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Nautilus Spike XL, Black, 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 outdoor space.

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.

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 output possible ( Lumens ) from the minimun amounts of watts consumed. 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.


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 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 or magic gel mix. All joints where possible should be made above ground for easy access and reduced water ingress.  If possible use ground surface spike lights rather than a buried light. 

Item Specifications

colour: black, Silver Grey
Lamp description: EnergySaver or LED-lamp
Overall diameter: 9.5 cm
Weight: 0.630 kg
Voltage: 230 Volt
IP rating: IP 65
Materials: aluminium
Length: 15.5 cm
Degree of tilt: 180
Bulb Type: GU10