Concrete is a durable and versatile material that can transform a front entranceway or backyard with added style. From concrete patios to pool surrounds to garden edging and walkways, concrete is very versatile.
At in-lite, we understand that beautiful accent lighting will complement your outdoors spaces. When it comes to illuminating areas made of concrete, we recommend installing recessed lights to add warmth, ambiance, and provide added safety at night. Keep reading for our top lighting product recommendations and helpful how-tos so you can install recessed lighting in your concrete spaces.
Top in-lite LED Recessed Lights for Concrete
Our PUCK 12V Dark series is a beautiful collection of low-voltage fixtures that will brighten your outdoor space and produce a subtle radiating light on all sides. They're perfect for walkways and driveways, as they sit just above ground level while still producing an elegant 360-degree light. These drive-over LED lights can be installed every 1.5 to 2 meters.
DB-LED (WW) 12V
Our DB-LED fixture is the perfect addition to your home as it adds ambiance to any space. Its bright and sparkling LED light source is an excellent choice for concrete elements, from stairs to walkways. These lights are intended to illuminate the edges of walkways and driveways, and can be installed on a surface you will drive over.
Our FLUX 12V is an outdoor ground spotlight that provides a warm white beam that can extend upwards up to five meters. The installation of this product will create an intense and focused accent light, perfect for upgrading the atmosphere of your space or showcasing an area of your patio, home, or nearby landscaping feature. The Flux 12V has a ring that rests on the surface and can be easily installed on a concrete slab or wall.
How Do You Install Lighting Fixtures On Concrete?
Installing lighting in concrete is not as difficult as it may seem. Here are some helpful steps to get you started:
1. Begin by marking out the area where you want to install your LED lighting.
Use a tape measure to ensure that everything is marked out exactly. Take a pencil or sticker to indicate where you want to place the fixture.
2. Next, cut out the section of concrete that you marked out.
Be sure to wear protective gear, as concrete can be very dusty. We recommend using our 22mm Diamond Drill Bit to drill the holes. One important thing to remember is to connect your water supply to your Water Swivel and your Water Swivel to your drill.
Pro Tip: We always recommend using a spare paver to create a jig or template by drilling a hole into it using the 22mm Diamond Drill Bit and the Water Swivel. This will allow you to line up your drill bit perfectly, keep it straight, and ensure your drill bit doesn't skip.
3. Now, it's time to install your recessed lighting fixtures.
Once you have the section cut out, clean up any debris and wash off your paver with water. Start by running electrical wiring through the cutout area and attach your fixtures according to the manufacturer's instructions. Don't use too much force! Always be gentle when placing the light fixture. A nice, gentle tap is all you need.
4. The last step is connecting your light to a power supply.
If you are installing an in-lite product, such as our PUCK 12V, the last step is to attach your EASY-LOCK connector to the main line cable. For more information, check out our blog on How to Install the PUCK 22 DARK Recessed Outdoor Light Into Pavers.
Tools & Materials Needed To Install Recessed Lighting In Concrete
- 60MM Diamond Drill Bit (2 3/8") or 22MM Diamond Drill Bit (7/8")
- Water Swivel
- Water Supply (hose)
- Lighting Fixtures
- 132 ft Low-Voltage Cable (14/2) or 246 ft Low-Voltage Cable (12/2)
- A transformer, such as the SMART HUB 150
- CC-2 Connector
- 3 ft Extension Cord or 9 ft Extension Cord
- Check out all of our accessories to complete your outdoor lighting fixtures.
Both professionals and DIY-ers can install recessed lights in concrete with a bit of elbow grease and basic tools. You don't have to be an electrician, and no extensive electrical work is required! The process is simple, but it does require some advance planning to ensure that you’re drilling the correct size holes into your concrete. After that, it’s simply a matter of setting your new LED lighting into place and connecting it to the power supply. Just remember, good preparation equals good results! If you have questions, don't be afraid to connect with us. Click here to get in-sider support.