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How to install Deck Lights yourself

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your deck, why not take it a step further by incorporating some of our Bluetooth® or Wi-Fi Controlled Deck Lights to help liven up your space.

Designed to help illuminate and add ambience to your outdoor space, our system is completely DIY so you can install Holman Deck Lights yourself. These can also be used to light up wooden steps or create a safety barrier around the edge of your decking. We will take you through the step by step process of choosing the right controller and lighting, how far apart to space your deck lights and the correct way to install them.

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Use to light up steps to increase safety at night

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Mix Warm White and RGB Colours to create a beautiful feature

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Use to illuminate your deck border and create light shows at night time

HOLMAN DECK LIGHTS SIZING GUIDE

30mm Deck Light Size
45mm Deck Light Size

CHOOSING YOUR LIGHTING

Warm White Colour

Warm White Colour

Warm White Deck Lights suit the person looking to add a warm ambience to their backyard and decking. Our Warm White Lights have an adjustable colour intensity and various lighting pattern options.

Control your Deck Lights via your mobile with our Bluetooth Controller, or for simple on/off control at your power outlet, use our Garden Light Transformer Hub.

RGB Colour

RGB Colour

If you’re looking to be the life of the party, or just want an endless amount of colours to choose from, then our RGB Deck lights are for you.

Control your RGB Colour Deck Lights with our Bluetooth Controller, or for advanced features and smart automation scheduling options, try our Wi-Fi Garden Light Controller (it’s even voice activated!).

STEP 1. PLANNING AND MARKING

Before you get drilling, planning out the correct spacing for your deck lights is vital. This will determine how many lights you require, and the length of cable needed to connect them to the controller. Our deck lights are automatically spaced out with up to 2m in-between each light. Plus, our Plug & Socket systems allows you to simply plug in and enjoy!

We suggest marking on your decking exactly where you want to have your lights and placing them out to ensure the spacing is correct.

JUST LANDED!

Our new Spacer Cables allow you to add an extra 2m of length in-between your deck lights, or they can be used to branch your lights further away from the main lighting cable!

* We recommend not to use more than 5 of these cables in a single line to avoid wattage loss to your lights.

STEP 2. DRILLING HOLES

Now that your marks have been made, if you can, we suggest removing the panels you will be drilling into. This is so you can connect the cabling together underneath your deck. It also allows you to check that there are no other cables or pipes behind your deck. Remove the desired panels and drill the required holes into your deck where you marked.

Refer to our sizing chart above to determine the size of the spade drill bit you’ll need.

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STEP 3. INSERTING LIGHTS

Push the deck lights and cables into the holes you’ve drilled, making sure the fixture is secured tightly with no more than a couple of millimeters to move. Ensure that each Deck Light is daisy chained together. To connect the starting light to your chosen controller, we have a range of connection cables available in various lengths.

Now that all of the deck lights are connected, you can place the decking boards back into their original position.

Note: We recommend no more than 12 deck lights to be daisy chained together. If your plan includes more than 12 Deck Lights, add an expansion tee and another length of connection cable from your controller to the next group of deck lights. You can read our help article about connecting multiple deck lights together here.

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CONTROLLING YOUR LIGHTING

If you need help scheduling and setting up your garden lighting, we have a whole range of Garden Lighting FAQ’s, help articles and instructions available on our support page.

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Don’t forget to tag us in your deck light pictures on Instagram!

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Comments (4)

    1. Hi Kelvin, all our lights have LED’s which equals to about 30,000hrs lifespan per light. It would be a long time before you had to change them unless there was a fault or you changed your mind. We recommned plugging in the lights before installing them to ensure they’re all working properly. Thank you!

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