How to install the Caimen Versa luminaire in 8 simple steps | Collingwood Lighting

How to install the Caimen Versa luminaire in 8 simple steps | Collingwood Lighting

Lee Brodie, Technical Manager at Collingwood Lighting, shows you why the new Caimen Versa anti- corrosive luminaire is simple to position, fit and adapt to meet numerous industrial applications as he installs it in a workshop.

Fitting anti-corrosive lighting exactly where your customer needs it to illuminate a task can be a problem if the joists are in the wrong place. And, just like office lighting, you may need to offer different levels of illumination, energy saving control and emergency options.

Anti-corrosive light fittings are built to last in even the toughest of environments, but they still need to give you all the functionality that you’d find in an office. Often located in industrial areas or a workshop, getting the light right is critical for both production and safety.

To do this you sometimes need a little bit of flexibility from a product; if you can adapt it on-site then you don’t need to dash back to the wholesaler to get an alternative.

You need to position them in the right place to illuminate the task in hand. But what if the joist doesn’t correspond to where you want to fit the luminaire? The answer with Caimen Versa is a product whose body can move along the whole length of the fixed bracket into the right position.

It can also provide you with the lumen output of a single or twin fitting from the same product. You simply switch the wattage output to change the illumination levels.

Another switch allows you to change the correlated colour temperature to choose between warm white (3000K), cool white (4000K) and daylight (5700K). The days of having to change the fluorescent lamps from a warm white to daylight are long gone.

And finally, when you add in a range of accessories that simply plug into place, that same luminaire can offer PIR or microwave sensors for on/off or step dim control and, through the use of conversion kits, can become a manual or self-test emergency light.

Industrial and workshop lighting has to be tough enough to cope with harsh environments with IP ratings of typically IP66 and impact resistance to IK10, but the quality of lighting is still vital for both production efficiency and safety. The trick is to make sure that your anti-corrosive fitting can cover all the options for you from one luminaire.

Caimen Versa is available in four-foot, five-foot and six-foot options.


• A unique full mounting slider. Once you fix the bracket, you can slide the housing anywhere along the bracket’s length into position.

• Plug-in accessories to offer dimming and/or emergency light conversion kits.

• Switch between the lumen output of a single or twin fitting.

• Change the correlated colour temperature to choose between warm white (3000K), cool white (4000K) and daylight (5700K).



Having identified where I want the light, I measure up and fix the two brackets into the ceiling. Next, I unclip the housing from the body of the luminaire and take both to a workbench.


We know where the mains cabling is coming through the ceiling, so I can select which knockout to drill through before adding the grommet to retain the IP rating. There are plenty to choose from on the bottom, side and even the ends of the housing.

  • STEP 2A
  • STEP 2B


Clip the housing onto the bracket. If needed, I could push it along the length of the brackets into the perfect position.


Having fed through the mains cabling, I simply wire it into the terminal block of the fitting and then clip this into one of three different locations. This is the only wiring that needs to be done above head height and the push fit terminals make it easy.


Now it’s back to the workbench to customise the light. It will be the only light in a workshop area where operatives need to do detailed work, so I’m opting for the equivalent lumen output of a twin fitting and switch it accordingly. We also want a daylight illumination so I move this switch to 5700K.

  • STEP 5A
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As a workshop area with no windows, we want simple on/off control so I clip in the PIR sensor, select this control option using the dill switches and use the push fit connectors to wire it in. This fitting will not be an emergency light, but if it was, I would simply plug in the conversion kit and wire it up.


Finally, I attach the body to the housing, using the retaining cable, wire the body to the mains terminal in the housing using the push fit connectors and clip it all in place.

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  • STEP 7B


Job done! Most of the work is done at bench level where the non-rock design of the body is a real help. In total it took me about five minutes from unpacking the luminaire to finishing the job.

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