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Overview

Solar sensor lights are a great idea for deterring intruders and lighting up your entertaining area. We'll show you how to install the light and the solar panel in just a few steps.

Steps

1Position the light

First, figure out the best position for your light and solar panel. 

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2Remove the mounting bracket

Take the mounting bracket off the light before you put it up. 

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3Mark and pre-drill the holes

Position the bracket where you want your light to go and mark your holes. Then predrill them. 

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4Screw on the bracket

Reposition the bracket and screw it in place. 

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5Attach the sensor light

Attach the sensor light to the bracket and angle it in the right position.

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6Mark and pre-drill holes

Find a sunny spot for the panel. Mark the position of the holes and then pre-drill them. 

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7Screw on the panel

Now screw the panel into place by hand. Then angle it up towards the sun.

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8Plug in the power cable

Run the power cable over to the sensor light and plug it in. Then wait for the sun to charge the batteries. 
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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

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