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Range

Pro-Solar

Colour Temperature (kelvins)

7-8000K

Lumen Output

8-9 lm

LUX On/Off

50

Max Illumination Time (full charge)

up to 250 hours

LED Expected Life

Up to 100,000 hours

Working Temperature

-20° to +70°

IP Rating

IP68

Sensor

Photocell (Dusk to Dawn)

Installation Hole Size

80mm

Milling Depth

30mm

Installed Height

6mm nominal

Compression Test

55 Tonnes

Impact Resistance

IK10

Weight

275g

Battery Type

Lithium Ion (LFP)

Battery Life

Up to 8 Years

Visibility

360 Degrees (up to 500m)

Material

Industrial Strength Polycarbonate

Guarantee

3 Years

In-Ground Solar Light – White LED

The SolarEye 80 in-ground solar light is designed to provide 360 degree visibility at night. The main purpose of the SolarEye is to act as a guide light along pathways and seating areas. They are particularly suited to areas where it is difficult to run power cables. These in-ground solar lights sit almost flush to the ground, are skid-resistant, IP68 and vandal-proof. This makes them ideal for both public and private areas. Alternatively, install vertically on fences / raised decking etc. The solar light must be positioned in direct sunlight and the dimpled surface helps to capture more light when vertical. The SolarEye will also charge and work effectively under several inches of water, however charging may take a little longer.

High quality, modern technology bring these in-ground solar lights above the rest:

  • Long life LFP batteries give up to 8 years life
  • 8-9 lm LED visible for up to 500m
  • Up to 250 hours of life when fully charged
  • Vandal Resistant – Compression tested to 55 tonnes and IK10
  • Quick and Easy Installation – No electrical supply required

Positioning Suggestions

Consider the location carefully prior to installation. Large areas of shade, overgrown foliage or debris may affect the performance of the product. Each installation is different, however below are some installation suggestions covering various factors.

Narrow or irregularly maintained paths – create a centre line spaced at 4.5m

Wider paths / highly maintained areas – use SolarEye on both sides of the path, spaced at 9m but staggered at every 4.5m (zig-zag)

3m+ wide shared use paths – a centre / offset line will mark out different sections e.g 1/3 cycle path, 2/3 pedestrians and other users

 

Installation Method

Use a cutting mill to bore the hole in the desired location. Secure the SolarEye in place with a two component all weather eproxy adhesive and / or screw in place.

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).