Post Cap Installation

Post Cap Installation


Installation

Post Caps
To install your Deckorators® post caps fromMaine Ornamental®, we recommend using an exterior-grade construction adhesive to adhere the cap to the post. Apply the adhesive liberally to the inside of the cap, and then place the cap firmly over the top of the post.

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Solar Post Caps
To activate your new solar post cap light:

  1. Remove the metal top by pressing inward on the side of the clear lens with holes, grasping the edge of the metal top and lifting it off.
  2. Remove the plastic tab in the battery compartment to allow for terminal connection.
  3. Replace the metal top by snapping it back onto the clear lens. (Be sure that the holes in the lens line up with the stubs on the metal top.)
  4. Place your solar post cap light in direct sunlight for 24-48 hours with the switch in the OFF position to fully charge.
  5. Once your solar post cap is fully charged, turn the switch to the ON position.

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Your solar post cap light is now ready to be installed on your post. To attach to the post, apply an exterior-grade construction adhesive to the inside edge of the moulding at the bottom of the light and place it firmly onto the post.

Once the batteries are fully charged, you can leave the switch in the ON position. The solar collector will charge the batteries during the daylight hours and power the light during darkness. Your solar post cap light will stay lit for an average of 6 to 8 hours during the night and turn off during the day, allowing the solar collector to re-charge the batteries.

If your solar post cap light becomes dim or does not light, simply turn the switch to the OFF position for 48 hours and allow the solar collector to fully recharge the batteries.

If your solar post cap does not light or stops working, try these steps:

  1. Remove the metal top by pressing in on the side of the plastic lens.
  2. Turn the metal top upside-down and place it on a table so that the solar collector is covered (not exposed to the light). A light sensor inside will prevent it from lighting during the day.
  3. Make sure the protective plastic tab between the batteries and the terminals has been removed.
  4. Make sure the batteries are making contact with the terminals.
  5. Make sure the on/off switch is in the ON position.
  6. If your solar post cap light still does not light, place it in direct sunlight with the switch in the OFF position for 48 hours to fully recharge the batteries.
  7. If your solar post caps light still does not light, replace the batteries with AA rechargeable batteries.