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Old 03-23-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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DIY low-voltage landscape lighting??

I am planning to install outdoor low-voltage landscape lighting but am trying to figure out the most economical way to do it.

While the lights will be outside I am not planning on utilizing any photo-eyes or timers, I want to have the lights switched and as a result I do not need to have the transformer mounted outside. I would like to buy an inexpensive 12v, AC transformer, mount it in my crawl space, tie it in to an interior switch and run low voltage cable out of my crawl vent into the landscape. Is this a wise move assuming that I go with a UL listed transformer with the right amount of output or do I NEED an expensive outdoor lighting transformer?

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Old 03-23-2010, 05:36 PM   #2
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As long as the transformer is sized for the watts needed for the lamps you are using you will be fine with this approach.
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