Fortress Railing Products 52500061 Installation Guide

Installation Instructions
FortressAccents LED Vertical Post Light
It is the responsibility of the installer to meet all code and safety requirements. The installer should determine
and implement the appropriate installation techniques for each situation. The Fortress Company or its
distributors shall not be held liable for improper or unsafe installations.
WARNING – Risk of Electric Shock. Install all luminaires 10 feet (3.05 m) or more from a pool, spa, or fountain.
Required Materials: Phillips Head Screw Driver, Wire Cutters, Wire Strippers, Drill, Drill Bits, T-25 Bit, Pencil,
Eye Protection
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1. Run 18-2 gauge stranded outdoor wire (available from
FortressAccents, please visit www.fortressaccents.com for
dealer locations) by routing in close proximity to the
luminaire or fitting, or next to a building structure such as a
house or deck. Wire should not be buried. Place the LED
Vertical Post Light Base on the post at the desired location
(LED Vertical Post Light should be placed a minimum of 12”
above ground level) with a pencil trace the hole pattern on
the post. Mark the center point of the hole pattern and drill
a 1” diameter hole in post.
For wood posts a channel will need to be routed into
wood post to hide wires. Be sure to remove any metal
shavings from the surface of deck, patio or balcony to
prevent rust on the surface.
2. Metal Post Installations - Pre-drill screw holes using
a 5/32” drill bit.
Wood Post Installations - Pre-drill screw holes using a
1/16” drill bit.
Attach LED Vertical Post Light Base to post with
supplied screws. If 18-2 gauge wire is accessible pull
approximately 6” of wire through 1” hole. The LED
Vertical Post Light input wires can also be feed through
the post to make the connections to the 18-2 gauge
wire.
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3. Strip the insulation back ½” from the 18-2 gauge wires
and the LED Vertical Post Light feed wires. Using the
supplied waterproof wire nuts connect wires. Wire
connections can also be made below the deck surface.
Note: Polarity must be maintained. Always connect the
same side of 18-2 gauge wire with the same polarity (i.e.
positive) marked on the LED Vertical Post Light wires.
LED Vertical Post Light feed wires are 60” long.
4. Carefully tuck wires out of the way. Place LED Vertical
Post Light Cover over the installed LED Vertical Post
Light Base and slide downward until cover is fully in
place. Using the two supplied machine screws secure
the cover to the base.
Please visit www.fortressaccents.com for information on how to order additional accessories.
For technical assistance, please email: technicalhelp@fortressrailing.com
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Phone: 1-866-323-4766 Fax: 972-644-3720
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