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Old 09-22-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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Low voltage landscape lighting

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?
My electrical answers are based on 2014 NEC, you may have local amendments.

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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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