Ground lights are commonly found in round lighting fixtures that are installed directly underground. It's typically used to illuminate walkways and driveways in parks or gardens, which really improves visibility. The ground light can help create a sense of drama and atmosphere by illuminating trees or architecture with an upward lighting effect. And, it also outlines the figures standing around the yard—those you don't see on a typical night. Thus, ground lights can be a powerful night lighting solution for parks or hotel gardens.
Since ground lights are hidden underground, the actual lighting effect is what matters. In the case of underground, make sure it's being used to illuminate a presence in your yard that needs to be highlighted.
It is critical to select the correct wire based on voltage, amperage rating and environment. Using the incorrect wire size will damage your product. If direct burial installation is used, always use direct burial rated wiring.
The diameter of the hole should be 6 inches larger than the diameter of the light fixture, and the depth should be 8 inches deeper than the height of the fixture.
Place the fixture in the hole and fill the remaining volume with pea gravel to ensure a secure fit and proper drainage. If installed in concrete, pour the concrete slab using standard masonry techniques and allow the concrete to set before proceeding to the next step.