CARE OF STAINLESS STEEL – TIPS
Contrary to popular belief, Stainless steel needs looking after; especially in exposed and coastal areas. If not cleaning on a regular basis, the acid that is ever present in the air ( and salt in coastal areas) will affect the surface causing pitting and even rust like staining (known as ‘Tea staining’ ) to appear.
To keep your lights looking good, simply wipe clean the outside with a damp cloth and then dry once a month, (more frequently in coastal areas). Specialist stainless steel cleaning products can be used (We recommend and stock ‘Kilrock stainless steel cleaner’) but never use an ABRASIVE cleaner. In extreme conditions we recommend applying 2 coats of Clear lacquer to protect the steel surface. (We recommend and stock ‘Simoniz’ clear lacquer).
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 Quadmarka 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 to be put in place 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 Quadmarka can also be filled with Wiska Gel (electrical insulation).
|Beam Angle:||360 degree 4 slots|
|colour:||stainless steel 316|
|Voltage:||220 - 240v|
|IP rating:||IP 67|
|Finish:||316 stainless steel|
|Material:||316 Stainless Steel / Steel / Durable Plastic|
|cabling:||3 metres of H05RNF cable 0.75mm|
|mounting:||Mounting Hole Size: 70mm + 2 x 9mm overlap|
|Warranty:||2 Years, 1 year warranty period for cable|