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THIS GUIDE APPLIES TO FMT
TRANSFORMER POWERED
FIREFLY MAGIC® FIREFLY LIGHT SETS.

UNITS PURCHASED IN 2009 to PRESENT: CLICK HERE for PDF Download.

UNITS PURCHASED PRIOR TO 2009: CLICK HERE for PDF Dowload


INSTRUCTIONS FOR UNITS PURCHASED 2009 to PRESENT

Please Read all Installation Instructions BEFORE BEGINNING

12 Volt Transformer Powered FIREFLY MAGIC® Lights
Model FMT-07, FMT-14, FMT-21, FMT-28 and FMTC Units

WARNING: Model FMT-07, FMT-14, FMT-21, FMT-28 & FMTC FIREFLY MAGIC® LIGHTS ARE TO BE CONNECTED ONLY TO A UL APPROVED 12 VOLT AC OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE LIGHTING TRANSFORMER.

Your Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights are designed to work only with a 12 Volt AC input only. This is the typical voltage supplied by most residential and commercial landscape lighting transformers, but always check the transformer label before making any connections.

CONNECTING TO A NEW DEDICATED TRANSFORMER

If you are installing a transformer to specifically operate your Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights, just connect the two low voltage conductor wires from the Firefly Magic® microprocessor module to the two terminals on the transformer. Plug the transformer into an approved outlet and set the timer according to the instructions that come with the transformer. When power is supplied to the Firefly Magic® Lights, a small LED in the end of the microprocessor module will glow. NOTE: When the transformer power is initially turned on, all the Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights will come on for approximately 1-3 seconds and then fade off. This activates the microprocessor program to begin the random flickering, flashing, fading and glow of the electronic fireflies which you will see after approximately one minute.

CONNECTING TO AN ALREADY INSTALLED LANDSCAPE LIGHTING SYSTEM

1) Before attaching the Firefly Magic® Lights to the landscape lighting system wires, be sure the power to the supply transformer is turned off and the transformer is unplugged from its power source.

2) You can connect the Firefly Magic® Lights microprocessor module (or modules) anywhere along the low voltage landscape lighting output wiring that runs from the transformer to the low voltage landscape lights. Ideally, select locations in your garden where you can run the individual firefly wires that are attached to the microprocessor module into nearby foliage.

3) After deciding where to place the Firefly Magic® microprocessor module, locate the nearby 12 Volt landscape lighting distribution wire. Using a connector block or silicone sealant wire nuts (included), connect the Firefly Magic® Microprocessor module wire to the 12 Volt landscape lighting system wire.

4) You can now plug in the low voltage landscape lighting transformer and manually turn it on. Check to verify your landscape lights have come on. If they have, now go to the Firefly Magic® Lights module and look at the end where the wires come out. There is a small power-on light that should be glowing. This means you correctly attached the Firefly Magic® Lights to your landscape lighting system and it is working correctly.

5) Next, turn off the landscape lighting transformer and set the timer for your preferred start time, and length of time you want your landscape lights to be on. If your transformer is equipped with the photoelectric cell, the start time setting will not be necessary, as the lights will automatically come on at dusk. If the Firefly Magic® Lights are on a dedicated transformer, it may set to continuous operation so the fireflies will be active during dark gray days, as well as at night.

6) Now you can carefully place each Firefly Magic® electronic firefly where you want it.

NOTE: DO NOT step on the small firefly lights or they will be damaged and not operate correctly. Run each firefly wire along the ground, up branches and out the stems of plants to reduce their visibility. Be sure each firefly light sticks out slightly so leaves do not cover it.

NOTE: If the firefly light is placed near the end of a flexible stem or branch, any slight breeze will cause the firefly light to move, creating the added effect of fireflies dancing in the night.

Other Firefly Magic® Light Sets

Firefly Magic® Lights are available in Models: FMS – Solar, which can also be AA Battery powered for temporary and semi-permanent installations, and FMI - 110 Volt Powered – Dry Indoor Only. Each of these models can be ordered with either seven (7) electronic fireflies or fourteen (14) electronic fireflies.

Custom designed systems are also available for both commercial and residential systems. For more information, visit our Website at www.FireflyMagic.com.


Patented

© 2009 Firefly Magic® help@fireflymagic.com 1-877-8-FIREFLY
NEVER CONNECT FIREFLY MAGIC® FIREFLY LIGHTS TO ANY POWER SOURCE OTHER THAN A
UL APPROVED 12 VOLT AC OUTDOOR TRANSFORMER, AS DAMAGE OR INJURY MAY RESULT.

