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Rusty slot, 50 cm high, 11w max E27

The rusty range is a one off design concept which is quite unique. There are a number of Rusty variations and all made from solid strong and heavy iron (FeCSI-Steel). These fittings are simply built to last and blend into the outside environment. They are designed to weather as they get older and turn into a dark rust brown colour which blends in with the exterior surroundings.     
You can mix and match the rusty products to create your own unique lighting design. They Would suit an oriental style garden too.

The rusty slot comes in two height choices either 50cm or 80cm. They can be bolted directly to a flat concrete ground or mounted on a spike to place in soft earth. The slot is specifically designed to throw light down and across a path way. These luminaires are designed to be very low key and very low glare. The light is very soft and ideal for pathways.

The last two images of the Rusty Slot 50cm path lights were taken in June 2020 and they were originally installed in the autumn of 2009.  They have weathered and blended in very well with the garden over the many years they have been installed and how they can look in over 10 years.  Any residue metal from the manufacturing process will wash away with the elements of the weather if any are present at the point of install.  If positioned into shingle any residue in those early stages of installation would be absorbed into the shingle and soon disappear. They are rustic and meant to blend into the environment.  Click on the link below to see no staining from the bollard even after being doused in water. 

Bollard types and spacing

Bollard lights are available in a variety of styles, finish and lamp options. You need to think about how the light will be used for example a small garden pathway, the main driveway or to illuminate steps etc.  If you are within 20 km of the coast you should think about using the Wooden, Copper, Iron, Brass or Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel. Some bollards have built in LED modules which generally offer lower levels of light (lumens) than a standard LED GU10 lamp. Also, it is likely the LED module is a sealed unit and an integral part of the bollard which cannot be replaced if it fails meaning you will have to purchase a complete new bollard. There are bollards that use GU10 LED lamps and E27 base LED lamps. The spacing of bollards will depend on the type of bollard, louvre design, height and lamp output etc but a general rule of thumb would be no less than 3 meters and no more than 12 meters apart. The shorter distance would be for garden pathways and the longer distance for long driveways.


Lamp colour ( Kelvins )


The colour of a lamp is defined as a measurement called kelvins. A standard GLS incandescent bulb in the home 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.

Installation 220 – 240v

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.  Mains 240v cable will have less joints than a low voltage installation but care must be taken with the cable runs. Cabling should be Rubber Butyl and not PVC. PVC leads to capillary action over time especially with UV degradation.

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.                               


Item Specifications

colour: Brown
Weight: 18.500 kg
Max wattage: 11 Watt
IP rating: IP 44
Width: 12 cm
Height: 50 cm, 80 cm
Depth: 12 cm
Material Finish: Cor-Ten Cast Steel Rusted
Bulb Type: E27
Warranty: 2 Years