How many lights do I need for my installation?

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Design and layout is up to you.

We recommend a spacing of 36″ to 72″ in a typical wall installation. If your design includes steps, start by lighting the steps adequately, then place fixtures in the surrounding walls to expand the feel of night lighting as you desire. If you are still uncertain, please contact us at 800.861.1364 for assistance.

Do I need to notch the concrete block to install my fixture?

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Generally speaking, no. The idea behind the fixture is to remove the sawing and cutting that was historically required to install a light into a wall. You may find it necessary to cut for channeling the wire where a gap does not accommodate your layout.

Are Integral Lighting fixtures dimmable?

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Absolutely … both Xenon and LED Integral Lights are fully dimmable. Read the Lutron Dimmer White Paper for more information regarding the use of dimmers and low voltage lighting systems.

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Still have questions? Call 800.861.1364 to discuss specifics.

Is Integral Lighting compatible with my existing low voltage lighting?

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Yes. Your typical landscape lighting installation operates on 12 volts and is powered by a magnetic transformer. Integral Lighting is compatible with existing 12 volt installations. Be sure to consult your transformer rating to be sure that you have enough capacity to drive your Integral Lighting. If not, consider the addition of another transformer or increase your current power supply.

Additionally, all of our energy efficient LED products were designed specifically for use with magnetic transformers and require no additional drivers or electronic components.

Can you install Integral Lighting on deck materials?

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The Integral Lighting fixtures equipped with our directdriveLED are perfect for any and all materials. The original fixture outfitted with a Xenon bulb is not recommended for deck installations.

If you are in need of coordinated fixtures for your deck installation, please visit www.deck-lighting.com. This is our line of fixtures designed specifically for decks. In addition to mounting discretely where you need light, they are available in 16 finishes for a seamless installation.

Why does my first lamp fail regularly?

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We often hear that the transformer is located too close to the first lamp, thus, the first fixture is being exposed to a voltage spike when the system turns on. Consider cabling to your farthest fixture and returning to the first (closest) fixture. We always recommend at least 30 feet of cable between the power supply and the first fixture.

Replacement of burned out bulbs in a timely fashion is critical in low voltage systems since the remaining system voltage is distributed to the remaining lamps. This may produce premature failure in the remaining lamps.

How do I purchase Integral Lighting?

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Please consider recommending your distributor to us if you don’t see them listed on our website. If this does not meet your requirements, please call 800.861.1364 for assistance.

Can Integral Lighting be installed into masonry walls and veneer stone walls?

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Yes. We make it easy to insert our fixture using a specially designed pre-installation insert. The “integrator” saves valuable time during installation and allows future removal of the fixture in the event that service becomes necessary.

How long should my bulbs last?

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If your system has been installed with proper attention to voltage, the rated life for the current bulb #1001430 is approximately 10,000 hours. This is based on the manufacturers testing and is rated when 50% of the said bulbs fail.

Many factors may have an effect on a bulb lasting the rated life. Voltage is the number one detail to pay attention to upon installation. We can help you troubleshoot your system if you believe that you are not achieving a satisfactory bulb life.