How to Install Driveway Lighting?

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Installing driveway lights is not as difficult as it seems. In fact, if you have right tools, knowledge and information then you can easily complete this task in a very short period of time. The degree of complexity involved in installing driveway lighting may depend upon the layout of the area, distribution of the lights and some other factors. This article will provide you an insight on how to install driveway lights and will make you aware of some important factors that you should keep in mind before installing these lights.

The first and foremost step in installing these lights is, conducting a survey. It is important to know the terrain conditions and the topography of the area, which can only be determined with the help of a survey. It is not that you will need a very high detailed map of the area but it is essential that you have a drive to scale map. Once you have the map showing various ground features, you have to then decide about the source of electricity. For this, it is advised that you take help of an electrician to confirm whether the present electricity load will be able to bear the load of driveway lighting or not. In case it is unable to bear the load then you should make arrangement for alternate source of electricity.

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The third step in installing driveway lights is the placement of these lights. It is not that you place them randomly. They should be placed strategically, so as to give the best light effects. Even though placement of these lights is not a science or an art, but you should keep in mind some rules while installing them. For every double headed driveway light you should keep a distance of about 8-10 meters between two consecutive lights. Also, try to keep the cables of the lights on one side of the driveway as it helps in saving money. A junction box or a precast manhole will also be required to complete the setup. A junction box will be required for each light. For digging trench and installing driveway lights you have to take help of professionals. It is important to install them properly and safely, in order to avoid any accidents. A new trend that has recently emerged in driveway lighting is the use of photo sensitive cells. These cells automatically adjusts the intensity of light according to the intensity of natural light available.

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