and durable path light available in heights of 40cm - 1m and made from 3mm thick Anodised Aluminium giving the appearance of Stainless Steel. These professional bollards are very robust, long lasting and virtually maintenance free. Anodised Aluminium is a fantastic weatherproof and non-corrosive material, well suited to environments susceptible to bad weather or coastal air.
A clever design feature of the 'Litetower' bollard light is that the taller height options have longer heads to stay in proportion aesthetically. The heads are large enough to accomodate the majority of ES LED bulbs ranging from a candle bulb for a low light effect, through to the 20w LED Corn bulb for areas where a very bright light is required. Frosted glass inside the head softens and diffuses the light once it's illuminated and there is also a mirrored reflector on the inside of the head to enhance the light emitted. Fitting the bulb is simple - the head is threaded so simply screws on and off.
The highly weather proof IP65 path light will look great day or night in any landscape, from small, modern gardens to smart commercial premises. It has a sturdy fixed base with 4 installation holes. A photocell ‘Dusk to Dawn’ version of each size is also available for security and energy conscious users, which automatically turn on when it is dark and off again when light. If extra stability is needed 'in-ground root mount' options are available.
All exterior lighting products on our website have an 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 joints. All joints must be made 100% water tight and this can be done using IP68 inline connectors, waterproof junction boxes which are then filled with a resin or gel 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. Also mains cable should be SWA rubber and not PVC.
All exterior lights must be installed by a certified NIC EIC electrician and should be signed off by an electrician with Part P certification. All cable joints must be 100% watertight. There are a selection of waterproof jointing kits and boxes available on this web site.
H05RN-F 3 Core Rubber Sheathed Mains Cable 1.5mm is recommended but do not use PVC flex cable as this can cause poor connections for the cable glands/joints and will lead to capillary action.
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 5,000 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 the tone of the area and gives a warm soft relaxed feel and ideal for colourful flower beds and rockery areas especially with wooden bark and at the other end of the scale a 4,000 to 5,000 kelvin lamp colour would be used against a light background such as white walls or to accentuate grey blueish foliage in shrubs and small trees. 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.
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 5,000 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 5,000 kelvin light onto a dark wall and a warm 2,700 kelvin lamp onto 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 into account the area you want to illuminate and think about Kelvins ( colour ), Lumens ( brightness) and contrast ( colour of area ) .
|IP rating:||IP 65|
|Height:||600mm, 800mm, 1000mm, 400mm|