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Help With Installing your Cable Lighting System.

Step One: Design Your Kable Lite System

The first step in designing your Kable Lite system is to determine what it is you are trying to light. You'll need to decide where the heads, pendants, or functional art pieces should be installed to put light where you want it. Choose your elements, then add accessories if desired. We offer a broad range of colorful and decorative accessories and functional optical controls.

Determine the cable separation of the run. Generally, the higher the ceiling, the wider the cable separation can be.

We recommend the following:

Ceiling Height:                                       Cable separation not to exceed

8”                                                         3.5”

9”                                                         5.5”

10”                                                       8”

Different elements have different cable separation requirements, so make sure the elements you’ve chosen are compatible with the cable separation.

Draw in your Kable Lite run. Remember, Kable Lite is designed to make straight lines and simple turns. The cables must be places so they pass over the locations of all the elements. Kable Lite surface transformers and power feed canopies have 24” feeds, so your Kable Lite run must pass within two feet of the junction box. Determine how many feet of cable you’ll need.

 

Step Two: Add Power and Hardware to Complete the System

Add up the wattages of the lamps you’ll be using on the system: this will help you select a transformer. A remote transformer with power feed canopy provides the cleanest look, but the remote transformer must be installed in an accessible, remote location. The surface transformer simply mounts to a junction box. Kable Lite power feed canopies and surface transformers have 24” feeds. If this drop is shorter than you require, or if you prefer the look of hardwire, you’ll need to add optional hardwire feed. We also recommend putting a pair of turnbuckles on each side of the run for visual symmetry.

You will not need to add supports to your run unless it’s long (over twenty feet) or has heavier elements (such as glass pendants).

 

Cable Lighting Checklist

Make sure your Bill of Materials includes:

  • Transformer
  • Power Feed Canopy (for remote transformer)
  • Cable
  • Turnbuckles
  • Isolating Connectors (if necessary)
  • Ceiling or Wall Supports (if necessary)
  • Elements (make sure selected cable separation works with elements)
  • Lamps (if not included with elements. Lamps must not exceed maximum wattage of element or accessory)
  • Accessories and Optical Controls
  • Make sure all finishes and computer numbers end with C (chrome), or S (satin nickel)


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