12VAC to DC converter for LED light strips

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Old 02-17-14, 11:50 AM
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12VAC to DC converter for LED light strips

I have a 300W 12VAC outdoor lighting power supply that's just sitting there not getting much use do to the high cost of adding more lawn/patio lights. Is there an off the shelf converter (full wave rectifier) I can buy to power some 12V DC lights such as LED strips?
 
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Old 02-17-14, 11:54 AM
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Outdoor low voltage AC lighting transformers are generally not approved for indoor use.
 
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Old 02-17-14, 02:30 PM
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This is all for outdoor. The LED strips are waterproof. I'm not running any low voltage inside any walls or ceilings - I know there are code issues with that. Are there any restrictions from bringing it up on fence posts and up the side of the house?

I have low voltage up the side of the house for LED lights around the patio, but it's on its own waterproof power supply plugged into a covered AC outlet. Not 100% sure on code there. My outdoor speakers are the same way.

I'd like to incorporate the 300 watt 12VAC power.
 
 

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