Installing exterior pot lights (or “can” lights) on a soffit is a basic and also very easy means to illuminate your outdoor room. They can likewise give additional protection & atmosphere. Before you begin, see to it that your soffit has sufficient clearance to fit the size of your light fixture. This is specifically real if you are mounting a pot light on the roof covering soffit overhang or a veranda that is not straight over the ceiling. You must likewise examine that there are no barriers between your illumination component and also the soffit material, like framing or electrical wiring, that can trigger damage to your lighting fixture once it is set up. On top of that, if you are making use of a light weight aluminum soffit material, you might wish to drill right into the soffit before positioning your light. Once you have established the appropriate diameter of your pot light, make use of a hole attended pierce via your soffit material. If the soffit material is aluminum, it will offer a little, so you will require to drill gradually and also thoroughly. The pierced hole ought to be free from any kind of blockages, framing or circuitry to make sure that the light will quickly break into area as soon as mounted. As soon as you’re satisfied with the setting of the opening, make use of a screwdriver to safeguard the component to the soffit. Next off, link the source of power wire to the very first pot light as well as run a circuit cord to every recessed light in the collection, seeing to it that the cord lengths are long sufficient to enable slack at each location. For instance, if you’re running an 18-inch cord from your power source to the very first recessed light area, you ought to leave 6-8″ of extra wire at each recessed light location. When running the cable television, you’ll require to strip regarding 1/2-inch of insulation from each wire. Then, connect each cable to the other by matching black wire to black cable, white cable to white, and also ground to ground (copper or eco-friendly). Cap the connections as well as fold them meticulously into the joint box. You ought to likewise take into consideration adding a button to the recessed light cable to regulate the light. This can be performed with a wall surface switch or a separate light switch panel that is located inside the home. If you pick to include a button, get in touch with an electrician or an electric code book to make certain that the circuitry is secure for your application.