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michaeledward81 12-29-2011 04:37 PM

outdoor lighting question , please help ! thanks !
 
i'd like to install this " http://www.homedepot.com/Lighting-Fa...atalogId=10053 " Hinkley Lighting 120-Volt Line Voltage 100 Watt Incandescent Small In-Ground Well Light. Could someone direct me to a proper transformer & the correct gauge [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue ! important]wiring[/COLOR][/COLOR] for this light. Ultimately i'd like to install 2 of these lights in my front yard for security reasons so my surveillance cameras will see better . thanks 4 your time !

Julius793 12-29-2011 04:47 PM

If it's line voltage you don't need a transformer. You can use 14-2 UF so it's rated for direct burial, just make sure the place you tap off of is also 14awg

michaeledward81 12-29-2011 04:50 PM

I know i sound oblivious , but i'm broke & doing this for security purposes ... If i don't tie into a transformer , what will I connect the electrical wire to ?

TarheelTerp 12-29-2011 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by michaeledward81 (Post 806590)
If i don't tie into a transformer , what will I connect the electrical wire to ?

the electricity in the wire that comes from the house.
You'll have to put that in as well btw.

michaeledward81 12-29-2011 05:06 PM

"the electricity in the wire that comes from the house.
You'll have to put that in as well btw."

my apologize for my obliviousness again, i'm not exactly sure what you are saying , can you provide a link to some kind of online tutorial or ref. guide ?

thank you u 4 your time

Julius793 12-29-2011 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by michaeledward81
"the electricity in the wire that comes from the house.
You'll have to put that in as well btw."

my apologize for my obliviousness again, i'm not exactly sure what you are saying , can you provide a link to some kind of online tutorial or ref. guide ?

thank you u 4 your time

Well do you have an outlets all over your house? Take the closest one and run power from there to a switch and then from the switch to the new light.

Going to the library and taking out a few DIY electric books to get a little bit more familiar is a good idea

michaeledward81 01-03-2012 07:58 AM

Can anyone recommend some kind of comprehensive media on how to do this ie. a specific web site link , a diagram or a specific book name ? I've searched online for a substantial amount of time for installing a 120-Volt Line Voltage. I appreciate the responses but for someone who's never had hands on experience these answers aren't thorough enough for me to install. I understand this usually done by a electrician but after i pay for the materials there's no way i can afford to pay someone to do the labor , I'm installing these for home security purposes. my email is webdeveloperpvb@gmail.com if you prefer not to respond via this forum.

webdeveloperpvb@gmail.com

thank you for your time , me and my family appreciate these responses

TarheelTerp 01-03-2012 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by michaeledward81 (Post 810865)
...but for someone who's never had hands on experience...

...they really need to hire someone qualified to do it.

Ideally this will be with a personable and helpful soul who will explain what they're doing and why and not charge you (too much) extra for that extra time. Learning electrical is a hands on thing.

hth

Julius793 01-03-2012 11:37 AM

Find this book Wiring a House by Rex Cauldwell read it and by the time your done you should have enough understanding of what to do.

Bondo 01-03-2012 11:52 AM

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but for someone who's never had hands on experience these answers aren't thorough enough for me to install.
Ayuh,... Yer Waayyy over yer head,...

Hire a Pro, before ya burn yer house down....


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