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Hi all,

After some advise.

I have recently built a retaining wall with steps out of concrete blocks laid flat. Around 700mm tall
The wall will hold back around 500mm or so of ground, leaving a nice 180mm ish of wall above ground level.

My plan is to install lights ( brick lights I assume ) in the wall, trying to hide connections while also being able to maintain them if the lights were to break or cables to fault, and it all be waterproof?

I am hoping with a finished result of lights in both sides of the wall ,but, at different levels, and some lights for the steps .
What would be the best way to go about this ?

All suggestions welcome regard all aspects of the installation ( lights, cable to be used, waterproofing etc)

I will prove some pics ASAP

Thanks all
 
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For brick lights "in the wall", you normally leave a brick-sized hole when building the wall. It is a lot harder to cut the holes after the wall has been build (only ever done that once, never again).

So if the wall is already built, perhaps consider surface mounted fittings instead.
 
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For brick lights "in the wall", you normally leave a brick-sized hole when building the wall. It is a lot harder to cut the holes after the wall has been build (only ever done that once, never again).

So if the wall is already build, perhaps consider surface mounted fittings instead.
Yes I did realise this about half way through building the wall, may opt for round recessed lights as they'll be easier to install
 

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If it was me, I'd avoid wiring and fittings operating at mains voltage. Go for 12 or 24V instead. Personally - so you can safely ignore - I don't think wiring in gardens and garden structures stands the test of time.

And if you do want lighting, you want an electrician to do the work because he knows about IP, shock risks and the good brands which live up to their spec. If you do the wiring you are liable in law for it.
 
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