Director 12v - Brass Rustic Bronze Finish IP54 MR16 Spike Light - Plug & Play

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SKU: LCBR-DUB12P/LCBR-SPK50P
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The Director - 12v spike light in Brass uses MR16 LED bulbs not supplied. 2 year warranty. Comes prewired with 5m of cable. 62mm diameter. 158mm length of body. 180 degree tilt. Can be surface mounted with accessories.

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Director Up Light / Solid Brass Spike Light – Rustic Bronze Finish (12v Plug & Play)

( REQUIRES 12v Plug & PlayTRANSFORMER )



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.

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. We 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 the VERSA Plug & Play Range. For ease of installation, a 2 pin adaptor plugs directly into a plug and play 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.

Lamp colour ( Kelvins )

 

The colour of a lamp is defined as a measurement called kelvins. A standard GLS light bulb in your house would be 2,700 kelvins which is in the warm colour spectrum and a lamp with 5,000 kelvins would be at the very cold white spectrum. Getting the right colour temperature of a lamp does matter as the warm colour wavelength helps to soften the tone of the area and gives a warm soft relaxed feel and ideal for colourful flower beds and rockery areas especially with wooden bark and at the other end of the scale a 4,000 to 5,000 kelvin lamp colour would be used against a light background such as white walls or to accentuate grey blueish foliage in shrubs and small trees.  When you buy a new, energy efficient bulb, keep your application and colour scheme in mind and make sure to buy the bulb with a colour temperature to match. 

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. 

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.


Specifications
Range cobra
Additional Information Polycarbonate Ground Spike Included
cabling 12v 2 core 0.75mm2 H05RN-F (approx. 5m)
Colour Brown
Diameter 62mm
Ground spike dimensions (L) 220mm x (D) 55mm
Height 40mm
IP Rating IP54
Length 158mm
lens Convex Glass
Materials Brass
mounting 50mm Polycarbonate Ground Spike
Voltage 12v
Warranty 2 Years

PRODUCT AFTERCARE

Although each of our light fittings come with a warranty, it is also important to take care for your product after installation. The outdoor environment can be harsh with very warm and hot conditions as well as extremely cold, wet, and windy conditions and more especially in coastal areas where the salt air is more concentrated causing corrosion. By neglecting to care for your product may void any warranties. Below is information on caring for the different type of products we sell.

COPPER, BRASS & BRONZE

Brass and Bronzes are families of copper-based alloys and mainly copper and zinc. Bronzes are mainly copper along with alloying elements such as tin, aluminium, silicon, or beryllium. Brass generally has a bright gold appearance dependent upon the percentage of copper yields, the higher the percentage the rosier the tone will be, and more zinc will make it appear silvery. Brass has higher malleability than bronze or zinc and is ideal for resisting corrosion including galvanic corrosion from saltwater. Copper products start off with a shiny orange appearance and once installed copper weathers naturally to a lovely blue-green colour or patina over time. In arid climates, the colour change is usually to a nut brown. The colour change is the result of surface oxidation caused mainly by moisture and corrosive elements in the atmosphere. Unlike rust oxidation, the copper patina is a protective barrier that retards further corrosion, to maintain copper’s long life. They are ideal for coastal areas and to keep them looking pristine we recommend cleaning copper surfaces periodically with a solution of salt and vinegar to remove any excess deposits. Simply dissolve salt in vinegar, then use a soft cloth to apply the liquid solution to the surface of the fitting then buff until you see the copper begin to shine. Rinse and dry. The ‘Brasso’ product is a metal polish designed to remove deposits from brass, copper, chrome,and stainless steel. WD 40 is also useful for cleaning brass too and wipe off with soapy water.

316L & 316 STAINLESS STEEL

The highest grade of Stainless Steel we use is 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel which is a low carbon version of 316 Stainless Steel (which is why it has L after the 316). These grades of Stainless Steel are popular for use in Coastal areas due to the materials immunity from boundary carbide precipitation (sensitisation). However, 316 Stainless Steel contains more carbon and although is still corrosion resistant it does still need care to remove the depositsthat build up on the surface or the corrosion will eventually start to build up on the surface. We sell more 316 than 316L products on this website. The elements of 316L and 316 Stainless Steel are Carbon, Manganese, Phosphorous, Sulphur, Silicon, Chromium, Nickel, Molybdenum, Nitrogen, and Iron. The only difference is that 316L has 0.03 max % of Carbon and 316 has 0.8 max % of carbon. To maintain the shiny clean surface of 316L and 316 Stainless Steel we recommend the use of Stainless-Steel cleaning products or a solution of lemon juice and baking powder and wiped off with soapy water.

304 STAINLESS STEEL

304 Stainless Steel is made up of Carbon, Manganese, Phosphorous, Sulphur, Silicon, Chromium, Nickel, Nitrogen, and Iron. There is no presence of Molybdenum the anti-corrosive element and this metal has a high carbon content too. Therefore, we would not recommend this metal used in coastal areas. Again, it can be cleaned with Stainless Steel cleaning products or a solution of lemon juice and baking powder and wiped off with soapy water. In addition, we would suggest using an anti-corrosive spray such as ACF-50 which forms a clear film onto the surface of the fittings and adds protection to the surface for up to sixmonths. We sell this on our website. https://www.exteriorlightsuk.co.uk/product/acf-50-anti-corrosion-formula

201 STAINLESS STEEL

201 Stainless Steel is made up of Carbon, Manganese, Phosphorous, Sulphur, Silicon, Chromium, Nickel, Nitrogen,and Iron. It contains half the nickel and more manganese and nitrogen than the other popular steels. It is also the least expensive of the steel metals we sell. This mid-range product is prone to corrosion such as salt water and not suitable for coastal areas. Again, it can be cleaned with Stainless Steel cleaning products or a solution of lemon juice and baking powder. In addition, we would suggest using an anti-corrosive spray such as ACF-50 which forms a clear film onto the surface of the fittings and adds protection to the surface for up to six months. We sell this on our website. https://www.exteriorlightsuk.co.uk/product/acf-50-anti-corrosion-formula

TEAK WOOD

Our Teak lighting use timber from a sustainable source, organically oiled during production to enhance and protect the grain. The teak bollards for example are made from a natural raw material which reacts to temperature changes and will naturally release sap or may sweat inside the protective packaging. So, please don’t be alarmed if you notice this when you unpack the bollards from their packaging. Once installed, they will weather naturally in the garden, although further oil, stain or varnish treatments are recommended periodically to preserve the beauty of these products. This should also help prevent the build-up of mildewand drying out from the sun. Teak Sealer and Teak oil can be purchased from many timber and DIY stores. They are suitable for all areas including coastal areas.

ALUMINIUM

Many of our products are made from aluminium which is formed of aluminium oxide in an ore called bauxite. Alumina and bauxite are the two main raw materials in the aluminium making process. Aluminium is obtained by the electrolysis of alumina which extracts pure aluminium metal from alumina. Aluminium will not rust however it does suffer from oxidation and is prone to corrosion. We would not recommend Aluminium products in coastal areas. To maintain the surface of the product you can clean with a solution of vinegar and water and rinse with soapy water. Again, our ACF-50 anti-corrosive spray will provide a clear protective coating to the surface of the fittings and can offer up to six months protection. https://www.exteriorlightsuk.co.uk/product/acf-50-anti-corrosion-formula

POWDER COATED FINISHES

Many of our coloured finished products have been powder coated onto aluminium. This is a technique to apply decorative and protective finishes to aluminium through a process that electrostatically charges the powder consisting of a mixture of finely milled resin and pigment, spraying it on to the aluminium surface as a baking process. Although they look effective, please bear in mind that the powder is a paint and in coastal areas the paint can peel and expose the aluminium to corrosion. Therefore, we would not recommend powder coated aluminium fittings in coastal areas. To clean the surface simply use soapy water and a soft cloth and do not use anything abrasive as this will damage the finish. Again, our ACF-50 anti-corrosive spray will provide a clear protective coating to the surface of the fittings and can offer up to six months protection. https://www.exteriorlightsuk.co.uk/product/acf-50-anti-corrosion-formula

ANODISED PAINT FINISH

Anodised coloured paint finishes give a lustre shiny finish to the surface of aluminium fittings and this is done by dipping the aluminium component into an acid electrolyte bath and applying an electric current to the liquid usinga cathode. This causes oxygen ions within the aluminium to be released, which then combine with the aluminium atoms on the surface of the component to create the anodic oxide finish. This process gives the metal surface a porous structure, which can then be coloured with dyes and sealed afterwards. The advantage of the anodised finish is that it is not applied on the surface of the metal, instead, it is integrated with the aluminium substrate, which means it does not peel or chip like paint. The beauty of anodising is that it does not come off and it should protect the aluminium depending upon the thickness for at least 5 years and therefore reduce corrosion occurring. If used in coastal areas, we would recommend they are cleaned regularly with soapy water. Again, our ACF-50 anti-corrosive spray will provide a clear protective coating to the surface of the fittings and can offer up to six monthsprotection. https://www.exteriorlightsuk.co.uk/product/acf-50-anti-corrosion-formula

POLYCARBONATE (PC) –PLASTIC

Polycarbonate is a durable thermoplastic material with high impact resistance. It is quite light in weight and used primarily for Amenity style light fittings. It is fine for use in all areas including the coast. It should be cleaned periodically with warm soapy water to remove any deposits that have accumulated over time.

FeCSI-Steel

The element Iron (Fe) used in conjunction with steel alloys is put together to produce a product that eliminates the need for painting, and which forms a stable rust-like appearance after several years’ exposure to the weather. This product is used in some of our bollards under our ‘Rustic Bollard’ Category. They are very heavy and robust fittings. The surface oxidation of weathering steel takes approximately six months. When first purchased some residue rust colour from the manufactured product may be visible and will wash away with the elements of the weather. Over time they will naturally give a rust effect appearance and you will be able to touch them without any rust residue staining. An example of this is shown on our website for the ‘Rusty Slot’ fitting. They are ideal for all areas including the coast.

GRANITE

Granite is a coarse-grained igneous rock composed mostly of quartz, alkali feldspar and plagioclase. It is a hard semi-porous rock which is resistant to heat and cold. Ideal for any area, however salt deposits in coastal areas will accumulate onto the surface of the rock so it is advisable to clean the surface with warm soapy water periodically. Do not use anything abrasive.

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