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Help planning low voltage outdoor lighting

Posted by jeffesonm (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 16, 13 at 18:56

Hi all - I am building a firepit and seating area in my backyard. The firepit will be surrounded by a dry stack stone retaining wall that I just started building. Before I any further, I thought it might be a good idea to lay wire into the wall for future installation of low voltage lights. Any suggestions? Should I just get some low voltage wire and run it through the middle of the wall, and then run some tails out to the inside of the wall every few feet? Or just build it wall and run it in front/behind the wall later on?

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RE: Help planning low voltage outdoor lighting

Check out focus ind sl-42 ledge lights. They are great under a cap on a stone wall. I have them on my outdoor kitchen as well. I atttached a pic

RE: Help planning low voltage outdoor lighting

Low voltage lights always look great in outdoor living spaces! If I were you, I would run some thin conduit through your wall so you can pull wire through later. This also allows you to fix problems later. As you suggested, running some tails (also through conduit, if possible) every few feet will give you options when you decide to commit to your lighting project. Good luck!

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