WaterOrb™ Installation


Installation Instructions: 12-volt Illuminator

Warning – Risk of Electric Shock

Do not allow WaterOrb™ to freeze in water; remove for winter if water is at risk for freezing.

The WaterOrb™ Illuminators are pre-assembled and ready to install.


  • Use only in ponds and small decorative fountains where persons will immerse no more than their hands and lower arms while the product is energized. WaterOrbs™ can be used on land or used as hanging orbs.
  • Do not use water intended for swimming, wading, immersion, or bathing.
  • A power unit suitable for supplying submersible luminaries must supply a low-voltage circuit.
  • Select the desired location for installing your WaterOrb™, and place it in the water location. Note: when transporting the WaterOrb™ from one place to another, always firmly support the orb; do not carry WaterOrb™ by its underground/water cable.
  • A circuit protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter must supply the power unit. (GFCI).
  • Run the water cable to the transformer or power supply, and connect.
  • Finally, plug in the transformer and turn it on.

Lamp Replacement:

  • First, turn off the transformer completely.
  • Remove WaterOrb™ from the water and towel dry to remove excess water; the base also can be cleaned with Windex® and a Scotch-Brite™ pad.
  • Unscrew (counterclockwise) the nylon nut with an adjustable wrench. Remove the nylon connector from the metal base to reveal the bulb.
  • Pull out the bulb and replace it with a new one with the same wattage as the old one.
  • Wrap plastic threads with Teflon® tape at least three or four revolutions to ensure a watertight seal.
  • Screw the nylon connector back into the stainless steel plate, ensuring the threads screw in evenly and properly to avoid leakage. Tighten snugly with an adjustable wrench.
  • Place WaterOrb™ back in the water. It is now ready to be plugged back into the service