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Midas, pathway Spreadlight, natural copper, 12v, IP66



( REQUIRES TRANSFORMER )


The Midas spread light provides a wide soft pool of light for the illumination of paths or steps and around the terrace, drive and lawn. Natural copper is often the preferred choice for traditional garden styles and natural settings as it always looks more natural than other metal of painted finishes. These 12v spread lights hide the light source under the shade for low glare lighting. A G4 LED is the type of lamp for use with this fitting. A frosted glass dome protects the lamp from irrigation spray, diffuses the light from the LED lamp and reduces lamp glare to improve visual comfort in sloping sites. The shade is painted white underneath to maximise light spread. The shade and dome assembly is easily removed and replaced with a screw action, so tools are not required for changing the lamp. Light spread" approximately 4m

Colour/Finish: Natural copper weathers to mottled brown finish to blend with brickwork, timber & gravel and may eventually acquire a Verdigris patina.
IP Rating: IP66

Construction:

High-grade spun copper shade and tubular copper stem; Pressure die-cast brass body and brass fixings; Heat resistant, frosted glass dome; Finned aluminium ground spike

Input Voltage: 12 volts – requires power from a remote transformer


Installation 12v

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. If you use Plug and Play fittings they should only be used for small domestic projects due to voltage drop over 5 metres.

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.

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. 


Item Specifications

Colour: Brown
Voltage: 12v
IP Rating: IP66
Materials: Copper
Height: 540mm
Dimensions: 540mm x 245mm x 76mm
Bulb Type: G4
Warranty: 5 Year