Most of us have seen stones that look like there is a light inside. It looks stunning and fascinating. It’s interesting to see how one could connect this kind of lightning with different things, including stones and wallpapers.
This increases the beauty of your home, gardens, garage, etc. There are lots of ways to install an outdoor light fixture on stone. Today we will discuss the most possible ways to install an outdoor light fixture on the stone wall. Stay tuned.
Things Required Installing Outdoor Light Fixtures on Stone
You will require the following things to install outdoor light fixtures on stone,
- LED light
- Screw cutter
- Electrical tape
- Safety glasses
A Step-by-Step Guide to Install Outdoor Light Fixtures on Stone
Installing outdoor light fixtures on a stone wall can be a challenging task, but with the right tools and techniques, it can be done effectively. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you through the installation process:
Step 1- Select the Light:
While selecting a light, it’s essential to make sure you are getting a long-lasting unit. One should select a light that would not break easily. In the case of outdoor fixtures, we must select a light that would last for years.
When buying light, you must consider the wattage (the number of watts in lamps). So that the light will last for a more extended period. For example, the highest wattage bulb will last longer than the lowest wattage light.
Step 2- Mounting the New Bracket
There are existing lights on the stone walls, and the first thing to do is get them off. But remember is that anytime you are dealing with electricity, you need to disconnect. Shut off the electricity. These carriages lights have two little screws on the sides. Just pull it out there. Now we can mount the new bracket with the help of two screws. If screws are a little bit longer than the hole, we need to cut them with the help of a screw cutter. Now we will install these screws in the bracket. And then tighten down with the help of a plier.
Step 3- Wire up
There are three kinds of wires white, black, and ground wire. We wire them up, but the first thing we are going to do is take care of the ground wire. After this, we catch the wires using the wire nuts. Make sure that they tighten up. After getting these wing nuts on, we will cover them up with electrical tape. As the electrical tape was added to the insulation.
We wrap the wing nuts with electrical tape, and all this does is keep the moisture out. This is an outdoor light because there is a lot of water and moisture outside. As there is a chance that water to moisture enters into it.
Now we are ready to install this. But before we install this, we check our light. If the light is working well, we can go ahead and install it into the mount. Now we can screw on the caps and ensure they are sufficiently tightened down.
Step 4- Add Fillers or Sealant
We should add filler at the top and sides of the cap but not at the bottom. Because if water enters into it, it drains out from the bottom. We add silicon fillers at the top and side of the cap with little quantity.
Because it looks neat if we add little quantity, we don’t need to leave a big bead of silicon on the top and the sides. There is no need to leave silicon on the bottom because, from the bottom, water drains out.
Step 5- Place the Sensor
Now the last thing we should do is we should place a sensor. We place the sensor on the top of the light set up. We place the sensor because it senses the darkness. When darkness comes, it lights up automatically. If we use a sensor, there is no need for any socket.
How Big Could a Gap I Fill with Caulk?
A single bead of caulk can fill the gap up to ¼ inch. If the gap is slightly more significant, we can fill it with a bead of caulk deeper into the gap but not pour it out on the surface. Smooth the caulk as you go. If using a water-based caulk, smooth it with a damp sponge or rag.
If using silicone caulk, smooth it with a damp finger. Wipe your fingers frequently on a paper towel, as silicon caulk is not water washable. That’s why we preferably use silicone caulk for outdoor light fixture caulking.
Is a Junction Box Required for an Exterior Light Fixture?
If you are thinking about how you install a light fixture without a junction box, then the answer is that you don’t. The electrical box or junction box is a requirement for installing the outdoor light fixtures. Because it prevents fires and other electrical
The outdoor light fixture is a beautiful and stylish way to increase the beauty of our homes, gardens, and garage. The main issues created by outdoor lights are that sometimes it gets fires or other electrical accidents.
But you can minimize the issues if you have installed the lights properly. Installing the stones’ lights looks tough, but it is not impossible. If you still feel problem, you can take the professionals’ help.