Project: To install back garden lighting.
With the back garden opening on to a field, when the sun went down the back garden was very dark. This project provided the back garden with much needed outside lighting.
Very dark back garden in Swaffham needed illumination
- The project requirements.
Provide a outdoor flood light to light up a 20-meter back garden.
Have the light come on when entering the garden from the back door of the property. So would need to be PIR controlled.
Use the existing power to the shed.
- Other factors about the project.
Shed power comes from a spur connection to the kitchen ring so lighting will need a 5 Amp fused spur.
What cable to use to power the light? Cable must be water resistant. Also cables made of PVC that are exposed to the sun crack and become brittle over time.
Central heating exhaust would cause the sensor to activate every time the combi boiler came on if sensor was placed above.
How many lumens or watts does the flood light need to be to illuminate the garden?
- Equipment selected.
Siena CCT 10W colour switchable LED IP65 Floodlight black with PIR 875 lumens.
Waterproof single gang enclosure. I replaced the socket with a fused spur.
H05RN cable that is waterproof and able to resist the damage from the sun breaking down the PVC.
The back garden lighting project. Flood light installed with a PIR so when you enter the garden from the back door the light comes on. The 10 watt 875 lumen light illuminates the garden nicely. The electrical cable will not deteriorate in the sun and the PIR will not activate when the central heating comes on.