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Installation Requirements

We are so excited to help you green your world. It’s important to us that you have a smooth and seamless installation experience. To ensure this, we work with our professional installation partners to bring you your model Z with the utmost of care. 


Our installation team will deliver and install your Model Z at a location of your choosing. Zauben requires professional installation performed by authorized installers—we do not support self installation.


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Important Reminders

Space Requirements

Flush Installation

Wall Construction

Wall Surface Material


Important Reminders


  • It’s important to accurately measure the space prior to the day of installation. If the installation location does not meet the minimum requirements, the Installers cannot complete the delivery.

  • Our team is available to help with any questions on installation. Please give us a call at (312) 248-2982 or reach out to us at to discuss any concerns or specifics for the installation.


Space Requirements


Ceiling height: The Model Z requires a full 8 feet of ceiling height, measured between the floor and the ceiling. 


Surrounding space: The minimum space requirement for each Model Z is 6 feet as measured from the center of the Model Z; 3 feet to the left, 3 feet to the right, and at least 43 inches of clearance where the lightbar extends. 


We also recommend clearing at least 2 feet of space in front of each Model Z to make sure your plants get all the light they need to thrive. 

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Flush Installation


What is a flush installation? 

A flush installation is when the Model Z sits right up against the wall with a very minimal gap behind it. There are no visible power cords. This is the cleanest look. 

Flush Installation requirements:  


  • Baseboard: A maximum thickness of ⅛” baseboard thickness is allowed, but no baseboard is even better. 

  • Outlet location: Each Model Z requires a grounded, three-pronged outlet within the 1.5” recess area. This area is 60 inches wide as measured from the center of the Model Z,  and located at a height between 4 and 16 inches from the floor. The Model Z must be plugged directly into a grounded outlet, without using an extension cord or surge suppressor.  

  • Note: Any electrical work to move or install an outlet needs to be performed prior to installation.

  • If installing multiple Model Z units side-by-side, there must be an outlet directly behind each model Z.  Installers will need pre-approval from Zauben before connecting a Model Z to an extension cord.


  • Surface mounted outlet boxes will not let the Model Z sit flush. Outlets must be flush with the wall surface. 

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What if I can’t install Flush? Can I still get a model Z? 

Absolutely. If your outlet is too high, or it’s on the floor, or if you have a baseboard, and you don’t want to make any physical changes, we will make it work for you. Typically the solution is spacing the model Z away from the wall by an inch or two. This is done to make room for a power cord to be run behind the unit. It will still look great!

Wall Construction:

Building walls must be structurally sound at all wall fastener locations. The Model Z cannot be installed against temporary walls, partitions, doors, or any other non-permanent surface. 

  • The Model Z does not need to be fastened directly to studs, however studs must be behind any wall surface to deliver the structural integrity that is needed for a safe installation. Walls constructed from brick or concrete do not require studs. 

Supported stud types:

  • Wood

  • Metal


Each model Z is shipped semi-assembled in a wooden crate.

  • If street level access is available, the following requirements may apply:​

    • Specific times of day in which large package deliveries may take place

    • Building approval for large package deliveries through public areas

  • If freight elevators are used for access, the following may apply:

    • Coordinate time for access to use freight elevator (may be a specific time slot)

    • Confirm if loading dock is at street level or from below, e.g., parking garage

    • Passenger elevator use is not generally possible due to the large crate size and would require special authorization from Zauben. 

  • Stairwell access would require special authorization from Zauben.

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