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Smoothie, eyelid step light, copper, GU10, mains 240v, IP65


The Smoothie Eyelid is a stylish Mains 240v recessed light for illuminating steps or patios with GU10 LED bulbs. The Smoothie is fitted with a frosted lens as standard to diffuse the lighting and the eyelid hood hides the lamp from above when walking past. 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.


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Colour/Finish: Natural copper weathers to a mottled brown finish which blends well with red brick and timber.

IP rating IP65

Construction: Front bezel with eyelid is attached to tubular aluminium body which unscrews into 2 halves without tools for easy lamp changing. 2m cable via rear entry cable.

Input 240v

Lamp Type: GU10 3w or 5w LED lamps. Order lamps (bulbs) separately.

Installation: 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. Recess depth 120mm Smoothies should not be installed in ground subject to water logging, an IP 68 light should be considered. Using a single RCD for large numbers of 240v fittings is not recommended due to the risk of nuisance tripping. We advise the use of separate RCD protection for each circuit and a maximum of 12 fittings per RCD. Where a garden lighting installation of more than 12 spike mount or recessed lights per circuit is proposed, we suggest the installation of 12v units with transformers, which results in a significantly higher fault tolerance and reliability in the total installation.

 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-enter able 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.

Using a single RCD for large numbers of 240v fittings is not recommended due to the risk of nuisance tripping. We advise the use of separate RCD protection for each circuit and a maximum of 12 fittings per RCD. Where a garden lighting installation of more than 12 spike mount or recessed lights per circuit is proposed, we suggest the installation of 12v units with transformers, which results in a significantly higher fault tolerance and reliability in the total installation.


Item Specifications

colour: Natural Copper
Voltage: 220 - 240v
IP rating: IP 65
Material Finish: Natural Copper
Bulb Type: GU10
Warranty: 5 year