Do-it-yourself Down Light Installation
It is fairly easy to install lights on the ground around your house but placing moonlighting 30′ up a tree is a different story. In this article we show the homeowner how to professionally install down lighting (moon lighting) using the correct components and techniques.
First of all we assume you have the skills and equipment you need to position yourself in a tree. Installing down lights in trees is risky. If you do not have the skills and equipment to ensure your safety you need to hire a professional installer.
Determine the location of the fixture
You’ll want to be at least 25′ in order to achieve the appropriate effect. Make sure the fixture will be located where glare will not spill over into the neighbor’s yard and cause light trespass. The ‘beam spread’ of your fixture/bulb as well as the height of the fixture will determine the area that will be lit. If you need help with height and spread use our handy beam spread/angle calculator.