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Ultra-Spikelight 60 - MR16 60mm - 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel (12v)


12v - Adjustable & Robust Swivel Joint Spotlight

Spike lights have been the most popular garden spot lights for years without any significant design changes.  Now we've a better, stronger, more versatile light. Simple to adjust, will shine in any direction and looks fantastic. This upgraded design is the “ULTRA SPIKE LIGHT” !  The new strengthened ‘swivel’ neck joint design adjusts via a serrated clamp that is crafted from solid brass in a gold or silver finish.

All versions are supplied with a 5m cable to enable the option of a 10m space between two lights, cutting down the number of cable joins in lighting installation.

  • Voltage: 12v
  • Strengthened Extra Durable Neck Swivel Joint
  • Spotlight Materials:  S.Steel (316 - Marine Grade)
  • Swivel Joint Materials:  Solid Brass (Coloured Chrome)
  • Bulb Holder:  MR16
  •  Max Wattage: 35w
  • Extension Rods Available
  • Adjustable to almost 360°
  • IP Rating: IP65
  • Tempered Glass Diffusers
  • Dimensions excluding spike (L) 140mm x (W) 60mm x (H) 60mm
  • Spike Length: 250mm
  • Available in 316 Marine Grade S. Steel, Natural Copper, plus Anodised Aluminium in Black, Green, Rustic Brown and Titanium

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. 

                                                                   


Transformer location and low voltage cabling


1.     Try and keep cable runs from transformers to garden light fittings as short as possible to ensure optimum performance, no  more than two meters to the first                   lamp. 

2.     Locate a transformer centrally amongst a group of garden lights it is to power; e.g. a radius of 8 meters for 5w LED lamps

3.     If you decide to run 2 sets of garden lights operated by separate switches, you must provide 2 separate transformers & circuits.

4.     Try not to put more than 10 lights on any one transformer otherwise voltage drop can reduce lamp and transformer performance.

5.     Try to avoid putting cable runs straight through the middle of the garden and try to run them along the fence line first, this will  reduce the risk of putting a spade             or  fork through them when gardening.

6.     Where possible always try to keep the transformer above ground mounted on a fence post or spike, if you do have to bury them  make sure you use the burial              kits and fill with resin or magic gel to reduce water ingress.

Installation 

Make all connections in T9969 underground joint kit or similar resin-sealed joint. (Boxes with silicon-sealed lids do not protect against ingress of moisture through condensation and capillary action: ordinary silicon sealant does not bond reliably with all enclosure materials.) After burying the transformer and associated junction boxes, lay a paving slab or similar protective material over it, cover with cable warning tape and back-fill hole. NB: Where multiple ground burial transformers are to be installed in an area, allow connection points where possible above ground to allow for isolation in the event of future fault-finding. Connection of transformers to separate cores of a multicore cable may also be considered. Failure to adopt these recommendations may mean difficulty in fault diagnosis in the future and in extending or upgrading in the future.


Item Specifications

colour: titanium, black, Garden Green, Natural Copper, Rustic Brown, stainless steel 316
Voltage: 12 Volt, 240 volt
IP rating: IP 65
Bulb Type: MR16