I recently got hold of the Elemental LED, PAR 64 RGB wall washer, as a prize for the Instructables LED Contest. I have therefore been messing around with it, to find the best placement for it in my room.
In this brief instructable I hope to give you some useful tips on setting up your own wall washer at home. Albeit for a party or for your man cave, what ever that is? I will cover the process of setting up the Elemental LED wall washer but I will try to make this a useful guide for generic wall washers as well.
Step 1: Setting Up: Power
This step is required if you have a light that runs off a different mains voltage.
As I live in the UK our outlet voltage is 230VAC but my wall washer was from the US and required 110VAC. This was not a big problem to get over due to the invention of the transformer.
If you require a different voltage you can use a simple step up or step down transformer. Here are a couple of thing to remember if you need to buy one:
- Make sure that you get a step down if you live in the UK and want to use a US lamp and a step up if you live in the US and have a UK lamp (quite unlikely).
- Make sure the Power consumption or VA (Watts) of the your wall washer is less than the recommended max wattage of your step up or down transformer
- Be sure that you get one with the right plug and socket for you country and lamp