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What size 12 volt system transformer do I need to support up to approximately 30 lights?
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.
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also will a 150 watt slim line transformer accommodate 6 well/spot lights and 6 (6in) hardscape wall lights?
Want to do lighting project around pool. One side of pool has all natural stone rocks. I was thinking either well lights or Fat Boy spots?
A low-profile option would be (2) Salty Dog Integrated Well Lights. Exactly what to use and how to use it really depends on the effect you are trying to achieve and your personal budget. If you had any further product or installation related questions be sure to let me know! (2/2)
With a tree of that size, for lighting from the base, you could consider using one Infiniti 60 spotlight on either side of the trunk (the 3rd generation offers slightly higher lumen output but, the G4s could also work). You could also consider using (2) 12V 10W LED floodlights at the base; the powerful, widespread light outputs would do well to illuminate both the trunk and the wide canopy. (1/2)
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If you need more help troubleshooting, please let me know! Or, if you ultimately determine what the issue is, be sure to call in to our support team so that we can quickly get you taken care of! (3/3)
Be sure to double check the wire connections on these lights, and check the voltage readings if possible (with your voltmeter set to AC for alternating current you should get anywhere from 11-15V). If the connections and voltage readings check out fine, I would then recommend swapping out a light bulb from a working fixture if possible to determine if it is either your light bulbs or the fixtures themselves. (2/3)
I'm sorry for any troubles that you may be experiencing with your system. I myself am more than happy to help troubleshoot or, you could also contact our customer support line directly if you would prefer to speak over the telephone.
If the lights which aren't working are all on the same wire run, it may be the result of a faulty connection, damaged wire, or a lack of power. (1/3)
2 lights work, 6 don't. Same Transformer. What's up?
For runs up to 250-feet, we would recommend using 10-gauge (10/2). If you think you may exceed the 250 threshold, then we would recommend using (8/2). If trying to use 12/2 at that distance, you are likely to experience voltage loss on the run.
Longest run of 12/2 wire from 300W transformer to last fixture will roughly be 250'. will this be too long of run?
Given the standard Inside Diameter of 3/4" PVC conduit, you should indeed be able to fit two strands of 10/2 cable for running under your driveway.
Can a 3/4" PVC pipe (under my driveway) accommodate two 10-2 wires for separate runs?
Yes, it's pretty easy. Get a single pole switch and a box from HD. Cut one of the wires and hook the ends up on either side of the switch. I put a bright downlight over a BBQ grill in an outdoor cabana. When dinner was ready the customer could turn off the light.
Is it possible to install a switch between the transformer and lights for more specific control??
Planning to light up a pavilion. It has redwood covered posts. Using up/down sconce but concerned wiring exposed. Any suggestions.
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