Laying the cable

The low voltage cable conducts the electricity (12 volt) and makes sure the fixtures are lit. The in-lite cable is easy to lay: simply roll it into the garden from the transformer. There are two types of cables. The difference lies in the distance they can be rolled out. Are you planning to install in-lite yourself? Please watch our instruction video and learn how to install in-lite in just 5 easy steps.

Tips for laying a low voltage cable

  • Before installing the cable, always make a cable plan, which means simply drawing the cable on your lighting plan.
  • There are two ways to reach the fixtures: you can guide the cable directly from the transformer along the fixtures (linear cable plan) or make branch connections using cable connectors (spliced cable plan).
  • Do not exceed the maximum linear cable lengths. This enables you to always achieve the optimum light output. You can lay 40 meters/131 feet of linear cable with the 14/2 cable and 80 meters/262 feet with the thicker 10/2 cable.
Kabel leggen
Kabel leggen
  • The cable connectors can handle a 50 watt maximum load. So if splicing for 60 watts of fixtures, you will need to use two cable connectors. Make sure that the ribbed and smooth sides of both cables match.
  • Always test your cable plan first above ground before burying the cables in the soil or under pavement.
  • Always make sure to have some cable slack. This prevents it from being subjected to tensional stress should the garden sink.
  • Insulate the end of the cable with cable caps (included with our transformers) for a neat finish. You do this by pulling apart the last three centimeters of the cable and placing a cap on each end. Do not remove any insulation material from the cable.
Important! With a spliced cable plan, the maximum linear cable lengths apply to every cable end. You measure the length from the cable end and back to the transformer via the cable connector(s). Click on the box for a more detailed explanation.