Buyers Guide to plug and play garden lighting
The PATILO Plug & Play low voltage garden lighting system uses high efficiency garden lights fitted with a cable and an IP44 rain- and splash-proof low voltage connector for installation with the minimum of tools using the Patilo range of Plug&Play transformers, connectors, extension cables and junction boxes. The PATILO Plug & Play system uses led light sources with high efficiency to achieve low-energy garden lighting, which in turn allows the use of smaller cables which are compatible with an IP44 rain- and splash-proof low voltage connector. Connections above ground can be made using the range of compatible IP44 connecting cables and 3 or 5 way cable connectors. For ground burial or submersible locations, IP68 accessories provide the option of a completely waterproof installation.
The increasing availability of reliable higher-power led's means there is now more choice of recessed, spot and flood lights with an integral led light source - that is a light with a built-in non-replaceable led or led array. The integral fitting of an led light source usually achieves better heat management to increase the longevity of the led light source, as well as increasing the lighting power available from a small fitting. PATILO's Plug & Play garden lighting range includes several good examples of low voltage led garden lights, all interconnected with transformers, extension cables and installation accessories using a standard weatherproof connector plug for safe and easy garden lighting installation. The range includes Plug & Play deck lights and led underwater lights with 5m cables and a range of mounting options to make them suitable for above-water use as well. There are also RGB colour changing recessed and underwater lights for coloured garden lighting effect both in and out of water.
Some of PATILO's Plug & Play garden lighting range consists of lights which use replaceable led lamps instead of integral led light sources, including Corona spike- and Carina wall-mount spotlights, Aries 12v wall lights for garden structures and pergolas, and Orion low voltage garden bollard light: these are aluminium spotlights with a corrosion-resistant anodised finish in titanium, mahogany or black. For budget projects the Lunar polycarbonate underwater light and the Universal spike spotlight both offer halogen or led lamp options