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Q - What is an IP rating? 

Ingress Protection or IP rating is used to determine a fittings resistance against solids and water. The first part of an IP rating is the solid protection rating, this ranges from 1-6. The second part of an IP rating determines how waterproof a fitting is. This ranges from 1-8. The image below shows what combinations of an IP rating can be.

When choosing an exterior fitting we recommend that you choose one with a IP rating of 44 or greater. 

Q - How long does an item take to order, if we don't stock it?

If we do not have an Item in stock it generally takes 3-4 Business days to get to our warehouse prior to dispatch.

Q - What is colour Temperature?

This refers to the colour of light that is emitted by a light source. The 3 main colour temperatures are 3000K/4000K/5000K. A blubs colour temperature is measured in Kelvin. The lower the Kelvin is the warmer the colour is.

Warm White 3000K 

Warm White provides a soft yellow colour which is generally used in bedrooms.

Cool White 4000K

Cool White is a more neutral light being a more neutral white colour when compared to warm white.

Daylight 6000K

Daylight provides a colour temperature that is close to the outside light at noon

Q - Wattage VS Lumens?

Lumens

Lumens determine how bright your bulb or fitting is. The lower the lumens the lower the light output. The higher the lumens the higher the light output. 

Wattage

Wattage is used to measure how much power the bulb or fitting consumes not how bright the fitting or bulb is. 

Bulb Conversion Table


Q - What Bulb types are There?

There are many different types of bulbs when it comes to fittings. The most common types are Edison Screw (E27) and Bayonet Cap (B22). Both of these bulbs have smaller variants. The Small Edison Screw bulb is know as an E14. The Small Bayonet Cap is known as the B15.

There are many types of bulbs, ranging from E27, B22, E14, MR16 and more. Please see below for a bulb identification table.