Basic Light Fixture Wiring
How to Install Electrical Wiring for Outdoor Light Fixtures – When installing electrical wiring for light fixtures its a matter of looping the wiring from light fixture to light fixture…
Electrical Wiring for Light Fixtures
[ad#block]Electrical Question: I have four lights that I would like to install against the outside wall to illuminate the back yard.
- By the back door is a 110v outlet that I would like to use as my source of power.
- I have a plug in timer as well and the post secured with the fixtures set up.
- How do I connect the wiring from light to light to timer and then to outlet?
This electrical question came from: Jose, a Homeowner from Kerman, CA
Thanks for your electrical question Jose.
Basic Light Fixture Wiring
How to Install Electrical Wiring for Outdoor Lighting Fixtures
- When installing electrical wiring for light fixtures its a matter of looping the wiring from light fixture to light fixture.
- The 120 volt electrical wiring typically consists of two insulated wires and a ground wire.
- The wiring gauge or amperage rating is maintained to ensure circuit integrity and the type of wire or cable is determined for the specific application as to provide protection of the electrical circuit wire and the electrical components as needed for the specific project.
- The boxes or enclosures are determined for the specific type of light fixture that will be installed to enable the necessary mounting requirements and protection for the circuit wiring for the specific project.
- A outdoor lighting fixture project such as this must be carefully planned out starting with the selection of the light fixtures, the type of controls and the environmental conditions which will indicate the type of electrical wiring components that will be necessary for the outdoor lighting project.
- For best results a qualified electrical contractor can have your electrical lighting project installed according to local codes and work with your to accomplish your specific outdoor lighting needs.
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