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How to Install Garden Lights yourself

Author: Mohamed Fareed
by Mohamed Fareed
Posted: May 29, 2022
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The following steps will guide you through the installation of garden lights.

Determine the location of the lights

We begin by measuring the area where the light strip will be installed using a tape measure. If you decide to set the LED lights along the route, we'll need to measure the distance using a tape measure and then calculate the light density. At this stage, you must ensure that the line is no more than 6 inches from the path's edge. Otherwise, the lights may not effectively glow at night.

Assemble the lights and wiring

First, assemble the solar LED lights that will be placed according to the instructions. Typically, this entails inserting the light's top into the bracket and connecting the lamp post to the bracket's bottom. And before beginning the installation, expose the solar panel to direct sunshine for 8 to 12 hours. This allows the batteries to be charged entirely and any possibly problematic lights identified before installation.

We also need to clear where the solar LED lights will be installed. Assume the soil is hard or dry. Allow the soil to soak in for a few hours after lightly watering the area where the lights will be put. This will make it easy to install the fixtures in the desired locations. Push the solar LED light pegs into the ground, ensuring they stay upright. When the dirt is loose, the light posts will be simple to place. If you press the lights into the ground, the stakes may be damaged.

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We'll need to perform some basic wiring. At this point, follow the manufacturer's instructions. Measure the constant distance between path lights and temporarily set them on the ground. Once you've positioned the fixtures, push the stakes into the ground, ensuring they stay upright. Connect the connection from the transformer to the institutions you just placed. Maintain a safe distance between the wires and the earth. LED solar lights installed in this manner will be highly tidy and look much nicer.

Connect the light source

To connect, wrap the connection with electrical tape or use a permanent waterproof glue. Start by removing one inch of insulation from the wires using pliers. The cable should then be cut, the conductors separated, and the wires stripped. Install a brass "butt joint" on each conductor and tighten the set screw on one side before repeating on the other.

In addition, we must place heat shrink tubing over each wire so that one of the wires on the fixture may be twisted together with one of the remaining conductors. After that, slip these wires into the brass connector's end and tighten them.

Finally, wrap the heat shrink sleeve around both brass connections. Heat the tubing using a butane or propane flame until it shrinks tightly around the wires. Then, for each solar LED light fixture, repeat the procedure. Connect the transformer to the switch and turn on the system. If the light is too faint, it might be due to a faulty transformer. Upgrade the transformer size if necessary.

Check the wiring and connect the switch.

If your light is 230V, a professional with electrical competence should attach the switch. If you install it yourself, follow the manufacturer's instructions for connecting the fixture. Then, wire the light switch and attach the cable to the GFCI circuit breaker to re-energize the panel box and circuit breaker. Check the functionality of your light switch and fixture. Call an electrical inspector to arrange a wiring examination before burying the UF wire. Bury the cable after your wiring has passed inspection.

Final Thoughts

Install Garden Street Lights are a great way to make your home or business more secure. They are also a great way to brighten up the night and provide a sense of safety.

About the Author

Fareed is a graduate of computer science engineering, a writer and marketing consultant. he continues to study on Nano technology and its resulting benefits to achieving almost there.

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