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              HO Pre-assembled Gooseneck Installation

 

Installation of our HO pre-asembled Gooseneck Light Fixtures is very straightforward and is covered below in four easy to understand steps. However... because of the delicate nature of this product, extra care must be taken with handling during the installlation process.

 

  1. Structure & Light Fixture preparation: Typically, a gooseneck light fixture is installed either above a doorway enterance to a building or office, above some form of signage on a wall or building front, or in a row along the front of a structure or loading dock.

    For light fixture mounting, drill a mounting hole using #76 (.020Ē) drill. If choosing to use a wall plate (escutcheon) with the light fixture, carefully pop open the small gelatin capsure incuded in the plastic box holding the fixture and thread the fixture wires through the escutcheon from the convex (domed side) and slide escutcheon onto the tubing. Using tweezers will help in this process. Insert wires through drilled hole in structure and slide tube into hole to desired position. Affix tubing with small amount of CA (superglue) or epoxy on the inside surface of the structure. Slide the escutcheon along the tube and position it up against the structure surface. A tiny dab of CA can be used to hold it in place.

  2. Painting the Gooseneck Light: The Gooseneck Light can be easily brush painted with either Acrylic or solvent based modeling paint. Make sure the color chosen is properly thinned and using a small brush paint the exterior surface of the lampshade, gooseneck tubing and escutcheon. Fore best results DO NOT paint the inside of the lampshade. This will ensure the best light reflection possible.

  3. Powering the Gooseneck Light: Our Gooseneck Lights come in three versions: With a white LED, a yellow-white LED (very bright) and an incandescent LED.The NG015-1 (white LED) and the NG015-3 (incandescent LED) versions will provide a realistic brightness level at full (20ma) power. However, some applications may require a lower brightness output. In those situations using a larger resistor value (larger value in Ohms) will reduce the current to the LED and lower its brightness level. You should never power these LEDs at higher current levels than 20ma (milliAmps) or shortened life of the LED will occur.

    For 12-volt operation: using a 453-ohm 1/4 Watt resistor will provide 20ma (full brightness). This resistor (plus a spare) are included in the package.

    For the NG015-2 (yellow-white LED version) in this Gooseneck Light, this LED is extremely bright at full (20ma) power. Certain situations may require full brightness, but in most applications a much lower brightness level will look more realistic. We have found that with this high-efficiency LED a device current of 5-6 ma provides excellent brightness at a realistic level for a over-the door gooseneck light. For this reduced brightness use a 1.5K-ohm (1500-ohm), 1/8-Watt or larger (wattage) resistor for 12-volt operation.  A 453-ohm resistor (plus a spare) and a 1.5K-ohm resistor (plus a spare) are included in the package of the NG015-2

    If you will be using a different voltage power supply or plan to connect several gooseneck lights in series, then a different resistor value will be needed. We have easy-to-use resistor calculators than can be found HERE.

    The LEDs in all three versions of the Gooseneck Lights are 3.3-volt 20ma LEDs.

    A resistor must always be connected in series with one of the LED wires.

    The RED LED wire is for + (plus) DC voltage. The GREEN wire is foróDC..

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