What are landscape lighting transformers?

Outdoor lighting is an investment. Designed for easy installation and consistent performance and longevity, Kings Outdoor Lighting transformers are the best on the market, and the ideal choice for a low voltage outdoor lighting system.

Every landscape lighting system has a transformer at the center of it. The current is converted to a low voltages between 12 and 15 VAC. How well the transformer controls the voltage output and how much energy is used in the process is determined by the efficiency of this conversion.

All Kings Outdoor Lighting transformers come backed by a manufacturer's 100 percent refund guarantee, which means you'll get a high quality product. They all feature, timer and photocell receptacles and magnetic secondary circuit breakers for  each 300W common circuit. Some of them have weatherproof stainless steel cabinets.

Landscape transformers come in a wide range of wattages. They are related to the number of light fixtures installed in your facility. Some of the units are 40, 60 and 120 watt, while others are 300, 400 or 600 watt.

They have either a plug for your own controls or a 24 hour timer that can be used to increase the automation of the lighting at your facility or house. The transformer can be set to on and off for the supply of power to the light fixture, or you can use your own control.

Features and choices that are more advanced:

There are three basic types of landscape transformers, such as single-phase to ground, three-phase to ground, and four-phase to ground. There are two phases in this circuit and it uses a single wire to connect the two phases together. You should always consider the connection of the lights during their installation process.

When it comes to wire, the three-phase system is the best. It provides an easy way of converting from three-phase to single-phase and vice versa. Three-phase is connected by three wires and four-phase is connected by three wires to the ground. The creation of short circuits should be prevented by identifying the wires.

Please be sure to ask if your supplier or technical personnel have instructions on how to install the equipment. These transformers are designed to run multiple sets of fixtures at the same time, which makes them an excellent answer to your outdoor lighting needs.

The landscape transformer has a lower heat dissipation rating, which means it's ideal for energy efficiency. You can be sure that you will save money on your electricity bills.

When is a landscape lighting transformer used?

You cannot just run wire and plug in regular fixtures if you want to install a different landscape light fixture. Landscape lighting transformers are always required to use landscape lights or select other electrical equipment at home or on their facility.

The power supplied at your  home is going to be 120vac or 120 volts of alternating current. At your facility it may be more than 120 volts yet the light fixtures only require 8-12 of dc or direct current volts. The work of the transformers is evident in stepping down the high input voltage to provide a low output voltage that can enable you to utilize low voltage gadgets. The transformers are vital in allowing you to run more than one set of lights at any given moment.

The landscape lighting transformer provides a central place to manage all the lights, making it easy to control them. If you choose this option, you won't have to turn on various switches for the light fixture. It can be annoying to have to turn on different lights manually in the rainy weather. The landscape transformers can allow you to turn on all the lights at the same time.

The reduction of shock hazard on a facility is dependent on the earthing component of the transformers. This is not to say you should not be careful, you can still easily get shocked if not being safe.

How do I figure out how big a transformer I need?

The transformer size that you require is dependent on the total wattage required on your facility and not the dimensions. The wattage is predicted by the total number of light fixtures installed.  The more lights there are, the bigger the transformer is.

For example, if you intend to use 30 lights each consuming 5 watts, the total wattage required is 300. It is recommended to add 20% spare capacity. Therefore, a transformer that can produce a 360-watt output or slightly above would be the best option.

The transformer size is determined by the power load you have.

20 fixtures x 5 watts each = 100watts.

This is where choosing low voltage led light fixtures can be more energy efficient as they use less watts over other light sources. This will also reduce the size of transformer you need.


Our mission is to provide you with professional grade landscape lighting solutions that are cost effective and energy efficient, and designed to last a lifetime. We offer a wide variety of quality lighting products that are backed by our lifetime warranty. We are offering some of the best outdoor lighting products for your home or business.

We offer products like Transformers, step lights,  Spot lights, Path lights, and more. We are focused on making your life easier with landscape lighting. We are here to help you create a perfect environment with our high-quality outdoor lighting systems.

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