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Old 09-22-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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I have a low voltage landscape lighting system that uses 12 VAC with halogen lamps. I would like to switch to LED lamps in the existing fixtures. All the LED lamps I have seen are for DC voltage. Is there any easy way to use them in my 12 VAC system?


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I have already repaced ALL lamps with LED. They all came from:


I am EXTREMELY happy with the results, in all ways. Best advice I can give is to pay attention to light "color". I have found "warm white" to be best results. Try a couple different types and see with which you are happiest.

I have had NO failures in three years. I have dozens of fixtures, four 50W transformers, and use less than 50watts total, based on readings from a killawatt meter. Voltage drops on long wire runs are no longer a concern.
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