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Modena bridge, IP54, mains 240v 5w LED, cool white



The modena is a robust low energy LED surface mounted design led exterior amenity light, suitable for both commercial and domestic use and internal or external.

The smooth oval shaped curves and central arched bridge break the lines of the main  body to give a modern attractive look to what is essentially a wall mounted bulkhead used for general amenity and utility lighting.


The modena has a tough powder coated outer body and a IP rating of 54 and is ideal as entrance light in a porch or marker lights on a perimeter wall.

The internal LED lamps produce 180 Lumens and is part L compliant for energy efficiency. The lumen output would be the same as a 4w Compact flourescent lamp but in a very cool white light spectrum of 6250 Kelvin which will always appear brighter to the naked eye. A standard household GLS light bulb would be 2700 Kelvin ( warm white ) , the higher the kelvin number the cooler the lamp colour is. Cold white would always appear brighter but does have an effect on skin tones making them look pale and washed out.


All lights should be installed in a safe manner by a certified NIC EIC approved electrical contractor.


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 coulour 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‚Äôs 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 color scheme in mind and make sure to buy the bulb with a color 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 )

 

Installation 

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.

Energy efficient lamps


Choosing the right lamp is a combination of 3 main factors, Lumens, Kelvins and efficiency. There are other factors but not so relevant for exterior lighting products.  Efficiency matters because you want the maximum light out put possible ( Lumens ) from the minimun amounts of watts consumed. The latest LED technology and compact fluorescent lamps are amongst the most efficeint you can buy today. An example would be to change a mains halogen GU10 35w lamp to a ECO friendly GU10 5w LED lamp. The same be done by changing the older GLS light bulb for a compact fluorescent lamp. Reduced energy bills with no loss of light output helps the environment and reduce your energy bills.


Environmental impact

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.



Features

Wall or surface mounted attractive modern LED bulkhead style light fitting. Finished in silver
Low energy consumption amenity light.
Mains 240v
ECO friendly
Part L compliant
Low energy consumption

Item Specifications

Voltage: 240V
IP rating: 54
Suite Name: Modena
Product Type: Function
Zone: Outdoor
Finish: Silver grey paint & opal PMMA
Dimensions: 76mm projection x 124mm height x 182mm width
Energy Rating: Energy efficient
Material: Cast alloy & plastic
Bulb Category Primary: LED
Bulb Included: Yes
Bulb Light Source Description: 5W Hi Power Natural light (5 LED's)
Dimmable: Non-dimmable
Benefit: high light output Suitable for indoor or outdoor u, Low maintenance costs Energy efficient product LED
Feature: Lamp included Complete with fixing accessories Sil
Technical: Complete with integral led driver constant current
Control Gear Required: Included
Control Gear Used: LED Driver Constant Current 320mA
Lumens: 180
Kelvin: 6250