Many technical terminologies can be confused for those who are just beginning to learn about landscape lighting. One such key term is “transformer,” which is used to convert electricity from one voltage or current level to another. To help you make sense of it all, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions about landscape lighting transformers.
Do You Need a Special Transformer for LED Landscape Lights?
The transformers used for landscape lighting are called landscape lighting transformers. They are available in the market for many years.
When installing landscape lighting kits, you’ll need a low voltage transformer to reduce the 120-volt output from your house electrical system to the 12 volts used by your lighting fixtures. To determine how many and what type of low-voltage lights you’ll need for your project, you should first know how many and specific lights you plan to use.
What Size Transformer Do Your Need for Landscape Lighting?
To connect 12 landscape path lights to a small transformer, and the lights utilize 2 watts per volt, 4 volts per ampere, and 20 watts per halogen equivalent light output power each, you would want a 120-watt transformer.
12 lights × 4-voltage amps = 48 voltage amps
The wattage of the transformer must match the wattage of the product that will be plugged into it. So, when you want to connect 20 landscape lights to a low voltage transformer, and each light requires 35-watt, you will need a 300-watt transformer.
When it comes to landscape lighting transformer, you’ll want to think about a few things. While it’s easy to start the installation process by considering your home’s specific needs and desires, you will also need to assess safety and maintenance.
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