Video | VOLT® University | How to Install the Brass Bunker Step Light
Summary: This instructional video shows how to install the VOLT® Brass Bunker step light. It's an easy installation, requiring just a few basic tools.
During this construction project we're working on, we're installing these Brass Bunker step lights, and I want to show you how to do one. We're going to be installing several of them here - we’re actually moving some boards and doing some different resetting - but this is a pretty straightforward little fixture. We want to show you how to do it step-by-step, so let's get started.
Our step light will be installed into these steps where there were a few other older lights present. Before we get started, let's review a few of the tools we’re going to need to get this project done. Just some basic tools: tape measure, pencil, it's good to have a level to make sure you're light’s square, demo saw (you can use a corded or cordless - makes no difference, just make sure to use a good wood bit), drill driver and that's really about it. Just make sure to take good measurements, and we’ll show you how to do that.
For this project, I'm using a single light on each step so I'm going to need to measure the width of each riser and then mark the center where the light will be placed. Next, back out the screws and remove the front faceplate from the fixture. Now hold the fixture up into its approximate final location, take a tape measure and measure down about a half inch below the tread. This is where the fixture’s going to sit. Now take your level, make sure the fixture sits level underneath the step, and then take your marking pencil and mark across the top edge of the light.
In order to know how big of a hole we need to cut, we have to first measure the inside portion of the fixture that gets recessed into the step riser. In this case, it's 6 and 3/4 inches by 2 and ⅝. From the center point and top line that we drew earlier, we now need to transfer our measurements to the riser face itself. This is going to outline our cutout area. Be sure to use a level when marking your lines to make sure to keep them straight and level.
To get started on the cutout, we're going to need to drill out a starter hole for our saw blade to fit into. I’ll usually pick two corners for this. At this point, it's just a matter of running your saw blade along the lines that we drew out earlier. The fixture is now ready to install.
Insert your bi-pin LED into the socket, then make the wiring connections under the deck and then simply set your fixture in place. Now set your torpedo level along the bottom of the fixture. When it is sitting level, go ahead and screw it in place to the riser. Now that the fixture is fully installed, you can now put the faceplate back on. This is going to complete our installation.
Pretty straightforward - that's the Brass Bunker into a set of steps. If you have questions about the Brass Bunker or any other products from VOLT® Lighting, feel free to call our customer care at (813) 978-3700.