Moonray twinkle, hanging down light, Rustic Brown, 12v MR16, IP23
Moonray E7871 is a MR16 20-35w 12v decorative hanging downlight with a long decorative perforated barrel. It has an open base and can accommodate a clip-on MR16 accessory such as a frosted lens, glare louvre or colour filter. 20w 38 degree halogen lamp or MR16LED3ww l.e.d. module recommended.The suspended hanging downlight can be strapped to a tree branch or suspended from a brass hook or bracket to illuminate a seating area or feature below. It has an open base and holes drilled in to the main body shaft to throw a twinkle light effect around the surrounding area. It can be hung over a seating area and a pool of light will illuminate the bench.Light is thrown down on to the floor or seating area below and a round circle of light is produced. The size of the circle is determined by the beam angle of the lamp you install. Can be used with standard low voltage MR16 lamps or a more ECO friendly MR16 LED lamp in warm white. These lights also look good suspended just above a veranda for a soft evening light or suspended from a wrought iron arm over a BBQ cooking area. There are other ground spike lights etc to complement this light fitting on our web site.
Energy saving lamp option
This fitting can also be used with an ECO friendly LED MR16 lamp if required. LED
lamps offer energy savings over the traditional halogen GU10 lamps and are also cool
to touch and safe around children. Warm white and cool white are available and the
cool white works well when illuminating shrubs and trees where as the warm white
works better on brickwork and wood.
Typical energy savings using LED lamps
Low voltage system
Low voltage is the safer option in the garden due to the ground being dug etc. You
will need to use a transformer which matches the lamp voltage, for example if you
had 6 fittings each with a MR16 35w lamp that would be 6 x 35w = 210 watts so you
would need a transformer that was about 250 va as you need some spare capacity on
it to function correctly. Standard MR16 low voltage lamps can use either an electronic
or standard toroidal type transformer but if you decide to use LED lamps then they
work best on the toroidal type transformer.
Example of transformer loadings
You will need to connect the light fittings via a 12v transformer as the diagram
above. The cables will need to be crimped with a heat shrink joint. (order
cable joint kit T9962 separately). This will ensure a 100% watertight installation.
The joining of cables outside is the weakest link in any installation and it is wise
to keep all transformers and cables above ground where possible.
Please ensure that all cable joints and transformers are 100% watertight. There
is a good selection of cable jointing kits and waterproof IP68 exterior transformers
on this web site. It is advisable to use a
certified NIC EIC electrical contractor who has previous experience with
external lighting installations as the joints and cable etc are not the
same as an interior lighting project.
Colour / Finish
ConstructionPowder coated aluminium. Mounting ring for hook or strap fixing. Tubular section is removable to allow lamp replacement.
Input voltage12 volts requires power from a remote transformer IP rated
12v MR16 tungsten halogen reflector lamp or led module. Order lamp separately to
suit application. 20w to 35w max. LED MR16 lamp options are also now available. Different
beam angles will create different effects, for example a narrow beam angle will produce
circles oflight on
the floor where as a wide beam angle 80 degree plus will give a softer
flood effect on the pathway or eating area below.