Designed with today's focus on energy efficiency in mind, the Luxsona exterior security flood light / sign light uses low energy lamps which last up to 10 times longer than conventional alternatives whilst using a fraction of the electricity.
Ideal as a small area flood light, entrance light or sign light. When used as a sign light we recommend the use of the 300mm extension arm and angle the light back towards the sign.
Please ensure that all outdoor lighting is installed by a qualified NIC EIC electrical contractor.
A single 26w compact fluorescent lamp produces 1,800 lumens of light with a choice of warm white 3,000 kelvins or cool white 4,000 kelvins. The type of area or sign you are illuminating with determine what colour lamp you will need, for example if the signage or building brickwork is on the warm red and yellow spectrum you should use the 3,000 kelvin lamp, if however you want a bright security light or to illuminate cool blues and greens on a sign then you should use a 4,000 kelvin lamp.
The fitting comes complete with its own wall bracket which enables the light fitting to have a degree of tilt.
The shape of the internal reflector means it throws a symmetrical wide beam of light and must be angled down to avoid any direct glare or upward light spill.
Care must be taken when installing exterior lighting products especially ground
buried lights.. All the products are sold fit for purpose and tested before
given an IP rating. 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 water to penetrate weak joints.. 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 and 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 is determined by the Kelvins and a lamp which is 2,700 kelvins is classed as warm white and is sympathetic to skin tones and warm brickwork. A lamp with a kelvin of 6500 is in the cold blueish white spectrum and works well against a white background and will appear brighter to the naked eye than the warmer colour spectrum.
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.
Care should be taken for the environment and local wildlife to maintain the ecological
balance. Insects, bats, wildlife can all be effected by light pollution. The
warmer colour spectrum of ( 2,700 Kelvins ) does not interfere with insects
and general wildlife as much as the blue colour 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 the overall light pollution
in the area. You must also be mindful of your neighbors and the effect your lighting
can have on them and shining a 500w tungsten halogen flood light in to their windows
at night will cause them distress. Try to keep the light in a downward position and
local to the items you want to illuminate and even if you want to illuminate tall
trees it can be done in a sympathetic way by placing a ground buried or surface spike
flood light directly under the trees to illuminate the canopy. Some light fittings
also have a anti glare shield fitted to reduce light pollution.
Light levels are measured in something called LUX. Put simply LUX is a
measurement of light falling on a given surface area. For example an average
LUX of 200 would be needed for an outdoor tennis court for recreational purposes
and a side street walkway would have an average of 5 LUX. To calculate
lux levels you need a very good calculator or computer as there is a number of
factors that need to be taken in to account.
Sunny June day 80000 Lux
Bad light stopped play at Lords 1000 Lux
well lit office 500 Lux
main road lighting 15 Lux
A residential side street 5 Lux
A clear moonlit night 0.2 Lux
All the luminaires on our web site have been specifically designed fit for purpose and assigned a relevant IP rating which denotes the amount of protection that is required from water and dust. More information on IP ratings can be found in the design ideas section on this web site.
Lower maintenance costs
Low energy consumption, high light output
Fully adjustable, concentrate the light where you need it most
Complete with fixing accessories
90 degree tilt
Clear plastic & matt black
Constructed from polycarbonate & aluminium
|Finish:||Matt black paint & clear PC|
|Dimensions:||200mm height x 130mm projection x 240mm width|
|Energy Rating:||Energy efficient|
|Material:||Metal & plastic|
|Bulb Category Primary:||Fluorescent|
|Bulb Light Source Description:||2 x 26W G24q-3 PLC 4 pin|
|Benefit:||high light output, Lower maintenance costs Energy efficient product L|
|Feature:||Complete with fixing accessories Matt black paint|
|Technical:||Complete with integral high frequency ballast 2 x|
|Control Gear Required:||Included|
|Control Gear Used:||High Frequency Ballast|