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Materials

Glass, Solid Brass

Finish

Bronze

Voltage

12v

Bulb Holder

MR16

Max Wattage

50w

IP Rating

IP54

Cable Length approx. (m)

5.0m

Guarantee

2 Years, Reduced 1 year warranty period for cable

Brass Spot Light – 12v Director Spike Light in Rustic Bronze – 12v Plug & Play

Brass Spot Light, the 12v Director garden uplight is crafted from solid brass and has a decorative rustic bronze finish. An extra durable polycarbonate ground spike with 4 fins and anchor is also supplied with this spot light, providing added stability when fixed into soft ground. It is ideal for uplighting plants, shrubs, trees, statues or ornaments, and adds a classically elegant look to a garden.

Easily adjustable by a serrated clamp joint, this spotlight can be angled in various positions up to 180° (vertically). The tubular body, convex lens and integrated glare shield results in the light shining in a narrow, concentrated beam, ideal for illuminating individual focal points. This classic, low voltage bronze garden spike light has an MR16 fitting, which is easily installed and replaced.

To remove the main body twist anti-clockwise to release, and replace and twist clockwise to secure. This simple method means no external screws are required which not only makes maintenance easier, it also adds to the streamline and classic design quality. Lumena recommend the use of a 12 volt LED MR16 which has a longer life span, and uses less energy compared to halogen MR16s.

Copper Grease is recommended to facilitate the removal of the main body of all Charleston Cobra Spot Lights when changing lamps.

The Charleston Director forms part of Lumena’s VERSA Plug & Play Range. For ease of installation, a 2 pin adaptor plugs directly into a Lumena Transformer, or any Versa connectors, meaning no wiring is required. If the adaptor is not required then this can simply be cut off and the wire stripped to create a normal connection via a junction box. VERSA Plug & Play connectors are also compatible with other plug and play systems such as Techmar and Lighting for Gardens.

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).