Nautilus Spike XL, Silver Grey, Ground Spike Light, Mains 240v GU10, IP65
The high quality powder coated exterior body provides added durability to this IP65 outdoor garden spike light.
Ground spike lights are the most popular and flexible light fittings we sell and can be used for numerous areas to illuminate
small trees and shrubs as well as garden ornaments and water features. The spike can also be removed and the attached
bracket can be used to wall mount the spot light which can be directed at an eating area or BBQ. You could fix them on the
underside of the top of a pergola and send a pencil beam of light down to the floor to illuminate the pathway below or back
light a bench area, the possibilities are endless and they are a very easy and cost effective sollution to illuminate an
This fitting should be used with ECO friendly LED GU10 lamps.
LED lamps offer energy savings over the traditional halogen GU10 lamps and are also cool to touch and safe around children.
Warm white and cool white are available and the cool white works well when illuminating shrubs and trees whereas the warm
white works better on brickwork and wood.
All installations should be done by a NIC EIC electrical contractor to ensure a safe and 100% water tight installation. Waterproof
joint kits and boxes are available from our web site. The high quality powder coated exterior body provides added durability
to this IP
65 outdoor garden spike light.
Energy efficient lamps
Choosing the right lamp is a combination of 3 main factors, Lumens, Kelvins and efficiency. Efficiency matters because you want the maximum light output possible
(Lumens ) from the minimun amounts of watts consumed. Kelvins are the colour temperature of the lamp. 2700k is the warm end of the colour spectrum and 5000k is the cooler whiter
end of the colour spectrum. The latest LED technology lamps are amongst the most efficient
you can buy today. An example would be to change a mains halogen GU10 35w lamp to an ECO friendly GU10 5w LED lamp. The same
can be done by changing the older E27 GLS light bulb for an E27 LED. Reduced energy bills with no loss of light output helps
the environment and reduce your energy bills.
Example of LED lamp energy savings
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 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 6,000 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.
Coloured filters are good to use with the LED bulbs too especially in winter using green filters give the appearance the
trees are still in leaf