Questions about Outdoor Lighting
Adding a Flood Light to the Front Yard
I bought a Lutec floodlight model 6609201118 for my yard. The manual tells me that I can’t plug it in to a dusk to dawn timer or a dimmer switch. It also says to use a standard junction box – what does that mean?
The mfg. people have no answers for me, and I don’t know what kind of the automatic timer this is talking about If this function was to on/off the electricity, then it will be OK. Thanks a lot?
Can you clarify for me? Thanks!
Additional Comments: This is great! I never thought I’d get any headway and would have to send the light back. Should be a simple setup, I thought.
This electrical wiring question came from Ginny in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Electrical Box for a Flood Light in a Front Yard.
Ginny, from what you have described and looking at the photo, the Lutec floodlight may be plugged into a weather proof outdoor outlet box that has a weather proof cover which will protect the cord plug from water and moisture.
Note: Outdoor lights such as this should be connected to a GFCI protected circuit or GFCI outlet.