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Soprano Bollard Light in Textured Black for Exterior Lighting IP65 using 1 x 9W max. GX53, Astro 1131006

Model No. AX0677 by: Astro Lighting
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This is the Astro Lighting 0677 Soprano Bollard light for exterior lighting (1131006), a black bollard using 1 x 9W max. GX53 lamp (not included); the fitting is rated at IP65.

It is a non-dimmable ground-mounted standing light for outdoor lighting.

It has an IP65 rating - which allows you to safely install it outdoor - but it is not recommended to be installed within 5 miles from the coast or in a high salt environment.

Soprano Black Bollard Light - Features

  • Ground mounted bollard light for exterior lighting, Astro Lighting Soprano 0677
  • SKU 1131006
  • Finish: textured black finish
  • Lamp used: it uses 1 x GX53 lamp max. 9W, which is not included; the lamp needs to be ordered separately.
  • Dimming: non-dimmable fitting.
  • Low energy fitting for exterior lighting, ideal for pathway or garden lighting.
  • IP rating: IP65 rated fitting, ideal to be used outdoor.
  • If used with a motion detector, please insure at least a minimum of 20 minutes ON time.
  • Class 1 electrical rated, earthed fitting.
  • Weight: 2.5kg.
  • Dimensions: height 490mm, width 90mm, depth 145mm.
  • F Marked: can be mounted on flammable surfaces like wooden decking.

Model: Astro Lighting Soprano 0677 black bollard for outdoor lighting (1131006).

Lights Specific
Base GX53
Colour Black
Dimmable No
Electrical Rating Class 1 - Earthed fitting
Energy Type Mains Voltage 240V
Fire Rating F Marked
IP Rating IP65
Lamp Style Contemporary
Light Color Lamp Dependant
Lumens Lamp Dependant
Number of Lamps 1
Projection 145
Rooms Outdoor
Tasks Floor Lamp
Total Wattage 9
Wattage 9
Zone Rating 1, 2, and 3
Range Soprano Bollards

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