How to self Intall Landscape Lights
Materials and tools
Tools to use:
· Banner of measure
· Saw to cut metals
· Wire stripper
· Drill with screwdriver
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Materials to be used:
· Conduit tube 25 mm x 3 mm, 5
· Adhesive vinyl
· Sandpaper 100 grm, 3
· THHN cable or cord, 2
· Rubber electrical tape, 2
· Electrical PVC tape, 2
· (Watertight) distribution box
· Weather with switch box
· Cement – optional
· Elbows, 8
Step by step
Before you begin
When choosing the type of lighting and its effects, keep in mind fashion how to use outer space of the House, both in summer and in winter. Consider also how the effects of outdoor lighting can be seen from the interior of the House, especially in summer.
Carefully selecting the luminaires. Some outside lights are hard and can have an unpleasant shine for those who look at them.
Not to focus the exterior lights on a single switch. On the other hand, prefer several circuits to have the flexibility to create different situations.
Centralize that Yes switches within your home in a place of easy access, for example: near the main entrance gate.
Many people cut the outside light in order to save electricity. However, efficient alternatives exist on the market and to save energy, such as compact fluorescent tubes and bulbs of low consumption.
Maybe you to pay more for the vial, but not significant increase in your electric bill will be noticed. Remember, while more enlightened is the outside of the House, it will be safer.
Before you begin:
Advice from an electrician certified by the Superintendency of electricity and fuel (SEC)
Cut off the power from the circuit of the House.
To bring energy to the garden can be: to) install a new circuit on the Board and have a line dedicated to external lighting; (b) connect to an existing distribution box; (c) connected to an existing outlet that has low electrical charge.
Power to use line must possess a lifeguard (differential) on the Board (as a rule there should be at least one line of plugs). If for some reason the line that is to be used does not possess an automatic life, one superimposed abroad, suitably protected from rain must be installed.
Rule of wire colors
1. red, black or blue is cable phase.
2 white or coffee is neutral.
3 green and yellow are ground
For metallic bulbs always need a ground wire when connecting a metal focus. For plastic bulbs, a ground wire is not essential to connect a plastic bulb
All cables must be installed inside a PVC pipe Orange called conduit, whose diameter will depend on the number of cables that will pass through your.
There are 2 types of cables for outdoor use:
1 cable 1 x 16 THHN mms., which cost less than the lace and comply with the standards. PUT PHOTOS COD.
2 cord for 3 x 16 mms weather, it is essential when connected to a light bulb type stake.