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HOW TO INSTALL LED FLOOD LIGHTS?

  • Categories:Industry News
  • Author:Ways Yi
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  • Time of issue:2020-09-04 09:45
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(Summary description)It seems it is very easy to install a flood light, but actually, we have to consider the security, safety and nighttime curb. Generally, we offer a brief instruction manual in the box as our customer required. Today, we would like to share more details on the installation.

HOW TO INSTALL LED FLOOD LIGHTS?

(Summary description)It seems it is very easy to install a flood light, but actually, we have to consider the security, safety and nighttime curb. Generally, we offer a brief instruction manual in the box as our customer required. Today, we would like to share more details on the installation.

  • Categories:Industry News
  • Author:Ways Yi
  • Origin:
  • Time of issue:2020-09-04 09:45
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It seems it is very easy to install a flood light, but actually, we have to consider the security, safety and nighttime curb. Generally, we offer a brief instruction manual in the box as our customer required. Today, we would like to share more details on the installation.

 

1.Choose Right Locations

Firstly, you should decide where you need more light. Generally, we install the light fixtures near home entrances or garage doors, which is for foot traffic and car parking.

If you have a Use a ladder to reach the location where you will install the floodlight (the fixture should be installed high—for example, near the roof—to provide effective coverage) and mark it with a piece of tape or a marker or pen. in a dark corner of your property, install a light there to deter any potential intruders looking for an opportunity. Or light up a walkway with a motion-activated floodlight that snaps on when someone approaches. Many floodlight models have either motion-activated sensors, or they have light-activated sensors that turn the lights on when the sun goes down.

Use a ladder to reach the location where you will install the floodlight (the fixture should be installed high—for example, near the roof—to provide effective coverage) and mark it with a piece of tape or a marker or pen.

2. Find Nearby Power Supply

Locate a nearby power source—for example, an inside outlet or switch from which you can run wiring to the outside for the new light. Be sure the circuit you will tap into can handle the additional load from the new light. Turn off the circuit at the breaker box to help see what fixtures and switches are already on the circuit. The circuit load you use shouldn’t exceed 80 percent of the total load capacity, meaning that with a 20-amp circuit, you should only be operating at 16 amps maximum. Total wattage in this case would be 2,400, with a safe wattage use of 1,920 watts. Add up the total wattage being used on the circuit to see if it can handle the extra output of the floodlight.

If the wattage will exceed the maximum with the new light, you will have to either use a different power source or install a new circuit for the floodlight.

3. Prepare the Tools  

If you are unsure of your electrical skills or your ability to fish the electrical cable through your walls, call in a professional for help. Make sure you’re completing the job in compliance with local codes and ordinances.

Connect the wiring to the fixture as directed by the manufacturer’s instructions. Secure the fixture to the wall using the manufacturer-supplied hardware and an electric screwdriver.

4. Connect Power to the Light Fixture

Never trust an inoperable light switch as a sign that the circuit has been deactivated.

Make sure the circuit is truly “dead” before touching any wires or terminals. Check for current again with a voltage tester before continuing to work.

Remove a “knockout” on the junction box that will feed power to the fixture. You can do this by prying out the pre-cut “knockout” tab with a flat-head screwdriver and needle-nose pliers. Slide the cable from the fixture you fished through the wall through the new “knockout” hole and secure the cable to the box with a cable connector and locknut. Connect the fixture’s ground wire to the ground wire in the box by twisting the two ends together using needle-nose pliers.

 

5. Test the Light

Reactivate power to the circuit and step outside to make sure the light is on. If your floodlight has a motion-activated sensor, test that it is working as well. Remember to direct the floodlights toward the ground for optimum illumination.

When installation is complete, seal the area where the light’s mount meets the wall with silicone caulk and a caulking gun to keep moisture out.

Good job! You have finished the installation of outdoor flood lights and brought beautiful and reassuring light to your property.

If you require the flood light, Our VENUS series would be a great choice. Welcome to visit our product page.

 

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