Designing a garden with lighting
The cable plan
Always create a cable plan before you start installing lights from your lighting plan. This will help to avoid unpleasant surprises when cables are being placed. You could also give the cable plan to your customers so they can take the position of cables into account when performing activities in the garden.
Draw the cable
A cable plan can simply be created by drawing the cable in the light plan design. Wherever possible, draw the cable in easy to access places, for example, next to paving and borders. This makes it easy to access later down the line. The cable can also be split using cable connectors (CC-2), which make it easier to access the various fixtures.
Cable length for fixtures
Our fixtures have a standard cable length of around 60 cm (differing cable lengths have been mentioned next to the product on the website). An extension cable can be used to install fixtures further away from the main cable. This is useful when installing high fixtures or integrating Ø22 mm ground spots into patios (otherwise the Easy-Lock cannot be reached).
The design should always take into account the recommended maximum cable length between the transformer and the end of the cable. This is 40 metres for a 14/2 cable and maximum 80 metres for the thicker 10/2 cable. Even if you are using cable connectors, the same maximum distances apply between transformer and the end of the cable.