How to Mount a Flood Light in a Tree


Outdoor lighting has become very popular in the last few years. With the ever-increasing numbers of low-voltage lights, solar lights, and other outdoor lights, more and more people are lighting up the outside of their homes. One of the more interesting ways to situate lights is to mount them in trees, which can either illuminate the tree itself or objects below it. With basic electrical skills and a do-it-yourself attitude, you can mount a flood light in a tree.


Step 1

Ensure electrical power can reach the tree. If it doesn't, wire a circuit out to the tree that meets your local electrical code guidelines.

Step 2

Mount your light bracket to the tree (an example of one is included in Reference 2). Tree mount brackets come with a bracket to mount the flood light on and have a weather resistant rubber cord that wraps around the tree. This cord expands as the tree grows, so you don't have to worry about hurting the tree.

Step 3

Connect the floodlight of your choice up to the tree. The light should have a connector that will slip into the bracket. A nut will screw on the backside to hold your light to the bracket.

Step 4

Wire the floodlight into the power supply. Consult your local electrical code to be sure you are meeting the standards in your area.

Step 5

Screw in an appropriately sized light bulb that fits your light and turn the power on. Enjoy your new flood light!

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not screw the bracket into the tree or attach it with a tight wire around the trunk. These methods will harm the tree and possibly cause it to die. Working with electricity can be extremely dangerous. Ensure the power to the circuit is off before working on it.

Things You'll Need

  • Floodlight
  • Tape measure
  • Wire stripper
  • Screwdriver
  • Channel locks
  • Electrical wire
  • Wire nuts
  • Ladder


  • Home Decor Lighting
  • Landscape Lighting Accessories
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Elizabeth Knoll has been writing full-time since 2008. She has a deep love for gardening and has spent a vast amount of time researching that subject. Her work appears on eHow, eHow Home and Garden, GardenGuides and Answerbag. Knoll received a certificate in Early Childhood Education from Moraine Park Technical College.

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