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Darlington – Traditional Copper Wall Light with 9w LED Photocell Bulb – Dusk to Dawn

Materials

Aluminium, Copper

Finish

Black, Copper

Voltage

220 – 240v

Max Wattage

75w

Bulb Holder

ES / E27

IP Rating

IP43

Additional Information

Fixing Screws Included

Sensor

Photocell (Dusk to Dawn)

Wattage

9W

Guarantee

2 Years

Darlington – Traditional Copper Wall Light with 9w LED Photocell Bulb – Dusk to Dawn

The Darlington is a traditional Copper Wall Light, inspired by locomotive design. The aluminium bracket is durable as well as ornate, and the shade is lacquered real Copper. Natural Copper is a beautiful material, and looks fantastic in gardens. The lacquer prevents the Copper shade from oxidising. Therefore, it keeps a clean, polished look over longer periods of time. A clear polycarbonate dome slots into the shade. The long diffuser acommodates large ES/E27 lamps. In addition to the dome, a white reflector beneath the shade helps to spread light downwards evenly over 360º .

The position of the photocell is in the base of the bright 9w bulb supplied, and is an automated dusk to dawn sensor. This turns the globe wall light on during darkness and off again in daylight. Also, this saves a huge amount of energy with little running costs (approx. £5-6 per year for an 9W lamp).

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This outdoor Copper wall light pairs together with a stunning matching Lamp Post.

VIEW THE DARLINGTON LAMP POST HERE

 

The LED light sensor bulb has an in-built photocell

This automatically turns the bulb on at dusk and off again in the morning, therefore the light will not remain on during the daytime.  It is constructed with an Ultrasonic Integration Shell (omni-directional), and a sensor is located on both sides of the bulb for optimum performance. The LED has a high lumen output of 810 lm, equivalent to a 100W incandescent. It saves up to 90% of energy traditionally consumed. The bulb supplied is warm white.

FOR USE IN OUTDOOR FITTINGS ONLY – Unsuitable for dimming circuits

NOTES:
1/. The light levels that switch the bulb off and on, are factory preset and cannot be changed.

2/. There is a built in delay before darkness turns the bulb on. This is to prevent the bulb from turning off and on constantly .To test the bulbs in daylight it is necessary to totally cover the light with a dark cloth. Simply covering the sensor will not turn the bulb on.

 

“Dusk to Dawn” or “Photocell” Lighting

What is a “dusk to dawn” or “Photocell” light? A photocell is a light sensitive electronic switch. In simple terms it senses the brightness of light, and at Dusk when the light level reduces it switches the light on, and at Dawn when the light level increases again it switches the light off. Hence there is no need for a timer, and it means that no energy is wasted by lights being on in daylight.

There is normally a delay of several seconds built into the photocells to stop then turning off and on in error, for example, a passing car headlight could turn them on if the photocell were to react instantly.

As with most purchases, it is important that items are maintained correctly after installation. This is especially important for outdoor lighting which can be affected by the outdoor environment, especially in harsher areas such as coastal areas. By not following the aftercare instructions, which are always included with the relevant product, this may void any guarantees or warranties.

TEAK LIGHTS

Lumena offer a number of Teak bollards and post lights in a range of sizes. Teak wood is a part of the ‘Tectona Grandis’ hardwood species and is highly durable, producing a natural oil which helps protect from outdoor conditions. As Teak is subject to outdoor weather conditions, it starts to age and develop a duller, soft, grey appearance. This elegant, lightweight wood is ideal for both domestic and commercial use and is very easy to maintain.

To add a further protective coating from weather conditions, teak sealer is highly recommended. Lumena always apply at least one coat of Teak sealer prior to dispatch but this should also be applied periodically to help protect and freshen up the path lights.

 

CARE OF STAINLESS STEEL – TIPS

Contrary to popular belief, Stainless steel needs looking after; especially in exposed and coastal areas. If not cleaning on a regular basis, the acid that is ever present in the air ( and salt in coastal areas) will affect the surface causing pitting and even rust like staining (known as ‘Tea staining’ ) to appear.

To keep your lights looking good, simply wipe clean the outside with a damp cloth and then dry once a month, (more frequently in coastal areas). Specialist stainless steel cleaning products can be used (We recommend and stock ‘Kilrock stainless steel cleaner’) but never use an ABRASIVE cleaner. In extreme conditions we recommend applying 2 coats of Clear lacquer to protect the steel surface. (We recommend and stock ‘Simoniz’ clear lacquer).

 

COPPER & BRASS

Both brass and copper are extremely durable materials, with brass being a combination of copper and zinc, meaning neither can rust or corrode. Over time brass will subtly weather and naturally change to a darker colour which will blend in with the garden surroundings. Copper also naturally changes colour quite dramatically, often resulting in a brown or ‘verdigris’ effect, again to blend in with the outdoor surroundings. This is because copper reacts with atmospheric oxygen. Although some people may prefer a pristine, shiny copper finish, the oxide layer in fact prevents corrosion and simply adds to the character of natural copper creating a traditional, ‘olde worlde’ appearance. If a new copper finish is preferred, a layer of lacquer can prevent / slow down the weathering process.

 

240v IN-GROUND LIGHTS & SPIKE LIGHTS

240v fittings can be affected by damp conditions, typically when located outdoors. When a fitting is located outside in the cold air combined with the heat produced by the lamp inside, it is inevitible that condensation will occur, just as it does on bedroom windows in the home. If too much condensation is produced, this could result in the fitting tripping, especially in these types of fittings where a drainage hole is not possible. To combat this, Lumena include silica gel with all 240v in-ground lights and spike light to soak up any excess moisture – these should not be removed but replaced periodically and fittings checked. If any water is sitting in the fitting, this should be tipped out and the fitting safely dried out. Condensation can be more prominent when the fitting has been opened on a damp day, as the damp air will then be trapped inside when re-sealed. Therefore it is recommended that any maintenance, including changing bulbs, is performed on a dry day. An additional practice put in place by Lumena is to apply Lithium Grease to the bulb holder / bulb which acts as an additional seal to prevent tripping. Although this prevents tripping, the fittings will still need to be checked and dried out should water sit inside the fitting. For extra protection, fitting can also be filled with Wiska Gel (electrical insulation).