How to install pond lights

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How to install pond lights

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Project Overview

Installing lights into your pond is a simple D.I.Y. project. This step-by-step guide will show you what to do before you get started, the different bases for the lights and how to create different coloured lighting. The LED lights, in the kit we’re using, are long lasting, economical and suitable for both the pond and garden.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Before you get started
2 Install the submergible pond lights
3 Install the garden lights
4 Change the colour of the lenses
5 Connect the pond light to the transformer
6 Cover the cables
  • Step 1. Before you get started

    Before installing your pond lights, make sure that you have access to an outdoor power point that has been installed by a qualified electrician. The power point needs to be close enough to the pond so that electrical cable from the lights can reach it. Please note, the cable connected to the lights is waterproof but the cable connected to the power adaptor must be kept dry at all times.

  • Step 2. Install the submergible pond lights

    The pond light kit comes with weighted bases for the lights that will go in the water. These make sure the light stays at the bottom of the pond. Attach the weighted bases to the lights you want in the pond. Place these lights in the pond, where you want them. Tilt the lights so they’re pointing upwards to illuminate the pond.
  • Step 3. Install the garden lights

    The lights for the garden have spiked stakes which will be inserted into the ground. Attach these stakes to the lights and place them around the pond. Adjust them so that they’re pointing at the pond.
  • Step 4. Change the colour of the lenses

    The pond light kit comes with coloured lenses, that let you add some colour to your pond and garden. To change a lens, unscrew the outer cover at the front of the light. Remove the lens and replace it with the coloured lens of your choice. Make sure that the rubber O-ring is in place around the lens so that no water gets in. Screw the outer cover back on to the front of the light.

  • Step 5. Connect the pond light to the transformer

    It’s important to make sure that this connection is tight to stop any water from leaking into the transformer. Insert the two pin point plug into the transformer and screw the securing cap over it. Plug the pond light cable into the power point to test that the lights are working.

  • Step 6. Cover the cables

    To give your project a professional finish, cover the cables. This can be done two ways. You can put the landscaping rocks around your pond over the cable. If you don’t have rocks, dig a shallow trench in the soil. Run the power cable inside the trench and cover it with the soil.

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