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Materials

ABS Battery Box, Die-cast Aluminium, Glass

Colour

Black

Solar Panel

High Efficiency mono-crystalline 4.5V 555mA

Rechargeable Battery

2 x Li-ion 3.7V, 2000mAh

Number of LEDs

10 x SMD LEDs

Lumen Output

70 lumens

Colour Temperature (kelvins)

2800K – 3100K (Warm White)

Constant Light Output

Low level light until PIR activated

PIR Light Output

Full brightness (40secs)

PIR Range

6m (approx.)

IP Rating

IP44

Features

Dusk to Dawn, PIR, External ON/OFF Switch

Dimensions

225mm x 259mm x 454mm

Guarantee

2 Years

Solar Landscape Lighting – Solamon – Professional Solar Gate Post Light with PIR Motion Sensor

This stylish solar gate post light with PIR motion sensor and frosted glass is ideal for mounting either side of a gate. It will also look great on any wall or flat surface. Three modern functions combine to make the ultimate energy saving outdoor security light: Solar technology, LEDs and a PIR Motion Sensor.

The professional PIR solar light automatically lights at a low level during darkness (dusk to dawn) but changes to full brightness whenever motion is detected within a 6 metre range. The light then stays on for approx. 40 seconds before reverting back to a low but acceptable level of light.

Unlike lower cost solar lights that usually last no longer than a season, these professional outdoor solar lights have high capacity long life batteries to last several years. Replaceable long life Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries with no memory effect are used, which means they will always retain a full charge unlike Nickel Cadmium batteries that will rapidly lose their storage ability.

The same batteries are used in the latest high power rechargeable drills.

The light is bright enough to be a useful safety feature, and is around 10 times as bright as  budget solar lights. These often only have 1 low power LED.

The highly sensitive large solar panels will charge on most days. However, on the cloudiest and wet of days in winter, there may be insufficient light to totally re-charge the batteries. It may take up to 2 days of bright weather to fully re-charge the batteries. If only partly charged the light will only stay on a for a few hours .

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).

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