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Vela Steplight - 12v - Bronze finished brass body Garden Step Light


The Vela is a compact 12 volt surface mount garden light ideal for lighting steps or around terraces or deck areas where recessing a light is impractical and glare protection is important. The bronze finish is particularly suitable for use with timber, stone and brick construction where a rustic appearance is preferred. Vela may be used with a  G4 LED lamp. Vela is fitted with a 1.5m cable with IP44 Plug & Play connector for easy installation.

A guide to lighting steps




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.


                                                    



Light output ( Lumen'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.


Example of Energy efficient LED lamps



Installation

The installation should be carried out by a NIC EIC electrical contractor who has experience in installing exterior lighting products.  the weakest part of an installation is where the cable joints are made. All joints need to be 100% watertight and joined by either heat shrink kits or waterproof enclosure boxes which can then be filled with magic gel solution.

Typical example of loading a 12v transformer






Item Specifications

colour: bronze
Lamp base: G4 12v halogen 10-20w, or CAPLED led lamp
Voltage: 12 Volt
Max wattage: max 20w
IP rating: IP 65
Bulb Type: G4
addional information: 1.5m of 2 core cable fitted for connection to a transformer or to a cable from a transformer using T9962 cable joint kit or T9963 cable splice kit