How to install a solar sensor light

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How to install a solar sensor light

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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.
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Position the light
2 Remove the mounting bracket
3 Mark and pre-drill the holes
4 Screw on the bracket
5 Attach the sensor light
6 Mark and pre-drill holes
7 Screw on the panel
8 Plug in the power cable
  • Step 1. Position the light

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

  • Step 2. Remove the mounting bracket

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

  • Step 3. Mark and pre-drill the holes

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

  • Step 4. Screw on the bracket

    Reposition the bracket and screw it in place. 

  • Step 5. Attach the sensor light

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

  • Step 6. Mark and pre-drill holes

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

  • Step 7. Screw on the panel

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

  • Step 8. Plug 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. 

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Ladder
  • Screw driver

Materials

  • Solar sensor light kit
  • Screws
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