This one simple trick makes Apollo 40 and MegaWatt 100 underwater dock light installation even easier!
Dock Light Installation
After all, it’s really only a four-step process.
- Take everything out of the box.
- Connect the strap to the light.
- Secure the power transformer near an outlet.
- Throw the light and weight into the water.
The strap snaps into two tabs on either side of the light. It attaches to both the power cord and the light to prevent the cord from being tugged at as the light floats in the water.
The power transformer changes AC power from the outlet to the DC power the lights use. Two screws hold it in place near the outlet.
There’s nothing complicated about it.
However, there is one adjustment you can make that will improve how the light looks in the water. It’s depth.
Floating Dock Lights
Apollo and MegaWatt underwater lights float in the water. They are heald to the bottom by a weight attached to the power cord.
They float so that you can adjust the size of the pool of light on the surface. Sometimes you want more light, sometimes you want less.
This also helps when you have more than one light and you want all of them at the same depth.
The Trick to Sliding the Weight
To adjust the depth of the light you slide the weight along the power cord.
Closer to the light to set it deeper. Away from the light to set it shallower.
The power cord is attached to the weight by a two-piece bracket. Loosen the two screws on the bottom of the bracket and the halves separate. The cord will then slide through the bracket. When you have the light at the depth you want just tighten the screws.
What frustrates most people is that the cord doesn’t slide through the bracket very easily. Even when the bracket is very loose!
This is where my simple trick comes into play.
Flip the weight over and loosen the two screws. They should be loose enough so that you can separate the two halves of the bracket by at least 1/2 inch.
Flip the weight back over.
Now grab the power cord, on both sides of the weight, between your thumb and index finger. Hold the weight between the palms of your hands and pull on the cord with the fingers of one hand while you push it with the fingers of the other hand.
The cord will slide through the bracket much easier than if you only pull on it or push it.
This one simple trick will save you both time and frustration when setting the depth of your Apollo 40 or MegaWatt 100 underwater dock lights.
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