On / Off Cycle

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  1. Race

    Race New Member

    Jul 20, 2020
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    Requesting some possible remedies or suggestions on why my VOLT landscape lighting in the front of our house continues to go through on and off cycles.

    Here's the problem: System will turn on around sunset and will stay on for 3-4 minutes and then turn off. The lights will turn on again in a couple of minutes and will continue to go through the cycle over and over. At first, I thought it may be due to the photocell getting confused at sunset but I noticed that it will also cycle like this at 11 pm.

    This is a new setup for my recent purchase of the VOLT Landscape Lighting 6-spotlight Brass LED Starter Kit.

    This includes:
    - 1 x VOLT 100-Watt Easy Mount Transformer
    - 6 x VOLT Premium Brass Spotlights with MR-16 Bulbs - each rated at 3 watts
    - 2 x Volt Low-Voltage Hubs

    I have not yet trimmed the wires coming from each light to the hubs but I don't believe that should be the issue. I also have the VOLT 150-watt transformer LED Starter Kit with 15 lights in the backyard and do not have this problem.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Evan K

    Evan K Online Liaison Staff Member

    Jul 27, 2018
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    If you set the transformer to 'ON' from the digital button, and the transformer stays on, this would indicate that the issue is likely not a wire connection or short in a fixture.

    It sounds like light interference may be an issue causing the light-sensing photocell to act up - what with how the system stays ON for a few minutes before shutting off (the typical time frame for a photocell's responsiveness).

    Do you by chance have any spotlight fixtures pointed directly at the transformer, path lights directly in the vicinity or perhaps an outdoor flood/security light near the transformer?

    If you wanted to call our customer support, we can troubleshoot with you quickly and easily over the phone as well: (813) 978-3700