240v Spike spotlights need their own circuit from an existing or new fuse box. The box must be protected by a residual current device (RCD) and controlled with a double-pole isolating switch. As a general rule of thumb, the armoured cables need to be run underground- at least 450mm with weatherproof junction boxes. Use an electrician qualified under 'Part P' building regulations to install any mains electricity outdoors who will certify the work properly.
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|Construction:||The spotlight body is made from solid metal tube and is mounted on an adjustable knuckle joint and 25cm round rod mounting spike. Unscrewing the front bezel makes it easy to change the lamp without tools|
|Input Voltage:||240v volts|
|Lamp Type:||GU10 240v L.E.D. lamp - Order lamps separately (Max LED size 72mm not including pins.)|
2 metres of 3 core cable fitted for connection into a weatherproof junction box.
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 protection for each circuit and a maximum of 12 fittings per RCD. Where a garden lighting installation of more than 12 spike mount or recessed lights per circuit is proposed, we suggest the installation of 12v units with transformers, which results in a significantly higher fault tolerance and reliability in the total installation