Low-voltage light systems are safe and easy to install and can be fitted to a new or existing
You’ll need to have an external 13 Amp plug socket situated within 5m of your deck, so if you don’t
have one already, have one fitted by a qualified electrician
When deciding how best to position your lights, remember the maximum distance between each light is
It’s best to carefully measure and mark out the position of each light, to ensure perfect
When deciding where to position your lights, bear in mind that you can buy extension kits to increase
the total number of light fittings
Do it right
Measure and clearly mark out the points where you will be drilling; this will help to make sure your
light fittings are all at equal heights and spacing
Carefully position all cables, and ensure they are not pinched or trapped by existing joists,
noggings or deck boards
When drilling holes to accommodate the cables, don’t forget to apply preserver to all cut surfaces to
help prolong the life of the timber
The installation of an external 13 Amp plug socket should always be carried out by a qualified
When drilling, it’s always best to wear safety goggles and to take care
Wear protective gloves when handling the deck boards or applying wood preserver
When using wood preserver, always follow manufacturer’s instructions for drying and safety
Do not plug in the lights until all fittings are safely secured
Any buildup of dirt around the lights can be wiped clean using a soft, dry cloth. Do not use any
abrasive materials as it may damage the finish
How to Install Deck Lighting
Check to see if you have a 13 Amp plug socket within 5m of your deck. If you don’t, you will need
to have one fitted by a qualified electrician.
If you are adding lights to a fascia board then remove the board now. This will allow you to
avoid any bolts and noggings when choosing where to position the light fittings.
If you are adding the lights to the top of a deck, make sure that they are positioned over the
centre of a deck board and not directly over any joists.
Lay your light fittings out into the position you would like them to be in, keeping in mind that
the lights can’t be placed more than 1.2m apart. Use a tape measure to ensure the lights are
evenly spaced. They shouldn’t be plugged in at this stage.
Once you are happy with the position of the lights, use a try square to accurately mark the
Reattach the fascia and drill the mounting holes using a 24mm drill bit.
Remove all necessary deck boards so that you can feed the cables of each light through the holes.
If need be, smooth down any rough edges with sandpaper.
Create holes in the joists or noggings so the cables can be connected. Use the 24mm drill bit to
Place the light fittings into position.
Once all the lights are in place, connect each head to the next in the series.
If you are not extending your lights, then add the supplied blanking plug to cover the last
If you are extending your lights, repeat the same process of choosing where to position the
lights, marking out, drilling holes and connecting.
Add the blanking plug to cover the last socket. Then, connect the driver cable into the socket
closest to the plug.
Place the mains cable and driver inside the decking so that they will not be visible once you
secure the boards back into position.
Then, switch on to test all the lights are working.
Once you have tested the lights, secure all the boards back into position.