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Smoothie, eyelid step light, textured brass, GU10, mains 240v, IP66

E8162 is a stylish 240v recessed light for illuminating steps or patios with a choice of 20-35w halogen lamp, low energy led module or GU10 compact fluorescent lamps. 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

textured brass

IP rating

IP66 see more details on IP ratings in our design ideas page


Front bezel is attached to tubular aluminium body which unscrews into 2 halves without tools for easy lamp changing. 1m cable via rear entry cable

Input voltage


Lamp options

GU10 20w or 35w halogen lamp – 38 degree beam for wider staircases or 60 degree beam for wider coverage of a narrower staircase, path or patio. GU10 warm white LED lamps include 3w for lighting across wider steps; 50,000 life and low energy consumption make them a popular option



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. Suitable drainage should be provided below each fitting to prevent water logging. Smoothies should not be installed in ground subject to water logging, an IP68 light such as a Atlantus Recessed light should be considered.

All recessed luminaires must have adequate drainage beneath each fitting to allow water to disperse, especially in clay based soil beds. All cable joint must be 100% watertight and there a number or waterproof transformer boxes and heat shrink cable joint kits on our web site to choose from. We would advise that all connections be kept above ground where possible as the weakest link in any exterior garden electrical installation is joining cables together.

Please ensure that your electrician is NIC EIC certified and has done exterior lighting installations before. Also ensure that all rubber gaskets are clean and dry before screwing down the front glass and bezel for a water tight seal. We would suggest you use a copper grease on the fixing screws to reduce corrosion and make life easier when removing the front bezel.