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  1. coorti
    coorti
    Let it light!
  2. DJJ
    DJJ
    Looking for the best uplight for a large 50-60 foot tall triple clump white birch in my front yard. Light, watts, beam angle, transformer?
  3. Cesar San Pedro
    Cesar San Pedro
    I would like some advise on my lighting layout. Can you send you a file for review?
    1. Evan K
      Evan K
      Hey Cesar,

      Please feel free to create a post in the 'Ask' section of this forum and attach images! This will be the best way to receive feedback from an admin or other homeowners.
      Mar 23, 2022
  4. Fred Hofstetter
    Fred Hofstetter
    Does Volt have user’s instructions for transformers available for download on their site?
    1. Evan K
      Evan K
      Hey Fred,

      A downloadable installation guide and spec sheet is available on the product page of the transforme you're looking at.

      We also include detailed installation instructions in the packaging you'll receive.
      Mar 23, 2022
  5. Mongojerry
    Mongojerry
    Best way to save photos for posting?
    1. Evan K
      Evan K
      I myself will typically open a picture, then take a screenshot with the Snipping Tool. You can also resize it using the paint program, and/or upload the image to a free online image compressor to shrink the size of the file.
      Dec 27, 2021
  6. Evan K
    Evan K Domenick J Dellino
    Hey Domenick,

    It's usually best to post in the 'Ask' or 'Share' sections for the best and quickest feedback.

    But to answer your question - that low-voltage LED fixture, and most in general, have a wider input voltage range than just 12V; it can typically vary anywhere from 11-16V really depending on the actual LED. 15V is a safe input voltage for that fixture.
  7. Evan K
    Evan K Steven M27
  8. Steven M27
    Steven M27
    Please assist with light placement?
  9. Domenick J Dellino
    Domenick J Dellino
    can i connect my AZAL-SPKIT1 (12v) lights to my 100W transformer (it seems to have only 15v connectors)?
  10. RRR
    RRR
    3 new Saltydog pond lights with 4W LED bulbs. Have 12V low voltage transformer max 50W. Shows overload shut down immediately.No shortages.?
    1. Evan K
      Evan K
      Sorry for the delayed response - these profile posts are not easily visible. Typically you want to post questions like this in the 'Ask' category.

      If you haven't already, I'd recommend calling one of our live experts at (813) 978-3700 for direct troubleshooting help - this way we can get all the specifics to see what might be causing this.
      Sep 3, 2021
    2. Evan K
      Evan K
      From what you posted, its difficult to tell. Is the transformer 12V AC w/ a magnetic core? If it is an older unit, this could be worth troubleshooting.

      Do the fixtures consistently turn back on? No burnt out bulbs from a faulty wire connection under water? If so, I'd stress checking the transformer and connections at/around the transformer.
      Sep 3, 2021
  11. Neeraj
    Neeraj
    I bought VLt Lndscp Lt 9-piece Path,Area Light Kit from Cosco 6spot+3path.Exp to 4 more spot .Can I add 4 more area light with a extra hub
    1. Evan K
      Evan K
      Hey Neeraj, with the 150W transformer in that kit, you have about 80 watts of remaining space to add additional lights (this is with all of the pre-provided lights in the kit being used).
      Aug 11, 2020
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  13. Edward Hammitt
    Edward Hammitt
    New lighting novice
  14. TomCon
    TomCon
    Big project planned
  15. Perry
    Perry
    Is it possible to run two separate circuits, one on a photocell and one switched, with a single transformer?
  16. Susan
    Susan
    I have a photo but need to figure out how to attach here.
  17. Susan
    Susan
    I’m wanting to add some spotlights on my house. What product would you recommend and positioning?
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    2. Evan K
      Evan K
      Hey Susan,

      We have a lot of spotlights to choose from so, it really comes down to personal preference. I can provide more info in a different area. To answer your other post as well, you can post photos and more content in general in a forum post; this thread is essentially like a profile 'wall' on Facebook and is limiting.
      Nov 5, 2019
  18. Julie
    Julie
    How do I know what size transformer to get? Would I just add up the Watts of the bulbs to know?
    1. Evan K
      Evan K
      That's correct! You start by adding up the total wattage of all of your lights. With that number in hand, you'll want to keep in mind that we recommend no more than 80% of a transformers capacity be used. So, if you had 140W of lights, a 150W transformer would not be recommended; you'd need a 300W for safe operation which would also allow for expanding in the future if desired.
      Oct 21, 2019
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  19. Lee
    Lee
    What size 12 volt system transformer do I need to support up to approximately 30 lights?
    1. Evan K
      Evan K
      Hey there Lee,

      The size of the transformer you'd need would ultimately be dependent on the total combined wattage of all the LED lights you will use. With that amount of lights, you will ATLEAST need a 150W transformer - possibly a 300W depending on the actual power consumption. Also, when deciding, keep in mind that we always recommend no more than 80% of a unit's maximum capacity be consumed as well.
      Sep 3, 2019
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  20. Evan K
    Evan K David DiTullio
    Hey David,

    I'm going to go ahead and direct message you through 'conversations' so that I can fit more characters in my response (the profile posts are different from private conversations or public forum posts). Also, for the best feedback, its usually best to post in the main area of the forum and maybe attach a single photo of your house from a distance!