Choosing the style of a product is only part of the equation you must also think
of where that product will be used and how it will be installed. All exterior lighting
products on our web site have a 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 and transformer joints. All joint must be made
100% water tight and this can be done using heat shrink kits, waterproof junction
boxes which are then filled with a resin mix. All joints where possible should be
made above ground for easy access and reduced water ingress. When installing ground
buried lights adequate drainage systems should be put in place especially in clay
based soil areas. If possible use ground surface spike lights rather than a buried
light. Mains 240v cable will have less joint than a low voltage installation
but care must be taken with the cable runs.
Care should be taken for the environment and local wildlife to maintain the ecological balance. Insects, bats, wildlife can all be effected by light pollution. The warmer colour spectrum of ( 2,700 Kelvins ) does not interfere with insects and general wildlife as much as the blue colour spectrum of light around 6,000 kelvins which can disrupt their normal night time activity. This also applies to bats where a anti glare light fittings works better as well as reducing the overall light pollution in the area. You must also be mindful of your neighbours and the effect your lighting can have on them and shining a 500w tungsten halogen flood light in to their windows at night will cause them distress. Try to keep the light in a downward position and local to the items you want to illuminate and even if you want to illuminate tall trees it can be done in a sympathetic way by placing a ground buried or surface spike flood light directly under the trees to illuminate the canopy. Some light fittings also have a anti glare shield fitted to reduce light pollution.
All the luminaries on our web site have been specifically designed fit for purpose and assigned a relevant IP rating whichdenotes the amount of protection that is required from water and dust. More information on IP ratings can be found in the design ideas section on this web site.
|Lamp description:||1x 230V LED|
|Overall diameter:||7 cm|
|Max wattage:||3 Watt|
|IP rating:||IP 44|