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Smoothie recessed light - Stainless steel - 240v GU10


The E8012  is a stylish 240v recessed light for illuminating steps or patios which can take a choice of GU10 3w or 5w LED lamps. Order lamps separately. Smoothie is fitted with a frosted lens as standard to diffuse the lighting and 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 steplights are in effect recessed spotlights - avoid using them facing viewpoints.

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

Suitable drainage should be provided below each fitting to prevent water logging. Smoothies should not be installed in ground subject to water logging, an IP68 light should be considered.

Lighting steps example

                   

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.

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: 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
additional information: Sleeve 120mm x 67.5mm Bezel 88mm diameter 44mm polycarbonate centre diameter