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12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer

Hampton Bay power packs provide convenient features and flexibility to design simple or more elaborate landscape lighting designs. This power pack includes a photocell and digital timer which eliminates the need for manual time adjustment every season. ON-time can be set for 4, 6 or 8 hours after dusk.
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92%of customersrecommend this product23 of 25reviews
Rating Breakdown 26 reviews
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92%of customersrecommend this product23 of 25reviews
Customer questions and answers:
3 Questions | 5 Answers
Customer reviews for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
Review 1 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Indianola IA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Just the right size

PostedAugust 26, 2014
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I have this transformer connected to 10 LED Lights at total of about 30 watts. This was just the size I needed with some room to spare if I add on more LEDs.
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Review 2 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Raleigh, NC
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

good replacement for Malibu transformer

PostedDecember 14, 2014
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This was a direct replacement for my Malibu transformer. Easy install and works great.
Pros: Functional, Good Size & Weight
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Review 3 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from florida
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

seems very sturdy, easy to install and is working great

PostedDecember 10, 2014
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seems very well built, easy to install and works great
Pros: Functional, Well Made, Looks Great, Nice Design
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Review 4 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Downingtown, PA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Couldn't Even Use it

PostedNovember 17, 2014
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No, I do not recommend this product.
Looks like it could be a good unit and the reviews seemed generally positive. Unfortunately I never got to use it as one of the screws to connect the wires was stripped and it couldn't be tightened. I would be concerned with their quality control. I ended up returning it and buying another unit.
Pros: reasonably priced
Cons: quality control
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Review 5 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Replacement Outdoor Lighting Transformer

PostedOctober 7, 2014
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Easy to install and works well. We will see how well it stands up to the environment at the beach house.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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Review 6 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Fairfax County, VA, USA
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Count the Watts

PostedFebruary 9, 2013
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There's no place you can find this out, but with my Watt-meter I measure the following:
It draws 1 watt when it's turned off.
It draws 1 watt plus the wattage of the fixtures.
It draws 4 additional watts if the photocell function or the timer is engaged (whether the fixtures are on or off).
That qualifies it as a zombie, but not a big one.
It's not different from other photocells or timers.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Lots of Features, Good Size & Weight
+7points
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Review 7 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Milton, GA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Compact and easy to install.

PostedSeptember 23, 2014
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Good value. We are waiting to see if it lasts past the duration of its warranty, unlike the Malibu product that failed after 15 months..
Pros: Good Size & Weight
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Review 8 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Tallahassee, FL, USA
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Excellent replacement for inferior original equipment (Malibu transformer). Much, much better and a breeze to install.

PostedJanuary 24, 2012
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This is an excellent replacement for Malibu electronic transformers that should have never been sold in the first place. Easily installs and works like a charm. Bravo!
+6points
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Review 9 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from plymouth, mi
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great Product With Lots of Built In Features

PostedJune 10, 2014
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All that's required is to connect two wires, plug it in and turn the switch to select mode of operation(dusk to dawn, 6 hour, 8 hour, etc).
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Lots of Features, Good Size & Weight
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Review 10 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from El Paso, TX, USA

A great replacement!

PostedApril 29, 2014
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I replaced a burned out transformer with the Hampton Bay unit. I have had much better luck with Hampton Bay outdoor lighting products than others. So far so good.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Well Made
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Review 11 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Staten Island NY
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Solid Landscaping Lighting Transformer

PostedAugust 21, 2013
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This is a solid, compact, simple 12 volt transformer for landscaping lighting. Connection is simple. The control and "electric eye" for automated on/off functions are under a plastic cover. There are several positions to select from, depending on how long the lights should remain on, etc.
This is 100 watts, which should drive upward of 20 lights IF they are of the more recent LED variety.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Well Made
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Review 12 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Edgewater, MD, USA
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

DEPENDABLE AND EASY TO INSTALL

PostedAugust 22, 2013
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I HAVE BEEN USING THESE FOR OVER 4YEARS. I KEEP ADDING MORE OUTDOOR LIGHTING AND HAVE FOUND THIS PRODUCT THE BEST TO USE FOR TIMING FUNCTIONS AND RELIABILITY.
Pros: Well Made, Looks Great
+1point
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Review 13 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Texas
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:Other

Good replacement product

PostedAugust 5, 2013
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This was a replacement of an original transformer bought 1 year ago. The only problem was the connectors were not the same. After some additional electrical connectors were added, we were able to hook this transformer up to the original lights.
Pros: Functional
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Review 14 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Atlanta, GA, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

So far so good!

PostedMay 31, 2013
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Had to replace an old Malibu transformer that looked EXACTLY like this one. The old one was only 88W and this one is 100W so the lights are BRIGHT!
I hope it lasts !!
Good price for what it does.
Pros: Functional, Lots of Features, Very Bright
+1point
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Review 15 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer

Worked as expected. Lowest price I could find on this wattage of outside timer/photocell transformer.

PostedMarch 12, 2013
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Worked as expected. Lowest price I could find on this wattage of outside timer/photocell transformer. Seemed to be constructed better than the original one it replaced.
Pros: Well Made
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Review 16 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Nevada, USA
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great replacement transformer.

PostedJanuary 30, 2013
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Was pleasantly surprised to find a replacement transformer that was available that was not more costly than the original pathway set. Had to call technical support to learn about how to get the auto control to get the lights working.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Well Made, Nice Design
+1point
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Review 17 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Pittsburgh
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great Transformer

PostedJanuary 29, 2013
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was using one of these for 14 lights without an issue. the back lights were just a bit dimmer than the front lights so i hooked this one up to the back 7 lights and now every light is bright and works greats.
definitely recommend.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Well Made, Looks Great
+1point
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Review 18 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from Fair Oaks, CA, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Features are flexible w/ quality built in

PostedJanuary 10, 2014
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this unit is connect away from any buildings and close to a fountain utilizing the sensor and hours. Supports two long runs of wire and lights up and down a private access drive way. This is my second one with additional power to eliminate any drop over the longer runs.
Pros: Functional, Well Made, High Quality of Material
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Review 19 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from New Jersey, USA
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Other

Excellent replacement for 25-year old unit that died.

PostedSeptember 4, 2012
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This unit has more power, controls which are more flexible and more accessible and are better protected. Installation was a snap.
Pros: High Quality of Material, Functional, Well Made, Nice Design
+1point
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Review 20 for 12-Volt Low Voltage 100-Watt Transformer
from mars pa
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

overall great experience, great price, great quality so far.

PostedJuly 31, 2012
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just installed it works great ! Time will tell. great price , speedy delivery, great experience!
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, High Quality of Material, Lots of Features, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
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