Ansell Lighting moves into outdoor lighting

Ansell Lighting has added to its range of connected lighting with two new luminaires designed for outdoor use.

Using WiZ Connected technology, the two new fittings will enable garden and external lighting designers to incorporate smart lighting into their outdoor schemes.

Compatible with Ansell’s OCTO connected lighting service, both fittings are Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled and can be operated using a smartphone, remote control, voice control, existing wall switches, or through a motion sensor. They can also be automated and incorporated into timed schedules to fit daily routines and natural daylight levels to save energy costs.

Garda LED WiZ Garden Spotlight

One of the new models is the Garda LED WiZ Connected enabled garden spotlight, a robust, versatile smart fitting ideal for luminating a range of outdoor spaces and features. Dual purpose, it is supplied with both a wall mounting bracket and spike for both ground and higher-level installation depending on the user’s needs.

Able to create a range of ambiences and effects, the Garda incorporates RGB and Tunable White (RGBTW) selectable technology, giving users a choice of 16 million colour settings. Users can also set timers, meaning that the light can be programmed to come on when users get home in the evening or to illuminate automatically at sunset.

Made from a durable polycarbonate material, the luminaire is suitable for all outdoor spaces including coastal areas and has an LED lifespan of L80 54,000 hours. It is supplied pre-wired with two metres of rubber insulated cable and comes with a three-year warranty.

Reef LED WiZ Bi-Directional Wall Light

The second new model is the Reed LED WiZ Connected enabled outdoor bi-directional wall light, a design driven fitting ideal for illuminating architectural features and creating general ambient light.

Utilising an easy to install design, it benefits from a unique detachable mounting plate which can be easily fixed to the wall before securing the housing with push fit loop-in-loop-out terminals.

Like the Garda, it is also constructed from a highly durable polycarbonate material and has been designed to withstand the elements and can be used in all outdoor spaces, including coastal locations.

The Reef LED is also tunable between 2700K – 6500K allowing the user to create the perfect ambience for their garden setting and the LED has a lifespan of L70 54,000 hours.

“Connected lighting systems are soaring in popularity as consumers continue to opt for the latest cost and energy efficient systems that are simple and easy to use,” said Mark Abbott, managing director at Ansell Lighting.

“Extending our range of products to incorporate outdoor lighting solutions is a natural progression, especially given the emphasis homeowners are now putting on improving their outdoor entertaining spaces. Both Garda and Reef have a wide array of features that offer designers and the end user the necessary possibilities to create their ideal outdoor setting and ambience.”