How To Install Retaining Wall Lighting
Last Updated: 03/06/2017
Retaining Wall Lighting - Field Installation Guide
When installed properly wall lighting is a simple, effective, and a low maintenance addition to any property. Wall lighting not only increases property curb appeal, it also illuminates steps, columns, and dangerous places to trip. To efficiently light up your retaining walls, steps and other hard to reach places we put together this quick Retaining Wall Lighting Guide. For our more detailed integral lighting article please click here.
Required tools and supplies
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Tools: caulk.gun, rake, shovel, wire cutters.
Lighting Supplies : Wall lights, waterproof connectors, 12-2 low voltage wire, 60 watt transformer, path lights, integrator.
Before you most to position the transformer for the lights. We recommend placing it inside, in your basement or garage..Transformers reduce standard household voltage. Thus, a transformer will reduce a 120 voltage household current to 12.0 volts. We used a 60-watt transformer for our hardscape lighting project. Read more about AC under the "Installation Trouble Shooting" section (see below). Please heed the fact that AC-powered components are not compatible with DC. The appropriate transformer will be necessary. And now You can mix and match to integrate path up, down, and spotlight effects to your layout. These lighting atmospherics will dramatically elevate the overall visuals of your outdoor living spaces.
Planning Your Lighting layout
Theoutdoor lighting also can be enjoyable and is worth the effort. When lights are placed 60 inches apart, they generate a beautiful, overlapping glow. Be thorough in your design planning. It's easier to make corrections by erasing your pencil marks than
12-2 Low Voltage Wire
Once youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve secured the transformer, plan a route for the wires. . The best place to pull them into the house is probably at the top of a basement window.In addition, we made sure the top stone of the wall was not permanently secured when installed. If your stone is already adhered, you will have to break the top layer of stone with a chiseling tool in order to install the lights. As a general rule, Ã¢â‚¬Â¨when you run a cable from the transformer to the last fixture, if the run is within 100 feet, use a Ã¢â‚¬Â¨minimum size wire of 12-2 gauge.
Important: mea sure twice, cut once! Be very careful when splicing the wire
Various wall lights are available. Different applications call for different lighting. The 4-inch LED wall light is commonly because it can fit into many tighter areas. The 6-inch LED has more overall light output than the 4 inch and is commonly used in security applications. The 18-inch wall lights are great for larger steps, large columns, and more industrial needs. To see all the retaining wall lighting products click here.