So, you're looking to install some fence lighting (or maybe on your deck posts, pergola, or anywhere else creative - really, there's no right answer here.) To keep it simple, I'm going to explain how to install the WEDGE series lights to a fence post or directly to the planks of a fence!
What are WEDGE Series Fence Lights?
Fence lighting serves as both a functional safety measure and a visually appealing enhancement to any backyard fence.
Low-voltage fence lights illuminate a fence and its surroundings using only 12 volts, which is converted from the standard 120 volts using a low-voltage lighting transformer. It’s safer than 120-volt lights, and much brighter and more durable than solar lights – making low-voltage fence lighting a great solution for anyone looking for an eco-friendly and economical way to light their outdoor space.
The WEDGE Series is part of in-lite’s low-voltage outdoor wall lighting product line. Made from durable aluminum, this modern downlighting fixture is waterproof and built to last, making it perfect as a fence post light. It comes in dark, copper and silver. The WEDGE DARK also comes in a smaller size, the “MINI WEDGE DARK”. The WEDGE Series is excellent at emitting light while stationed along walls and fences, enhancing your front and/or backyard!
Next, I'm going to give you a quick rundown and teach you how to install the WEDGE DARK in just 3 simple steps!
How to Install WEDGE Low-Voltage Fence Lights
Tools & Materials
- HUB-100 TRANSFORMER
- Lighting Fixture
- 132 FT LOW-VOLTAGE CABLE (14/2) or 246 FT LOW-VOLTAGE CABLE (12/2)
- Easy-Lock connector
- ½” Drill Bit
Step 1: Place Template and Drill
The first step is to place the provided drilling template onto where you want to install the lighting fixture. The template shows where to drill for your wire and screws. Use the ½” drill for the wire exit, then drill small pilot holes for the screws. Once the holes are drilled, remove the template.
Having trouble drilling a horizontal hole? You could hang a plumb line from the drill bit's shank as you bore the hole. When the bit is held level, the plumbob will stay in place. Just don't let the ring get tangled in the spinning chuck.
Step 2: Feed Wire and Secure Fixture
In the second step, once our template is removed, we are going to feed the lead wire through where we originally drilled. Next, use the screw holes we drilled previously to mount the bracket by screwing it onto the wall, fence, etc. Then you can easily mount the fixture’s housing and tighten it into place!
Step 3: Attach Easy-Lock to Cable
The Easy-Lock is an accessory that comes in the product box. It is very “easy” to install. First attach the grey cable clamp to the main cable, then insert this into the Easy-Lock making sure the clamp lines up with the grooves on the inside. Finally rotate the cap onto the Easy-Lock to secure the connection. Once you hear the ‘click’ you know the Easy-Lock is secure. Once you’ve done that, connect the WEDGE cable to the Easy-Lock!
Developed over 20 years, Easy-Lock is the quick and easy way to connect all your in-lite fixtures to any low-voltage cable. It’s flexible, water-proof, and designed to withstand the harshest climates. There is simply nothing else that compares. The Easy-Lock is and always will be, in-lite.
For more information on how to connect in-lite fixtures, check out this article on our Easy-Lock connector.
When you’re done, be sure to finish off the main-line low-voltage cable properly to protect the system from moisture damage. It is very important to finish your main line cable correctly! If water gets into your cable, it can damage the transformer and fixtures.
Overall, it is very easy to set up and install the WEDGE fixture. Ensure you have all the required tools and materials to make the installation process as easy for you as possible!
Follow these few simple steps to install your WEDGE low-voltage lighting fixtures into a fence. If you have any questions or concerns, shoot us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!