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Electrical Considerations When Installing Landscape Lighting


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Installing Landscape Lighting: I would like to add landscape lighting to up light some trees behind a water feature by our pool.

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Electrical Question: I would like to add landscape lighting to up light some trees behind a water feature by our pool.

Dave, Thank you for taking the time to create this website and share your experience.

Thank you for your time,
Darren

This electrical question came from: Darren, from Rescue, California.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Darren.

Wiring Landscape Lighting Projects

Application: Electrical Wiring for Landscape Lighting.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a licensed electrician..
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, hole saw and drill motor, drop cloth, a Voltage Tester and a fiberglass ladder.
Materials: Type NM Cable or same type and gauge cable as the existing light circuit cable, staples for securing the cable, light fixture cut in box or required well supported fixture box for the specific light fixture, wire connectors.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools, access to the circuit wiring and project area, and experience working with light circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the panel lighting circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Modifying or installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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