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Smart spike 60, 12v MR16, 316 stainless steel spike light


The Smart spike 316 stainless steel light is a stylish quality built fully adjustable spot light, ideal for use in any garden or outdoor space to highlight, plants, trees or statues.

The high quality stainless body provides added durability to this IP65 outdoor spot light and can be used near coastal environments, being highly weather resistant and rust proof. Comes complete with 2 meters of flex.

LED lamps offer energy savings over the traditional halogen MR16 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 where as the warm white works better on brickwork and wood.

Example of energy efficient lamps

Choosing the right lamp is a combination of 3 main factors, Lumen's, Kelvins and efficiency. Efficiency matters because you want the maximum light output possible ( Lumen's ) from the minimum amounts of watts consumed. The latest LED lamps will reduce energy bills with no loss of light output and helps the environment too.

 

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 5,000 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 5,000 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. 








Installation 


Low voltage is the safer option in the garden due to the ground being dug etc. You will need to use a transformer which matches the lamp voltage, for example if you had 6 fittings each with a MR16 5w lamp that would be 6 x 5w = 30watts so you would need a transformer that was about 40va as you need some spare capacity on it to function correctly. Standard LED MR16 bulbs use a standard toroidal type transformer.

We recommend you use the heat shrink kits for cable jointing and also waterproof enclosures with the magic gel compound to minimise the risk of water ingress.
Use rubber and not PVC cabling. All exterior lighting products on our web site have an 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 joints must be made 100% water tight and this can be done using cable joint kits, waterproof junction boxes which are then filled with a resin or gel mix. All joints where possible should be made above ground for easy access and reduced water ingress. 




Item Specifications

colour: stainless steel 316
Adjustable: Yes
Voltage: 12 Volt
IP rating: 65
Suggested accessories: 250mm Extension rod included, None, 500mm Extension rod included
Length: 365mm including spike
Material: 316 stainless steel
Bulb Category Primary: Low voltage halogen
Bulb Type: MR16
cabling: 2m of H05RNF cable, 5m of H05RNF cable