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Rail Lighting Installation Guide

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Rail Lighting Installation Guide
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Tools Required


In addition to a basic tool set, you will need the following for installation of the components.
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  Important Safety Precautions


INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE OR INJURY TO PERSONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING To reduce the risk of FIRE OR INJURY TO PERSONS:

  • Turn off/unplug before servicing fixtures. Contact only switch/plug when turning on.
  • Keep lamp away from materials that may burn.
  • Do not operate the luminaire fitting with a missing or damaged cover.

Lighting Layout Overview



The AZEK lighting system is designed for use with AZEK Railing products.

Below is a sample lighting layout showing fixture placement and wiring routes. When laying out the wiring for your deck, keep the following in mind:
  • Building codes vary by locale, please consult all applicable codes before beginning project.
  • Modifications must be made to railing components during assembly to accomodate wiring and fixtures. Do not begin deck construction until you have read the lighting instructions.
  • This unit's secondary wiring shall be protected by routing in close proximity to the luminary or fitting, or next to a building structure such as a house or deck. The wiring shall not be buried except for a maximum 6 inches in order to connect to the main secondary wire.
  • A maximum of 40W can be applied to a single circuit, and no more than 90W should be applied to the transformer. Please refer to the chart at right to determine the wattage of each fixture.
  • The 16AWG secondary supply wire can be buried to a maximum of 6 for routing under deck or other obstacles. The luminary (unit secondary) wires cannot be buried underground.
  • Luminaries shall not be installed within 10 feet of a pool, spa or fountain.
  • Trim post covers to correct length.
 
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Wire Connections



Connections betwee the main 16/2AWG cable and the lighting fixtures are made using the space between the post and the Post Cap Light

When routing the wire around the deck, leave a loop of extra wire at the top of each post to allow for splicing connections.

Use silicone filled wire nuts with corrosion protection and intended for outdoor use to make all connections. They shall be copper, copper alloy.

When making splices, do not pre-twist wires. Pre-twisting wires can lead to a poor seal inside the wire nut causing corrosion and/or voltage drop.

Wire Nut Instructions



Use the following guidlines for correct usage of wire nuts.

IMPORTANT: Turn off power before installing or removing connector. Product to be used in accordance with local and national codes.

  1. Strip wires 5/8"
  2. Align frayed strands of conductors.
  3. Do not pre-twist. Place stripped wires together with ends even, but lead smaller stranded wires slightly ahead of larger solid wire or stranded wire.
  4. Twist connector onto wires pushing firmly until hand-tight. DO NOT over-torque.
  5. Wipe excess sealant in and around conductors. DO NOT REUSE.

Installation Guide Page 2 (Post Cap Light)
Installation Guide Page 3 (Accent Light)
Installation Guide Page 4 (Riser Light)
Installation Guide Page 5 (Under-Rail Light)
Installation Guide Page 6 (In-Deck Light)
Installation Guide Page 7 (Transformer/Dimmer)
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