Installation of Kuna
Below is the old light fixture that I will be taking down on the side door of my house. Before you do anything, turn your light on that you will be replacing and then turn breakers off until you find the breaker which turns the light off. Once the breaker is off, you are ready to move on with the uninstall of the old light and install of your new Kuna light!
After getting your existing light fixture down, you should see a junction or electrical box that looks similar to the one below. Most modern houses have the box mounted vertically but mine was mounted horizontally, even though my house was only built 7 years ago. Perhaps the horizontal installation was easier to do with the brick of my home. Regardless, the Kuna can be installed on both vertical and horizontal installations.
The next step is to screw in the Kuna mounting plate to your existing electrical outlet box using your existing outlet box screws. I did so and below is what it looks like after installation. You will need to use the shorter screws if you are installing your Kuna on a horizontal box like mine, I later found this out and had to replace the longer ones pictured below with the shorter ones.
Using the rubberized installation tool helper that is provided, you can hang your Kuna light from the electrical box while you work on the wiring. This included installation helper tool is AMAZING! If you have ever tried installing a light fixture on your own without this tool, it’s much more difficult and you risk dropping your light fixture and causing serious damage to it. I definitely want to thank the company of Kuna for providing this tool, it’s truly appreciated!
Once you have the tool hanging from the electrical box and also have your light hanging from the other end of the tool, you are ready for wiring!
The wiring is very easy to do, white to white, black to black, and ground to ground. Then cap each naked set of wires off with wire nuts and you are done! Stuff the wiring and wire nuts in behind the mounting plate to keep them out of the way during install of the light.
Lastly, align the bolts on the mounting plate with the holes in the back of the Kuna light and then screw-in the decorative nuts on the end and you are done. Flip the breaker back on and turn the light switch on to see if the light works like show below.
Closer look of the light installed.
That’s all there is to it! Head on to the next page and we’ll get into the configuration aspects of the smart light!