Steps To Install A Garden LED Flood Light System Yourself

Would you like to create a more inviting atmosphere in your garden this coming summer? If you would then the installation of a good quality LED flood light system may be the perfect solution. Of course you could pay for someone to do this work for you. However it is pretty simple to do it yourself simply by following the steps offered below.

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Step 1 – Begin by drawing up a simple plan of where in your garden you would like the floodlights to be situated. Then beside these mark down what wattage the bulbs will need to be next.

Step 2 – Now you need to determine what size transformers are needed. To do this is very simple all you do is add up the total amount of wattage for the bulbs you will be using then multiply this figure by 1.3. So if for example the total wattage of each of the bulbs you are going to use was 20 watts and you were going to be installing 6 of them then the size of transformers needed after multiplying the 120 watts by 1.3 would be 156.

Step 3 – Next you need to determine how much lighting cable is needed. To make sure that you have enough cable measure the distance between each lamp and then add all these figures together and then times by 1.3. It is best if you use 12 gauge cable for the installation of LED flood lights in your garden. However if the distance between each light in the system is quite long or you choose to use higher wattage bulbs in them then it is important that you use much thicker gauge cable. Would recommend that you use either 10/2 or 8/2 cable in these situations.

Step 4 – After purchasing all the necessary items including any tools you may need especially wire cutters or strippers, screwdrivers, drills, screws and pliers you can start to install the LED flood lights system in your garden. The first thing to do is actually place the lights in the positions you have chosen for them to go. Remember to make sure that they are in positions that they are going to do the most good, whether it is to help illuminate a particular part of the garden or to help create a special effect.

Step 5 – Once you have place the lights in position you should now start to run the cable from the transformer to them. It is best if you create separate cable runs for each light from the transformer rather than just connect one light to the next. This way if anything goes wrong finding the problem is a lot easier. It is best also to make sure that you run cables to lights that are of a similar distance from the transformer grouped together. Not only will this help to reduce any drop in voltage but also any loss of brightness produced by the lights.

Step 6 – As soon as the LED flood light systems has been connected to the transformers plug this into a GIF outlet and turn the lights on. Spend time examining them to check they are all providing a good amount of illumination. When satisfied mount the transformers and bury the cables.

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