How To Wire And Fit Outside Light

How To Wire And Fit Outside Light

Tired of going home late at night and having to rely on your phone’s flashlight to see the keyhole slot in your front door? Or maybe you just didn’t have time to get a pro to replace the light fixtures on your front door. Maybe you want to add some outdoor lights to your house to make it more inviting. Whatever your reason for deciding to fit outside light, we are here to help.

There are several advantages to outside lighting, some of which you might not have even considered. Outside lights, in addition to illuminating your front door or patio, can assist you in identifying any strangers who pass by your property at night and can even dissuade robbers.

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Safety Notice

You must fully examine risks and safety before moving forward with the installation of your outdoor lights. Take the following safety precautions before starting anything:

  • Turn off the main power at the fuse or consumer unit.
  • To let people know you are working on the circuit, attach a note to the device.
  • Get a socket tester (or a voltage tester for lighting circuits) to determine whether a circuit is dead and safe for repair work.
  • Never compromise electrical safety; any work that involves electricity must be installed in line with local building codes and the most recent IEE Wiring Regulations. Please consult your local authorities or online for more information. If you have any doubts about any electrical work, we strongly advise you to consult with a professional electrician.

Installing an exterior light on a wall

Please follow the instructions below if you want to install an outside light on a wall near your front or back door. Make sure the lights you choose are waterproof and intended for outdoor use before you install them. Following these instructions will result in a successful installation of wall-mounted lights outside:

Begin by drilling a hole in the location where you want the light to be. After that, insert a plastic conduit into the hole and the cable.

After you’ve pushed the wires through, attach their cores to the corresponding terminals on the unit. Wrap them tightly in PVC electrical tape to keep water and damp out. To stop any moisture from entering, position the light against the wall and cover it with a thin layer of silicone.

Go inside the house and reconnect the light supply cable to a safe location before cutting into the main circuit table with a four-terminal junction box. Install a switch, then extend a length of 1 mm two core and ground wire back to the junction box’s location.

With the help of a voltage tester, segment the circuit and confirm that the power is turned off. Continue by cutting through the main circuit cable and making the necessary connections in the junction box.

how to fit outside light

How to fit outside light

Garden lighting is another sort of outdoor lighting. Outdoor path lighting is also useful for lighting the path to your front door and for lighting your yard. We prefer low-voltage garden lighting since it is the easiest and safest to install. These types of light units are frequently mounted on spikes that are simply pushed into the ground.

If you think installing outside lights will be too difficult for you, get in touch with Professional electricians right away. All lighting installations at your home may be done swiftly and effectively with the help of electricians!