Installation Guide — Direct Burial Lamp Post
PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLING FIXTURES
Check to see that you received all the hardware needed for installation and post was not damaged
during shipment. If you have a problem or are missing any parts, please contact us at CustomerService@touchandglow.com
CAUTION: DISCONNECT POWER AT THE POWER SUPPLY FUSE BOX BEFORE STARTING INSTALLATION.
TO TURN OFF THE SWITCH ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH FOR YOUR SAFETY. NOT TO PROPERLY
DISCONNECT THE MAIN POWER SUPPLY CAN RESULT IN DEATH OR A SERIOUS INJURY TO YOU.
We do not warrant that this suggested method of installation meets your particular local building codes.
Check local wiring codes of your town and we strongly recommend that for professional work you consult an
electrical contractor before installing post.
We strongly suggest that the portion of the post below ground level be applied with a coat of asphalt base
coating due to alkaline condition of various concrete mixes and soils which can react to lamp post metallic
surfaces and cause corrosion.
1 Dig a post hole 12’’-15’’ in diameter to the depth of 18’’
for 7-Ft and 8-Ft high posts. Allow extra depth for gravel.
(Note step 3)
After consulting your town local codes, dig a trench to the
needed depth from the post hole to the power source.
2 Shovel several inches of gravel in the bottom of the post
hole for drainage purposes.
CAUTION: MAKE CERTAIN THE POWER IS TURNED OFF AT
THE MAIN BREAKER OR FUSE BOX. Insert the UL-LISTED
underground electrical cable as required from the power
source into the inlet hole at the base of the post. Continue
feeding the cable through the inlet hole to the top of the
post, allowing sufficient leads length for splicing purposes.
Place the post into the hole at the desired location and
stabilize to “Vertical Level Position”.
4 Making sure that the bottom of the post is imbedded in
the gravel, pour concrete to just below the wire access hole.
MUST NOT pour concrete to ground level. When concrete
hardens, it should be covered with at least 4’’ of soil or sod.
CAUTION: Scratches or chipped paint as a result of abuse or
by weed eaters, lawn mowers, or the use of certain
chemicals and fertilizers can cause corrosion to the post.
EXTREME CAUTION MUST BE USED IN SELECTING THE PROPER LAMP POST OR LIGHTING STANDARD
Selecting a lamp post or lighting standard for performance and safety requires a full understanding of various factors or conditions. Professional
engineering assistance in selecting a post is highly recommended. The purchaser is responsible for meeting any and all local codes
and requirements. If you choose a post without getting such assistance, you do so at your own risk.
Many factors can affect the performance or safety of your post, including (but not limited to):
Total weight of the fixture and all accessories the post must bear.
The peak wind load and the effective projected area (EPA) of the mounted apparatus.
Environmental characteristics including moisture, salinity, corrosiveness and other soil and air conditions and their possible effect on the type
of post selected (e.g., the precise post material, diameter, length and wall thickness chosen)
The maintenance factor for a specific application must be considered.
The method of installation (e.g., surface mounted or direct burial in concrete)
The possible exposure to vandalism or damage from nearby structure or equipment.
FAILURE TO CONSIDER ALL FACTORS RELEVANT TO PROPER POST SELECTION CAN RESULT IN FAULTY PERFORMANCE OR IN
SERIOUS INJURY TO PERSON OR PROPERTY FOR WHICH BRIGHT IMAGE CORPORATION AND/OR IT AFFILIATES, REPRESENTATIVES
ARE NOT AFFILIATES, REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE.