Athena recessed uplight combine a cool top lens, long lamp life and energy efficiency for uplighting trees from lawns or paving. Athena provides a powerful 25° uplighting beam, using 12 x 1 watt LED lamps, while maintaining a typical top lens temperature of under 70 degrees C - so Athena can be used even in walkover areas to uplight trees with an open canopy and branch structure from directly below. The shallow depth and no need to enter the Athena fitting for lamp installation or replacement make it quick and easy to fit unlike its metal halide cousins. The dark grey non-reflective interior means less light refraction through the lens to give away its position in the landscape. Athena has a 304 stainless steel lens rim, a cast aluminium body and a polymer sleeve for recessing into the ground. To facilitate removal of screws for future relamping or other maintenance, apply copper grease to the threads of all screws being fitted for retention of bezels, grills or other top plates or retaining rings. Copper grease resists degradation due to heat and protects against difficulty in removing screws, particularly where stainless steel screws are fitted with aluminium parts. It may also be used on screw threads of screw-off bezels or glare shields. Ensure surplus is cleaned off with a solvent to prevent staining in use.
||304 grade stainless steel top
||Front bezel is attached to tubular aluminium body. 1m cable via rear entry cable gland
||1080lm warm white
||Cast aluminium body with borosilicate glass lenses, stainless steel top ring and plastic soil sleeve.
Direct burial in the ground: prewired with rubber cable and 20mm IP68 gland for connection to mains supply via a separate underground joint kit (order T9969 separately). Provide 300mm depth of shingle drainage below the uplight: do not use in waterlogged ground.
Using a single RCD for large numbers of 240v fittings is not recommended due to the risk of nuisance tripping. We advise the use of separate RCD protectioin for each circuit and a maximum of 12 fittings per RCD. Where a garden lighting installation of more than 12 units with transformers, which results in a significantly higher fault tolerance and reliability in the total installation