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SolarMate IV Mains Free Lighting Kit

Code: N74NG

  • Provides mains quality interior lighting where no power exists
  • Perfect for workshops, stables, barns, large sheds, garden offices, remote garages etc
  • Easy and safe to install

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SolarMate IV Mains Free Lighting Kit

• Provides mains quality interior lighting where no power exists
• Perfect for workshops, stables, barns, large sheds, garden offices, remote garages etc
• Easy and safe to install
• Illuminates an area up to 60m2
• Has a 10 year warranty, excluding the bulb
• A standard car / caravan battery is required but is not supplied with this kit

The Solar Mate IV is a safe and cost effective alternative to installing mains lighting on remote buildings. The high power 12V DC Compact Fluorescent Bulb (CFL) has a brightness equivalent to a 45watt filament bulb yet is very energy efficient. The kit comprises; 28wp crystalline solar panel, 6 x CFL bulbs and bulb holders, wall switch, basic solar panel mounting kit, 7m cable, fuse, connectors and detailed installation instructions.
Technical specifications:
Solar panel max. power: 28 watts
Qty of CFL and CFL holders included: 6
Area that will be illuminated: 60m2
Power consumption of each CFL bulb: 9W (54W combined)
Brightness equivalent (to filament bulb): 45W (270W combined)
Solar panel dimensions: 559 x 407 x 25mm
Weight: 3.6kg

can this be used externally (for garden lighting) safely or protected by IP compliant lighting units for bulbs be required). If extra panels can be added are extra batteries required to store additional energy - are there instructions to do this?

Asked by: StuN
The solar panel can be mounted outside. The fittings and bulbs provided with the kit are for indoor use. The implementation of other sockets & extra parts is a design project if you are unsure sure we would advise to contact an electrician.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17

Can you run LED strip lights from this kit ? And can you add more solar panels if needed ?

Asked by: Meee
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require, but keep in mind that you need a battery for the item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17

Hi Is the charging of the battery managed - ie can the solar panel be left permanently hooked up to the battery without fear of overcharging etc on sunny days? Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: rs
Date published: 2015-07-17

Do you need a battery to make this system run and if so what type would you recommend?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it will need a battery. See: http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/12v-100ah-solar-battery-l35br
Answered by: DB
Date published: 2015-07-17
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Item code Item name Quantity Price
N74NG SolarMate IV Mains Free Lighting Kit (1+) £199.99

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