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The DuoMarka is an elegant recessed light suitable for illuminating steps and outlining other areas in the garden, mounted
in the ground, walls or decking. It is made from high quality, natural copper, which creates a traditional appearance,
blending in with surroundings.
This fitting is available in Stainless Steel and Brass too in both 12v and 240v along with the 12v version in Copper. Codes, LLDUOBR-12P, LLDUOBR-240v, LLDUOCP-12P, LLDUOSS-12P3, and LLDUOSS-240v
Please note: This fitting must be installed with the mounting sleeve and additional rubber seal. If the sleeving and seal is not used, the Guarantee will be void. Not for use in areas prone to water-logging or flooding.
The DuoMarka has two conical sections on one side of the top of the fitting, which allows a 180º diffusion of light through a clear lens, without glare. The slightly domed surface makes this the ideal shape for mounting on decking, a patio or any other areas where a walk over facility is required. The front bezel is threaded, and attaches to a copper body by screwing together with no external screws or fixings which results in a neater overall finish. This also means no tools are required to change the GU10 lamp (LED recommended).
The robust black plastic sleeve is supplied to protect the copper and assist with installation. The sleeving should be built into the wall during construction or retrofitted into a drilled out hole. The main part of the light then pushes into the tube, where it is held firmly in place, leaving only the streamline front dome on show.
Please note that Copper will darken as a result of a chemical reaction between copper and oxygen causing Oxidation and this process begins when copper is exposed to the oxygen in the atmosphere, rain, condensation and humidity. It will gradually dull with a tan look and without treatment can turn to dark grey and blue known as patina associated with tarnished copper. Many people love this look. If you keep the fittings cleaned regularly this will slow the process down.
Both brass and copper are extremely durable materials, with brass being a combination of copper and zinc, meaning neither
can rust or corrode. Over time brass will subtly weather and naturally change to a darker colour which will blend in with
the garden surroundings. Copper also naturally changes colour quite dramatically, often resulting in a brown or ‘verdigris’
effect, again to blend in with the outdoor surroundings. This is because copper reacts with atmospheric oxygen. Although
some people may prefer a pristine, shiny copper finish, the oxide layer in fact prevents corrosion and simply adds to the
character of natural copper creating a traditional, ‘olde worlde’ appearance. If a new copper finish is preferred, a layer
of lacquer can prevent / slow down the weathering process.
240v IN-GROUND LIGHTS
240v fittings can be affected by damp conditions, typically when located outdoors. When a fitting is located outside in the cold air combined with the heat produced by the lamp inside, it is inevitable that condensation will occur, just as it does on bedroom windows in the home. If too much condensation is produced, this could result in the fitting tripping, especially in these types of fittings where a drainage hole is not possible. To combat this, we include silica gel with all Duomarka 240v in-ground lights to soak up any excess moisture – these should not be removed but replaced periodically and fittings checked. If any water is sitting in the fitting, this should be tipped out and the fitting safely dried out. Condensation can be more prominent when the fitting has been opened on a damp day, as the damp air will then be trapped inside when re-sealed. Therefore it is recommended that any maintenance, including changing bulbs, is performed on a dry day. An additional practice is to apply Lithium Grease to the bulb holder / bulb which acts as an additional seal to prevent tripping. Although this prevents tripping, the fittings will still need to be checked and dried out should water sit inside the fitting. For extra protection, the Duomarka fitting can also be filled with Wiska Gel (electrical insulation).
|Beam Angle:||180 degree two slots|
|colour:||Natural Copper, Brass, stainless steel 316|
|Voltage:||12v, 220 - 240v|
|IP rating:||IP 67|
|Finish:||316 stainless steel|
|Dimensions:||(Diam.) 90mm x (Length) 105mm|
|Benefit:||3 metre cable so less joints needed|
|Material Finish:||316 Stainless Steel|
|Guarantee:||2 Years, Reduced 1 year warranty period for cable|
|mounting:||Mounting Hole Size: 70mm + 2 x 9mm overlap|
|installation width:||70mm for sleeve plus 7mm edges total width 84mm|