Low Voltage Lighting questions


Old 10-22-13, 12:37 PM
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Low Voltage Lighting questions

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I have 6 outdoor low voltage lights which use the 12v bulbs found in most vehicle lights and generate 20 W . I was thinking about replacing them with LED's which consume a lot less electricity but someone told me that it may damage my transformer with the lower output. What is the truth please?
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Old 10-22-13, 12:53 PM
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Hi and welcome to the forums.

I moved you to your very own thread as you had posted in a thread that was regarding 120v outdoor lighting.

It will not hurt the transformer if you don't have a heavy load or any load at all on it.

The only problem putting LED lights on that transformer is the voltage coming out of the transformer with minimal load might be upwards of 15 volts or better.

Also.... make sure the LED's you use can run on AC voltage.... since that's what is coming out of the transformer.
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