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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Locate an Authorized Distributor near you by visiting …

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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 do I size a transformer for my lighting installation?

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Calculate the transformer required by adding the number of lights X the wattage of the lamps. This is the minimum required output of the transformer.

Example:

  • 10 wall lights @ 11.5 watts = 115.0 watts
  • 5 spot lights @ 35.0 watts = 175.0 watts
  • 6 path lights @ 18.0 watts = 108 watts
  • Total minimum transformer output required 398 watts

Why is my transformer making a humming noise?

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Low voltage transformer cores are built from thin steel laminations stuck together. The cycling on and off over time may have loosened the laminations, creating a slight vibration. This is typical of units that have not been encapsulated with epoxy during the manufacturing process. It does not mean that your power supply will fail.

How many lights can the new LED power supply handle?

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This unit is designed for use of up to 15 Integral LED fixtures associated with a cable run of less than 50′. If you have questions about your design and if this transformer will supply adequate voltage, please call our office at 800.861.1364.

How do I mount a low voltage transformer?

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Your power supply should be mounted at least 12″ above ground level. Many transformers are not completely sealed and should have that clearance according to UL 1838.

Can I mount my low voltage transformer inside?

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No. Generally speaking, low voltage transformers are listed and labeled for “Outdoor Use Only.” If your installation requires an indoor transformer, consult your local electrical codes … you may be able to purchase a low voltage power supply locally for that use. Remember that if you are using a photocell you may have to make other provisions for controlling the outdoor lighting.

Light Calculations

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Approximate Lumen Output = Candle Power x 12.57

Footcandles * 10.764 = lumens / square meter = lux

Lumens * .07958 = spherical candle power

Lux * .0929 = foot candles