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Old 10-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Low voltage lights on vinyl siding?


Greetings,
Not sure where to address this, but we build a composite deck that sits low on the ground and has no railing. We'd like to add some lighting and are looking at some low voltage lights. We have them all mapped out, but we'd be lacking in lights along the part of the deck that is up against our house.

Is there any reason we can't attach some low voltage lights directly to the vinyl siding of our house? Are there any considerations or precautions we would need to take? Caulking, etc?

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Old 10-04-2013, 07:20 PM   #2
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Wall leaks, how would you run the wires, the siding needs to be able to expand and contract.
Just not a great idea.

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Old 10-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #3
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Those low voltage lights get amazingly hot, especially the 18 watt bulbs. I have had fixtures age from heat. I wouldn't put put the lights directly on the siding.

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Consider adding them to the soffits.
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If it's just a 4w or 7w fixture, the heat won't produce enough to melt the vinyl. I wouldn't want to drill into or screw into the siding for water leaking concerns. It's possible you could use some 3M fasteners/tape, etc. to run the wires. Certainly a halogen bulb would be way to hot and could damage the siding. I guess it just depends. Do you have pictures of the siding/location?
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If you think head would be a problem, you may want to go with LED bulbs for the low voltage lighting. They produce hardly any heat, and consume little power.

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