The Elipta Compact Spike Spot is an excellent outdoor ground spike spotlight and is fully adjustable, typically used for garden lighting tasks such as lighting garden features, uplighting small trees with 36° beam LED lamp or shrub border lighting using a 60° lamp. Choose a 3w or 5w warm white LED lamp to uplight pergola columns to completely change the ambience of your garden at night. By fitting LED lamps these outdoor spotlights become very cost efficient to run and are ideal for uplighting newly planted borders or individual feature plants.
Elipta spike spotlights have a flush glass lens to prevent water accumulation, and a longer body to shield the lamp from view. The spike spots can accommodate a wide range of LED lamps with varying beam angles, louvres, frosted lens and dichroic coloured filters.
Available in 12v and 240v and 4 finishes, Rustic Brown, Black, Copper and Stainless Steel.
Buy a few spare lamps to have some handy when you need a replacement, or buy a few different wattages, colour filters and beam angles to experiment with creative garden lighting effects.
The spotlight body is made from solid metal tube and is mounted on an adjustable knuckle joint and 25cm round rod mounting
spike. Unscrewing the front bezel makes it easy to change the lamp without tools.
Beam distribution 15 degrees to 110 degrees.
Maximum length of LED bulb to use must not exceed 72mm including the pins.
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.
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 an IP rating 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. The weakest point is always cable joints. All joints must be made 100% watertight and this can be done using IP68 cable connectors and/or waterproof junction boxes which are then filled with a re-enterable liquid gel 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. Care must be taken with the cable runs and not to install transformers more than 30 metres away from the furthest fitting to avoid any voltage drop. Cabling should be 2 core Rubber HO5RN-F or HO7RN-F and not PVC. PVC leads to capillary action over time especially with UV degradation. Always check the correct type of transformer you need for your fittings. We recommend wiring in parallel with Toroidal AC and LED DC drivers. But when using Milliamp mA LED drivers, they should always be wired in series. Plug and Play kits are simply a case of daisy chaining the fittings via plug and play junction boxes, connectors and extension cables using a 2-pin plug arrangement.
All exterior lights must be installed by a certified NIC EIC electrician and should be signed off by an electrician with Part P certification. There are a selection of waterproof jointing kits and boxes available on this web site.
|colour:||Black, Natural Copper, Rustic Brown, stainless steel 316|
|Voltage:||12v, 220 - 240v|
|IP rating:||IP 65|
|Materials:||stainless steel 316|
|Material Finish:||316 Stainless Steel|
|Ground spike dimensions:||Length: 250mm approx.|