– how to –

What do you need for a successful lighting installation?
›   lighting fixtures
›   appropriately sized transformer
›   waterproof wire connectors
›   low voltage cable
Lighting Fixtures
Start by determining your desired placement. We recommend 8’ to 12’ spacing between Pavelux® fixtures on a typical walkway installation. Depending on how your space will be used, and the type of atmosphere you want to create, you may consider increasing or decreasing the space between fixtures. Insert each fixture into the paver border, routing the fixture wire to the edge of the paving for future service. Polymeric sand is swept into the paver joints to retain the fixture.

 

Once you have determined which fixtures and how many, you can calculate the transformer.
Transformer
Our low voltage lighting utilizes a 12v AC transformer (otherwise known as a power supply) plugged into a standard outlet to convert primary house voltage (115-130 volts) to low voltage (12-14 volts). To properly size a transformer, add the total wattage of the lamps you are using. This determines the output required.

 

Example: (20) IP6.100.500 Pavelux® 3000K fixtures at (2 watts) each = 40 watts
Wire Connectors
Specify professional grade, waterproof, moisture resistant wire nuts for your connections.
Since landscape and hardscape lighting cables are buried underground, implementing the correct waterproof splice is important. Do not use insulation displacement or pierce point connectors as moisture will enter the cable, which will corrode and cause electrical resistance, ultimately compromising your system.
Low Voltage Cable
Low voltage cable connects the transformer to the lighting fixtures. A gauge of 12/2 is recommended in typical landscape lighting applications.
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