 


INSTRUCTIONS FOR UNITS PURCHASED PRIOR TO 2009

Please Read all Installation Instructions BEFORE BEGINNING

12 Volt Transformer Powered FIREFLY MAGIC® Firefly Lights
Model FMT-07 & Model FMT-12

WARNING: Model FMT-07 and FMT-12 FIREFLY MAGIC® LIGHTS ARE TO BE CONNECTED ONLY TO A UL APPROVED 12 VOLT AC OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE LIGHTING TRANSFORMER.

Your Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights are designed to work only with a 12 Volt AC input only. This is the typical voltage supplied by most residential and commercial landscape lighting transformers, but always check the transformer label before making any connections.

CONNECTING TO A NEW DEDICATED TRANSFORMER

If you are installing a transformer to specifically operate your Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights, just connect the two low voltage conductor wires from the Firefly Magic® microprocessor module to the two screw-terminals on the transformer. Plug the transformer into an approved outlet and set the timer according to the instructions that come with the transformer. When power is supplied to the Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights, a small LED in the end of the microprocessor module will glow. NOTE: When the transformer power is initially turned on, all the Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights will come on for approximately 1-3 seconds and then fade off. This activates the microprocessor program to begin the random flickering, flashing, and glow of the electronic fireflies.

CONNECTING TO AN ALREADY INSTALLED LANDSCAPE LIGHTING SYSTEM

1) Before attaching the Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights to the landscape lighting system wires, be sure the power to the supply transformer is turned off and the transformer is unplugged from its power source.

2) You can connect the Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights microprocessor module (or modules) anywhere along the low voltage landscape lighting output wiring that runs from the transformer to the low voltage landscape lights. Ideally, select locations in your garden where you can run the individual firefly wires that are attached to the microprocessor module into nearby foliage.

3) After deciding where to place the Firefly Magic® microprocessor module, locate the nearby 12 Volt landscape lighting distribution wire. Using a connector block or waterproof wire nuts (not included) to connect the Firefly Magic™ Microprocessor module wire to the 12 Volt landscape lighting system wires.

4) You can now plug in the low voltage landscape lighting transformer and manually turn it on. Check to verify your landscape lights have come on. If they have, now go to the Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights module and look at the end where the wires come out. There is a small power-on light that should be glowing. This means you correctly attached the Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights to your landscape lighting system and it is working correctly.

5) Next, turn off the landscape lighting transformer and set the timer for your preferred start time, and length of time you want your landscape lights to be on. If your transformer is equipped with the photo-electric cell, the start time setting will not be necessary as the lights will automatically come on at dusk.

6) Now you can carefully place each Firefly Magic® electronic firefly where you want it. NOTE: DO NOT step on the small firefly lights or they will be damaged and not operate correctly.

PLACEMENT OF THE ELECTRONIC FIREFLIES

Most real fireflies tend to remain near the ground, and by installing your fireflies the same way, it will be an easy task.

Run each firefly wire along the ground, up branches and out the stems of plants to reduce their visibility. Be sure each firefly light sticks out slightly so leaves do not cover it. NOTE: If the firefly light is placed near the end of a flexible stem or branch, any slight breeze will cause the firefly light to move, creating the added effect of fireflies dancing in the night

ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF THE ELECTRONIC FIREFLIES

Aim each firefly light approximately 90º from where people will be viewing. This ensures the firefly does not appear to be too bright by looking directly into the end of the light. However, if your firefly lights are farther away, or you just prefer them to be brighter, then aim the tip of the firefly light toward the viewers. See diagram below:


Other Firefly Magic® Firefly Light Sets

Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights are available in four (4) Models: FMS - Solar powered, FMB - Battery powered for temporary and semi-permanent installations, and FMT - 12 Volt Landscape Lighting transformer powered, and FMI - 110 Volt Powered for Dry Indoor installations. Each of these models can be ordered with either seven (7) electronic fireflies or twelve (12) electronic fireflies. For more information, visit our Website at www.FireflyMagic.com.

Patented

© 2004 Firefly Magic®
install@fireflymagic.com 1-877-8-FIREFLY

NEVER CONNECT FIREFLY MAGIC® LIGHTS TO ANY POWER SOURCE OTHER THAN A UL APPROVED 12 VOLT AC OUTDOOR TRANSFORMER, AS DAMAGE OR INJURY MAY RESULT.

See TIPS to learn more about your Firefly Magic® Firefly Lights.

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