The transformer is the box that provides power for the whole lighting system. The wiring is pretty straightforward in a smaller lighting system. But depending on the size of the transformer, there can be multiple terminal blocks and multiple commons. In the world of low voltage landscape lighting, LED lamps have also become prevalent. In fact, they have allowed us to create larger lighting systems, often, without the need for larger transformers. In addition, LED lamps will turn on at both higher and lower voltages without having their brightness affected like old school halogen lamps would.
A photocell is a light sensor. It senses sunlight to determine when the lights should turn on and off. While photocells come in various shapes and sizes, the operate the same way: they sense when it's getting dark outside and turn your system on once it's dark enough. A photocell is a great way to ensure that your lights will turn on at sunset. Mechanical timers also work best when mounted in a non lit area.
We offer many replacement bulbs for our low voltage lighting fixtures. Our bulbs are specifically designed for landscape lighting and are encapsulated to help keep moisture away from the LED diodes. They feature slots on the capsule to help draw heat away and increase the lamp's lifespan.
Give us a call with if you have questions regarding a low voltage installation or trouble shooting problem. 866-781-5033