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Compact spike light, rustic brown, mains 240v, GU10, IP65

E4172 Elipta Compact Spike Spotlight is an adjustable 240v spike spotlight typically used for spotlighting focal points, up lighting small trees with a 5w 36° LED lamp and shrub border lighting with a 5w 50° LED lamp. Rustic brown-coated aluminium finish makes this spotlight inconspicuous when positioned in planting at the front of the border to light shrubs, trees and focal points behind. 240v models utilise GU10 LED lamps which are very energy efficient. It has a flush lens which sheds water and leaf litter and is easy to clean. Each fitting is pre flexed with 2m of cable.

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.


240v Spike spotlights need their own circuit from an existing or new fuse box. The box must be protected by a residual current device (RCD) and controlled with a double-pole isolating switch. As a general rule of thumb, the armoured cables need to be run underground- at least 450mm with weatherproof junction boxes. Use an electrician qualified under 'Part P' building regulations to install any mains electricity outdoors who will certify the work properly.

2 metres of 3 core cable fitted for connection into a weatherproof junction box. Using a single RCD for large numbers of 240v fittings is not recommended due to the risk of nuisance tripping. We advise the use of separate RCD protection for each circuit and a maximum of 12 fittings per RCD. Where a garden lighting installation of more than 12 spike mount or recessed lights per circuit is proposed, we suggest the installation of 12v units with transformers, which results in a significantly higher fault tolerance and reliability in the total installation.

Energy efficient lamps

Choosing the right lamp is a combination of 3 main factors, Lumen's, Kelvins and efficiency. Efficiency matters because you want the maximum light output possible (Lumen's ) from the minimum amounts of watts consumed. The latest LED technology lamps are amongst the most efficient you can buy today. An example being that a mains halogen GU10 35w lamp should be superseded with an ECO friendly GU10 5w LED lamp. Reduced energy bills with no loss of light output helps the environment and reduce your energy bills.

Example of LED lamp energy savings


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 6,000 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 6,000 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. Coloured filters are good to use with the LED bulbs too especially in winter using green filters give the appearance the trees are still in leaf



powder coated
fully adjustable
ECO LED lamps can be used
IP65 240v

Item Specifications

colour: stainless steel, Black, Natural Copper, Rustic Brown
Voltage: 12v, 220 - 240v