Deck lighting is an effective solution to make your Timber Deck useful and more appealing. Follow our step-by-step directions to find out the best way to install low voltage lights. Because low voltage lighting does not require hiring an electrician, it's a thing you can do, provided you are not afraid of electricity. Just kidding, though! Installing deck light is like installing landscape lights.
It's possible for you to select from many different stair riser lights, railing lights, and light posts. A 12- volt transformer that's plugged into a standard wall outlet powers most light systems. Solar lights can be used and do not even need transformers or wiring. Always see the manufacturers installation instructions before beginning the job, and get in touch with your local building department.
Perfect for lighting up steps in your decking, deck lights also add feeling to your outdoor living space. In this step by step guide, you’ll learn the best way to set up deck lights to create a much more inviting and safer outdoor surroundings.
Step One: Mark out wherever your lights will be
So that you can work on the rear of the plank, take away the very best board of the decking on which you’re installing the light. Mark your lights out across the board. Ensure they're equally spaced out. Bear in mind wherever your power cord is as well as the amount of the cable needed when determining where the lights will go.
Step Two: Drill holes for the lights
Before when you start drilling, make certain there's nothing like conduits or cables on the other side of the plank. You’re prepared to drill your holes. Pick the drill bit that matches the deck light that you’ve purchased. Make sure the drill bit clears the pins that hold it by several millimeters as well as the light.
Step Three: Install your deck lights
Set the lights within the holes you’ve drilled. Join the wire in the rear of the light together with the outlet that is loom. You’ll have to screw at every connection that may produce a watertight seal in a cover.
Step Four: Link to electricity
Connecting your deck lighting should ONLY be done by a licensed Electrician.
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