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Old 09-27-2011, 09:10 AM   #1
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I am thinking of installing the decking spot lights. I was just wondering how easy they are to fit, is it pretty straight forward?
I'm thinking of just having 10.

Thanks in advance for any help

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Old 09-27-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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I am thinking of installing the decking spot lights. I was just wondering how easy they are to fit, is it pretty straight forward?
I'm thinking of just having 10.

Thanks in advance for any help
Easy is relative. Tricky part is running the wires in a concealed manner.

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Old 09-27-2011, 11:27 PM   #3
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you might want to consider installing these low voltage lights as they don't cast a glaring light into ones eyes and when put at waist height cascade the light onto the deck surface.
http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=low+vo...w=1620&bih=918
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Well there are many types of lights sold as "deck lighting". The kind that plug into an outlet and are just stakes that you plunge into the ground - I suppose those would be easy to install.

I have 8 LED ones on my deck, 2 flushmounted into each step on the stairs leading up there. I wouldn't say they were super-hard to install, but they weren't easy either. The wiring was the worst part, and then hiding the wiring once it was done.

Of course I created a bit more work for myself by making my own LED kit for $40 instead of paying the $350 ripoff price for a "Kit".
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Take a look at some marine supply catalogs for some low voltage options that might be cheaper than landscape lighting.
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Take a look at some marine supply catalogs for some low voltage options that might be cheaper than landscape lighting.
Exactly where mine came from

$3.97 a piece. This does, of course, require a bit more work on your part so if you are not prepared/willing to do that you may be better off spending more money on a "kit".

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