Allie Rhodes Outdoor June 13th, 2018 - 05:07:50
LED landscape lighting kit. We've done two of these. In the past they were the halogen type and now we're going to do an LED install. So we've learned some things along the way we want to share what works. What doesn't work - and the first thing I can say, is we're going to take this connector that comes with them. It's supposed to be convenient slide your wire through and you squeeze this and it bites into the cable that you lay it's worthless, we'll be sniffing that off we're gonna solder it and we're gonna use. Well, it's down here in front here.
The heat shrink tubing and we'll show you that, as we go towards the installation phase later, another poor thing to know when you're when you're installing this is how to size your transformer. So what you'll find on the boxes of the various lights that you can pick from, and I can turn this one around here. It clearly states the amount of wattage that just light here consumes. This is a four point five watt, the other one here in front.
This is four point five watts, so you go to, however many lights, you are going to install, add up the total wattage that they're going to require and then you're going to get the appropriate size transformer. So how do you know if you have a hundred watt total pole on the line you're going to want a 200 watt transformer? Basically a fifty, no more than 80 percent draw on your transformer that allows you room to grow. So if you want to add a light or two down the road you'll have a transformer that can put it out and have enough power to do so. You don't want to have a hundred watt draw and have a hundred watt transformer. That's gonna, probably overheat.
It not gonna lie, you have any room to grow and add lights down the road. So that's some important thing to know. Another thing that we've learned along the way is don't just mark a spot. During the day, you, I think one's gonna look pretty here and one in the middle and one on in and then go install them and turn them on in the night and expect it to look great. Probably won't so we're going to open this bundle of wire tonight clear the ends off of it attach it to the transformer. The other ends of the wire will clear off and we'll attach it to the light and then we'll go place to place position in it.
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