Atlantus, underwater light, Brass, 12v, IP68
Atlantus 12v brass underwater spotlights are designed for submersion in water features, mounted on a bracket, base or spike mount or as a recessed light in cobbles etc. around water features and in other wet areas such as in bog gardens. A recess niche & sleeve convert Atlantus into a recessed up light for installation in paving and decking. They take MR16 LED lamps in a variety of beam angles and can use coloured filters and frosted lenses to cater for a wide range of creative garden lighting effects. Underwater lighting will create a shimmering lighting effect if used in conjunction with moving water, and movement in lighting effects adds another dimension to creative garden lighting design. Try a colour changing led module for a rainbow colour change effect in smaller water features. A frosted lens can be substituted for the standard clear lens for diffused lighting. Clip-on colour filters, glare louvre and effects lenses may be fitted to the front of MR16 lamps inside the light for a variety of lighting effects.
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.
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 5w lamp that would be 6 x 35w = 30 watts so you
would need a transformer that was about 40 va as you need some spare capacity on
it to function correctly. Standard MR16 LED lamps use a toroidal type transformer.
We recommend you use the heat shrink kits for cable jointing and also waterproof
enclosures with the hard setting resin compound to minimise the risk of water ingress.
Please try and make all terminations above ground where there is less chance of
water ingress. All installations should be done by a NIC EIC electrical contractor
to ensure a safe and 100% water tight installation. Waterproof joint kits and boxes
are available from our web site.
Example of transformer loadings
Direct connection to a transformer or junction box via 6 metre cable fitted. Stirrup
bracket can be mounted on optional : custom mountings for deeper water can be assembled.
With the stirrup bracket removed Atlantus is a good recessed light for use with small
features or as an up light in lawns. Use E2560N recess niche & sleeve for recessed
installation in paving and walls. Avoid cable joints underwater or in wet areas unless
the joint is resin filled
All exterior lighting connections must be made 100% water tight and there are a number of waterproof transformers and connection boxes on our web site to choose from. The weakest point of any lighting installation is the connection of cables. Heat shrink cable joint kits are very good as are the waterproof enclosures with a resin filled gel. We recommend you choose a fully certified NIC EIC electrical contractor to carry out the work who has previous experience of external lighting installations.