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12V 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.
Overall rating:
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(18 reviews) 18
Open Ratings Snapshot
94%of customersrecommend this product16 of 17reviews
Rating Breakdown 18 reviews
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94%of customersrecommend this product16 of 17reviews
Customer questions and answers:
1 Question | 4 Answers
Customer reviews for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
Review 1 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
jsail
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 2 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
NOVAGeezer
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
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
Anonymous
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
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
Rick
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!
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 5 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
CRAIG
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
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 6 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
Roman
from Allen
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Good product

PostedDecember 10, 2013
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Running month without issues. Works fine even in low temperature.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Well Made, Fast / Speed
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Review 7 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
Beaver
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
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 8 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
Handyman101

They work perfectly !!

PostedSeptember 25, 2013
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Easy install, all you have to do is set it and forget it.
Pros: Functional, Well Made, Lots of Features, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
Cons: none
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Review 9 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
vick
from Islamorada, FL, USA
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

this worked out great for my 12 volt led lights I used on my out side deck area. Easy to hook up and I like the options

PostedAugust 21, 2013
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Nice easy to set up and the options to shut off at different amount of hours after sunset is the best feature. Love it !
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Well Made, Unique, High Quality of Material, Eco-Friendly, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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Review 10 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
Bill
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
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 11 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
Josh
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
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 12 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
Takopoke
from Nevada, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Works fine.

PostedJuly 8, 2013
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Works fine,looks nice,and weatherproof. Already been tested in severe thunderstorms and still workin!
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Review 13 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
Charles
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 14 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
none

product was what was needed

PostedJune 14, 2013
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outstanding performance this is what I needed to operate outside lighting
Pros: Functional
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Review 15 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
CPFB
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
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Review 16 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
rich
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
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Review 17 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
Janice
from Az
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:Other

4 units went bad

PostedApril 29, 2013
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No, I do not recommend this product.
I have 4 transformers. They all went "bad" around the same time. One of them still works but the switch has a short in it. They lasted 5 to 6 years, they were exposed to Arizona weather but they should have lasted longer.
Cons: service life
-4points
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Review 18 for 12V Low Voltage 100 Watt Transformer
JoeUser

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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