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Port, round brick light, IP54, Mains 240v, LED 1.2w, cool white, 6,500 kelvin, 70 lumen's


The round port mains 240v 1.2w cool white LED circular outdoor brick light, matt aluminium finish. Suitable for low level lighting or as a guide light in stairways and low level walls. The cool white colour is best suited to dark colours rather than warm colours like sandstone etc.   

LED or other lamp source?     

There advantages and disadvantages to having a complete built in Mains 240v LED system and the main advantage is a very simple installation with no lamps or transformers required. The main disadvantage of a complete built in fitting is if the fitting should fail at any time in the future you will need to throw the whole unit in the bin and if it is no longer made you will need to replace all the units. A mains 240v compact fluorescent fitting or 12v low voltage system with replaceable lamps would be the ideal situation. Compact fluorescent brick lights also tend to be brighter than the LED equivalent.


A Guide to Lighting Steps



                                                                              
                              

As a general rule the steps are marked every other tread as per the illustration above on the right, however if the lamp is small and a low lumen output you can put them on each tread. The other reason for every step as above is the surface you are illuminating is very dark and tends to suck the light in. A cool white lamp is required on very dark colours where a warm white lamp works better on sandstone and light grey finishes.
 

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.


Lamp Colour (Kelvin's)



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 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 colour scheme in mind and make sure to buy the bulb with a colour temperature to match. 

Colour Temperature Chart


  

 

                                                                  Light Output (Lumen's)


The amount of light that is produced by a lamp is called lumen's and the more lumen's the lamp has the brighter it will be. Lumen's 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 lumen's and you then had another lamp which was a cool white 6,000 kelvins which also produced 300 lumen's the cooler lamp colour would always appear brighter to the naked eye than the warmer one this is due to the receptorsin the eye that react better to a white light spectrum. Another factor on how bright a light may appear is contrast so ifyou 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 ),  Lumen's ( brightness) and contrast  ( colour of area ).

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 muchas 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 neighbours 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

Low maintenance costs   
Energy efficient product   
LED's with cool running temperature   
Low energy consumption, high light output   
Suitable for indoor or outdoor use   
Extremely low profile design is discreet and attractive   
Lamp included   
Complete with fixing accessories
Including built-in LED driver
                                         The fitting pot is included in the delivery                                              

Item Specifications

Voltage: 240V
IP rating: 54
Suite Name: Port
Product Type: Fixed
Zone: Outdoor
Finish: Textured grey paint & clear glass
Dimensions: 4.5mm projection x 126mm diameter
Energy Rating: Energy efficient
Material: Cast alloy & glass
Bulb Category Primary: LED
Bulb Included: Yes
Bulb Light Source Description: 1.2W Capsule 5mm Daylight (14 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 Tex
Technical: Complete with integrated control gear 1.2W Capsule
Control Gear Required: Included
Control Gear Used: Integrated
Cutting Hole Shape: Diameter
Cutting Hole Size: 112
Lumens: 70
Kelvin: 6500