You’ve put dozens of hours into Fallout 4, most of which have been scavenging supplies and building a massive, fortified settlement for all of your people. But one problem still troubles you, how do you light the whole thing up? Setting up buildings is actually pretty easy in Fallout 4, but putting lights up is surprisingly difficult to figure out. Here’s a quick guide for how to setup lights and power them in Fallout 4’s Workshop.
First up, you need power of course. Build a generator of sufficient power for all the lights you want to setup. Luckily, unless you’re using spotlights, they just require a general connection to power, without sucking up any of the units. You can go small here, but it might be a better use of resources to build a big generator and hook other items up to it. This all comes down to how your settlement is arranged though, so it’s up to you.
Next pick a location where you want to put some lights. These attach to walls and ceilings mostly, so just set them all up as you want. Clustering them together is a good idea, as you’ll see later, but really you just want to get things hooked up how you want.
Once the lights are up you need to get the power to them, but first you have to make it so you can turn them on and off. Inside the Power menu of the Fallout 4 Workshop you’ll see the Connectors & Switches section. You’ll need at least one of these to setup your lights, though you’ll probably need a few.
The easiest setup is to hook a switch right to the wall, near the lights. This will have an area of effect, supplying power to any nearby lights. If you just want them to remain on all the time, simply put a power conduit onto the wall where the switch would go. The end goal is just to get power from the generator and to the lights that you setup. With the right configuration you can have them all powered on with minimal wiring.
That’s really about it as far as setting up and powering on lights in Fallout 4. These are just the basics, but using these tips you should be able to expand and setup a really nice base with some great looking lights. Let us know in the comments if there’s anything else you’d like covered in Fallout 4.
- This article was updated on:April 17th, 2017