About our 60 Watt - 12 Volt - Hardwire - Electronic Transformer - Low Wattage Start - Lightech
This 60-watt 12-volt electronic low voltage transformer from Lightech can handle loads as low as 2.5 watts, so lower wattage bulbs can be used. Its safety features include electronic internal resettable protection, auto thermal regulation, auto thermal cut-off, and short circuit protection.
- Uses: used to power 12-volt AC lighting systems.
- Maximum 60 Watts of Load: 60 watts maximum of lighting load. Unlike most magnetic transformers, these electronic transformers can be used to power the maximum wattage. [Caution: Always attach the load to the transformer before connecting the transformer to power.]
- Minimum Load: this transformer features a low wattage start allowing a minimum load down to 2.5 watts. Unless this transformer is powering at least 2.5 watts of lighting load it will not work properly.
- Input: 120 volts AC, 60 Hz, 0.52 amps
- Input Wires: one black and one white 18AWG wire
- Output: 11.7 volts AC, 5 amps [Caution: a standard AC voltmeter cannot measure the output of a high frequency electronic transformer; instead, a special "true RMS" voltmeter must be used.]
- Output Wires: two blue 14AWG wires
- High Voltage: high temperature wire rating
- Dimensions: 1.3in(H) x 0.79in(W) x 2in(L)
- Casing: cast aluminum
- Dimmable: dimmable using a dimmer designed for an electronic transformer. An electronic transformer can sometimes work with a standard incandescent dimmer. However, to ensure that your lighting system works effectively with the greatest dimming range we recommend that you use a dimmer that was specifically designed to control an electronic low voltage transformer. Additionally, using this type of dimmer will diminish the possibility of an audible hum when the dimmer is used especially at low light levels. [Caution: dimmer should always be connected to the input side, 120V side, of a transformer.]
- Power Factor: 0.95
- Electronic Internal Resettable Protection
- Auto Thermal Regulation: yes, automatically acts as overload protection
- Auto Thermal Cut-Off: yes, auto-reset at 125°C. Begins dimming the lamp load proportional to the rise on case temperature above 80°C.
- Short Circuit Protection
- Maximum Case Temperature: 90°C
- Dry Location Use Only
- Color: silver
- UL Recognized in the USA & Canada
- Brand: Lightech
- 3-Year Warranty
- Large Quantity Discount: If you would like us to quote on a large quantity of 60W 12V Electronic Low Voltage Transformers, please call us at our toll-free number or use the online Quotation Request for Large Quantities form. We are always happy to provide you with our best large quantity pricing.
60 Watt - 12 Volt - Hardwire - Electronic Transformer - Low Wattage Start - Lightech
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November 24, 2013
Had one lamp on a three lamp fixture over kitchen table that started acting up, going out and coming back on. Checked for loose wires etc. Then after several months the one lamp stopped working all together. I assumed there was one transformer for all three lights. Turned out each individual light had its own transformer. Replaced the transformer for that light and all was well. The best thing I can say about this transformer is that it saved me from replacing a $300 light fixture. Installed in about 5 minutes. No problems.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Better than the original.
May 14, 2013
Better than the original I replaced. Small and good price too.
By David from Denver, CO on March 23, 2013
Do the hard-wired 120V connections for this transformer need to be inside a junction box like some of your other transformers, and do the 18 AWG wires get spliced with wire nuts directly to the 120V electrical line?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on March 25, 2013
Generally a hardwire transformer needs to be installed in a junction box in order to safely store all of the wire connections.
I would suggest consulting an electrician who is knowledgeable of local codes to help you determine if this is required.
Yes, the wires from the input side can be wired to power using wire nuts.
By Steve from Rhinebeck, NY on March 28, 2013
Can this transformer be used with LED light strips?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on March 28, 2013
It's unlikely that this transformer will work with your LED light strips.
Generally LED light strip requires a constant voltage driver NOT a transformer.
I would recommend checking with the manufacturer for the exact type of power supply needed.
By Gene from Bethesda, MD on April 21, 2014
Can I use this with a 7W MR 16 LED bulb (equivalent to 35 watts)? The transformers I now have seem to have higher minimums than 7W, which I think is what causes the LED bulb to flicker.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on April 22, 2014
Answer:Gene, it depends on what type of power supply your MR16 LED light bulb uses. Some are compatible with AC transformers but some require the use of a DC driver. If your light bulb is for use with AC transformers than this would be a good item since ti can handle the low wattage load.
By Robert Chin from San Francisco, CA on April 22, 2014
Answer:Yes, I am using it with my Soraa 9W mr16 bulbs, which were flickering due to using the non low voltage start version of these transformers, which I switched to since my previous analog ballast was flickering due to overheating in the fixture.
By Allen from San Francisco, CA on January 21, 2014
I'm planning on picking up 2 Nora Xenon low-pro under counter lights which require a transformer. Would it be OK to use one transformer for both lights?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on January 21, 2014
As long as the lights require a 12V transformer and do not exceed 60W, then yes.