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Vela Steplight - 12v - Dark Bronze finished brass body Garden Step Light

Vela is a compact 12 volt surface mount garden light ideal for lighting steps or around terraces or deck areas where recessing a light is impractical and glare protection is important. The bronze finish is particularly suitable for use with timber, stone and brick construction where a rustic appearance is preferred. Vela may be used with a CAPDISC3WW lamp or G4 LED capsule lamp. Vela is fitted with a 1.5m cable with IP44 Plug&Play connector for easy installation with the PATILO range of Plug&Play transformers and accessories. 

Colour/Finish: Dark bronze finish brass body
IP Rating: IP65
Input Voltage: 12v volts - requires power from a remote transformer
Lamp Type: LED capsule lamp - Order lamps separately
Installation: 1.5m of 2 core cable with male IP44 2-pin input connector to plug into a Plug&Play transformer.


A guide to lighting steps


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. These Plug and Play fittings should only be used for small domestic projects due to voltage drop over 5 metres.

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: Silver, Brown
Voltage: 12v
Max wattage: max 20w
IP Rating: IP65
Materials: Brass
Depth: 47mm
Bulb Type: G4
diameter: 86mm
Warranty: 5 Year