Note: Electrical wiring and fixed electrical equipment must be only installed by a licensed electrician.
- Position the lights on the ground corresponding to the placement on your diagram. Make sure that the placements are correct, if not make the amendments.
- Most lights come with a stake connected on one end to make installation easy. With firm pressure push them into the ground. If the ground happens to be too hard, make a starter hole with a screwdriver or similar tool.
- Dig a narrow channel about 10cm deep - just enough to hide the cable. Make sure to leave enough cable to comfortably connect to the transformer.
- Most lights today are connected very easily to the power source and cable. The majority of lights come with a snap-on facility that lock the two wires with the cable. To install, simply put one tab on each side of the cable and snap them together. The piercing of the tip into the cable creates your electrical connection. If the light fails to illuminate, check to see that these tabs are firmly snapped together.
- Connect the cable to the transformer terminals. Simply loosen the two screws on the transformer and place the bare wires under the appropriate terminals and retighten the screws. Follow the transformer instructions if they differ.
- Plug in the transformer into the main outlet and make sure that all lights are working. Make any adjustments if needed.
- Insert the cable into the trench and back-fill all of the dirt that was removed. Carefully compact the loose dirt with your foot as you go.
- Set the timer for the desired period of time you want your lights on. Most transformers today have at least two on/off cycle settings that can be adjusted for morning and evening illumination. This feature allows for lighting your walkway in the morning on the way to work or to just give you that added security on the dark nights when you get home.