An Electricians biggest nightmare…Solved by Auraled UK…..Buried Uplights leaking…..
So we all know how this story goes…well nearly all electricians we have spoken to do anyway. Electrician has been asked to fit ingrounds into a nice driveway/garden/patio. So prior to this going down he lays his armoured cable to T-Joint Ip68 boxes and takes the cable supplied by the manufacturer and seals this all in.
He then sets his uplights with a soakaway and tests the circuit..all work so each is happy. Drive/patio etc is then finished and a few months later the electrican gets that dreaded call “The Breaker has blown and water is in some of the uplights”.
So he returns: Obviously he cannot access the T joint so he takes off the Bezel and gets out his “tissues” to dry out the fitting. Often a little Silicone later he tests the circuit and it works again. However the next harsh rain event and the client is once again on the phone…Know where this is heading….
Contractors say manufacturers use get outs like “you did not torque the screws enough” or “you did not provide adequate soakaway”…But it is the electrician who is then waisting time going back and forth….
So what has a Manufacturer ever done to solve this issue?? Well at Auraled UK we believe we have!!!!…..
Read the below from our Operations Director….and watch a video…
Hi all that read my posts. Here is another product series I have been fortunate to get involved in over the past 12months. It is the most exiting one in so much of the issues it solves…….
1) Buried uplighters filling with water?
2) Worried about Arcing between electrical connections?
3) Worried about using traditional LHs as not designed in unusual locations?
If you answered YES to any of the above you really need to read on more…..
We all know and have worked with Buried uplighters be that the commercial versions or the more common smaller inground lights. But they all have quite a common issue.
See the design is generally a Diecast pot with a screw down Bezel, a LH in the base with a large area of air, cable gland on the base/side. With this you have heat causing suction and this sometimes allows water to ingress.
This is a nightmare for a electrician as generally these once installed have the cables going into IP68rated junction boxes and can Quite often be set in concrete. If it leaks then removal and replacement is very costly.
This with LED Longevity would be a nightmare so we looked at some other ways of transfer of energy and started to look into induction. Based around the wireless transfer.
LEDs being such low current that they do not require much in the way of Drive.
So we worked to create a 2 part plug in system but here is the great part and I am not going to explain the inner workings/technical on Linkedin. Basically you have a Male and a female both in Plastic, when the Male (base) slots into the head (Female) the Uplighter lights up….
Both parts are sealed Ip67 and they are non conductive material so they have no arcing, that is impossible. The base could be under a fountain when the head plugs on and Lights up…really is clever tech….
Simply plug on the top to the bottom and the light will work…So the Electrician can focus on ensuring Water integrity to external cabling.
Here are some videos to see how these work….
All Bezels are manufactured in 316L SS.
As used on the Adephi Hotel in London
For more information contact Auraled UK today.