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Smoothie recessed light - 316 Stainless steel - 12v

( Requires a transformer and LED MR16 lamp. )

The Smoothie code number E8011L is a stylish 12v recessed light for illuminating steps or patios which can take a choice of low energy LED lamps. Order lamps separately. The Smoothie is fitted with a flush frosted lens as standard to diffuse the lighting. The light is located by an "O" ring on the body into a sleeve tube so that no external screw fixings are visible. Remember that recessed step lights are in effect recessed spotlights - avoid using them facing viewpoints.
Colour/Finish:  316 grade stainless steel
IP Rating:       IP65
Construction: Front bezel is attached to tubular aluminium body which unscrews into 2 halves without tools for easy lamp changing. 1m cable via rear entry cable
Input Voltage: 12v
Lamp Type:
38 degree beam for wider staircases or 60 degree beam for wider coverage of a narrower staircase, path or patio. MR16 warm white LED lamps include 3w or 5w for lighting across wider steps; Order lamps separately.


The plastic sleeve is built into the wall during construction or retrofitted into a hole cut with a coring bit: the light pushes into the tube, where it is held firmly in place by an o-ring, leaving a front plate with no visible fixing screws. Suitable drainage should be provided below each fitting to prevent water logging. Smoothies should not be installed in ground subject to water logging, an IP 68 light such as a Neptune Recessed light should be considered. Connect input cable to cable from transformer using T9962 cable joint or T9963 cable splice kit.

Remember that recessed step lights are in effect recessed spotlights - avoid using them facing viewpoints.

Lighting steps example


Installation 12v

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.  Care must be taken with the cable runs and not to install transformers more than 30 metres away from the furthest fitting to avoid any voltage drop. Cabling should be 2 core Rubber HO5RN-F or HO7RN-F and not PVC. PVC leads to capillary action over time especially with UV degradation. Always check the correct type of transformer you need for your fittings. We recommend wiring in parallel with Toroidal AC and LED DC drivers. But when using Milliamp mA LED drivers, they should always be wired in series. Plug and Play kits are simply a case of daisy chaining the fittings via plug and play junction boxes, connectors and extension cables using a 2-pin plug arrangement. 

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: stainless steel 316
Voltage: 12v, 220 - 240v
IP rating: IP 65
Materials: stainless steel 316 bezel and aluminium body
Dimensions: 110mm x 63mm body
Material Finish: Stainless Steel 316 Bezel And Aluminium Body
Bulb Type: GU10
additional information: Sleeve 120mm x 67.5mm Bezel 88mm diameter 44mm polycarbonate centre diameter