Is there a way to prevent landscape lights from tilting over? I
installing some junk solar lights and they constantly leaned, or fell
off their mounts when dragging a hose etc... Well I have decided to
go the low-voltage route this time (solar led lights were never bright
enough) and I want to know if there are any tricks to prevent the
lights from tilting over. I thought of either getting larger mounts
somehow that go deeper in the ground, or possibly cementing them into
minuture footing (perhaps a bit extreme). Also, I need to run some
type of conduit through the footing to resist reaction with the
concrete. Any idears? Thanks.
If you buy good quality fixtures, either low or line voltage, they'll mount
to a half inch threaded hole. You can buy "rocket" posts which are about 18"
long, which give good support or "Kim" makes a thing called a "J-2" which is
a bell box poured in a trapezoid block of cement and you screw a cover plate
with half inch threaded tap in it to mount the fixtures
Thanks, I think this is exactly what I was looking for. Is this kim
product "http://www.kimlighting.com " ? I checked some of the J2X
mounting options and it indicated NPT and NPSM type mounts, are they
thread type definitions? What is the difference? I checked
"http://www.dent-mfg.com/threadsizes.htm " but I think I have to check
out the lighting system I'm going to buy and see what the requirement
is, NPT or NPSM, is that the way to go? Thanks.
You want NPT, but I made a mistake, The J-2 is just a plain cast iron box,
not the one cast in concrete. I haven't used either in years, I'm really
partial to the rocket posts or "RAB" mounting posts. They are easier to
install and water doesn't collect in them
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