Smoothie, eyelid step light, copper, GU10, mains 240v, IP66
The Smoothie Eyelid is a stylish Mains 240v recessed light for illuminating steps or patios with GU10 LED bulbs. The Smoothie is fitted with a frosted lens as standard to diffuse the lighting and the eyelid hood hides the lamp from above when walking past. The light is located by an O ring on the body into a sleeve tube so that no external screw fixings are visible. Remember that recessed step lights are in effect recessed spotlights - avoid using them facing viewpoints.
Lighting steps example
Colour/Finish: Natural copper weathers to a mottled brown finish which blends well with red brick and timber.
IP rating IP66.
Construction: Front bezel with eyelid is attached to tubular aluminium body which unscrews into 2 halves without tools for
easy lamp changing. 1m cable via rear entry cable.
Lamp Type: GU10 LED which give up to 50,000 hours life and cool to touch low energy
consumption make these a popular option.
Installation: The plastic sleeve is built into the wall during construction or retrofitted into a hole cut with a coring
bit: the light pushes into the tube, where it is held firmly in place by an o-ring, leaving a front plate with no visible
fixing screws. Recess depth 120mm Smoothies should not be installed in ground subject to water logging, an IP 68 light should be considered. Using
a single RCD for large numbers of 240v fittings is not recommended due
to the risk of nuisance tripping. We advise the use of separate RCD
protection for each circuit and a maximum of 12 fittings per RCD. Where a
garden lighting installation of more than 12 spike mount or recessed
lights per circuit is proposed, we suggest the installation of 12v units
with transformers, which results in a significantly higher fault
tolerance and reliability in the total installation.
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. 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 a ECO friendly GU10 5w LED lamp. Reduced energy bills with no loss of
light output helps the environment and reduce your energy bills.
Example of Energy
efficient LED lamps
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 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.