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Rusty slot, 50 cm high, 11w max fluorescent E27


The rusty range is a one off design concept which is quite unique. There are a number of Rusty variations and all made from solid strong and heavy iron (FeCSI-Steel). These fittings are simply built to last and blend into the outside environment. They are designed to weather as they get older and turn into a dark rust brown colour which blends in with the exterior surroundings.     
You can mix and match the rusty products to create your own unique lighting design. They Would suit an oriental style garden too.

The rusty slot comes in two height choices either 50cm or 80cm. They can be bolted directly to a flat concrete ground or mounted on a spike to place in soft earth. The slot is specifically designed to throw light down and across a path way. These luminaires are designed to be very low key and very low glare. The light is very soft and ideal for pathways.

Bollard types and spacing

Bollard lights are available in a massive choice of styles, finish and lamp options. You need to think about how the light will be used for example a small garden pathway, the main driveway or to illuminate steps etc.  If you are within 20 km of the coast you should think about using the wooden bollards or marine grade 316 stainless steel. Some bollards have built in LED lamps  and they generally offer lower levels of light ( lumen's ) than say a compact fluorescent. Also if the lamp is an integral part of the bollard then it cannot be replaced if it fails in future so you will have to purchase a complete new bollard. There are bollards that use GU10 LED lamps and in this case can be changed for a ECO friendly GU10 LED lamp. The spacing of the bollards will depend on the lamp output, louvre design, height etc but a general rule of thumb would be no less than 3 meters and no more than 12 meters apart. The shorter distance would be for garden pathways and the longer distance for long driveways.                     

                                            

You have a choice of lamps which can be a standard GLS, compact fluorescent ECO halogen or LED E27.  The LED lamp is the most ECO friendly and will help reduce your energy bills.

Example of Energy efficient LED lamps




Lamp colour ( Kelvins )

The colour of a lamp is defined as a measurement called kelvin. A standard GLS light bulb in your house would be 2,700 kelvin’s which is in the warm colour spectrum and a lamp with 6,000 kelvin’s 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 in fast food restaurants to make you feel less comfortable, relaxed and more alert. There’s 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. 


                                                         


Light output ( Lumens )



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 5,000 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 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 5,000 kelvin light onto a dark wall and a warm 2,700 kelvin lamp onto 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 into account the area you want to illuminate and think about Kelvins ( colour ),  Lumen's ( 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 joints. All joint must be made 100% water tight and this can be done using heat shrink kits or magic gel, waterproof junction boxes which are then filled with a resin mix or magic gel. 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.


All exterior lights must be installed by a certified NIC EIC electrician and should be signed off by an electrician with Part P certification. all cable joints must be 100% watertight. There are a selection of waterproof jointing kits and boxes available on this web site.





This fitting is very low glare with minimal light pollution




Item Specifications

colour: oxidized iron
Lamp base: E27
Lamp description: energy-saving bulb E27 max. 11 Watt
Weight: 12.500 kg
Voltage: 230 Volt
Max wattage: 11 Watt
IP rating: IP 44
Materials: cor-ten cast steel rusted
Width: 12 cm
Height: 80 cm, 50 cm
Depth: 12 cm