The Slots 65 is an attractive yet commercial style LED bollard which comes in two heights and two colour finishes.
It comes with a 3000k colour temperature warm white COB (Chip on board) LED with 340 lumen output. The total wattage
consumption is 6.3w.
It is made from Aluminium and the two colour finishes are Anthracite and Rust.
The two heights are 465mm and 665mm.
It comes complete with the LED COB light module and also a concrete anchor set, But you can add accessories such as the Hanger
bolt set and IP68 3-pole connection box for watertight connection for the cabling installation.
The LED module is integrated in the head piece of the bollard/path light and radiates downwards so that any glare is effectively
types and spacing
Bollard lights are available in a massive choice 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 bollards or marine grade 316 stainless steel. Some bollards
have built in LED lamps and they generally offer lower levels of light ( lumen's ) than say a compact fluorescent.
Also if the lamp is an integral part of the bollard then it cannot be replaced if it fails in future so you will have
to purchase a complete new bollard. There are bollards that use GU10 LED lamps and in this case can be changed for a
ECO friendly GU10 LED lamp. The spacing of the bollards will depend on the lamp output, louvre design, height 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.
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 6,000 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 skin tones and gives a warm
soft relaxed feel and at the other end of the scale a 4,000 to 6,000 kelvin lamp colour would be used in offices or
at fast food restaurants to make you feel less comfortable and relaxed and feel more alert. There’s nothing that can sour
your opinion of a compact fluorescent or LED lamp like buying a 4000K or 5000K bulb when you meant to buy a 2700K bulb,
or vice-versa. 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.
output ( Lumens )
The amount of light that is produced by a lamp is called lumens and the more lumens the lamp has the brighter it will be.
Lumens work in conjunction with kelvins and should not be taken in isolation of each other. For example if you had a very
warm white lamp at 2,700 kelvins and it produced 300 lumens and you then had another lamp which was a cool white 6,000 kelvins
which also produced 300 lumens the cooler lamp colour would always appear brighter to the naked eye than the warmer one this
is due to the receptors in the eye that react better to a white light spectrum. Another factor on how bright a light may
appear is contrast. So if you shine a white 6,000 kelvin light onto a dark wall and a warm 2,700 Kelvin lamp onto a white
wall the warmer lamp would appear brighter due to the contrast of the material it is focused on. So when choosing a lamp
always take into account the area you want to illuminate and think about Kelvins (colour ), Lumens ( brightness) and
contrast (colour of area).
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 a IP rating which is explained further in our
design ideas section but in simple terms the IP rating is 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 as the weakest point is always cable and transformer joints. All joint must be made 100%
water tight and this can be done using heat shrink kits, waterproof junction boxes which are then filled with a resin
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.
All exterior lights must be installed by a certified NIC EIC electrician and should be signed off by an electrician with
Part P certification. all cable joints must be 100% watertight. There are a selection of waterproof jointing kits and
boxes available on this web site.