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  • Minimum watts: 2.5
  • Maximum watts: 60
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60 Watt - 12 Volt - Hardwire - Electronic Transformer - Low Wattage Start - Lightech

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60 Watt - 12 Volt - Hardwire - Electronic Transformer - Low Wattage Start - Lightech

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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.

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Product Reviews
60 Watt - 12 Volt - Hardwire - Electronic Transformer - Low Wattage Start - Lightech
5 Stars based on 2 Review(s)
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good product
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.

Corey Cavalier
Raleigh, NC
5 Stars
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.

Questions & Answers
By Larry from Yorba Linda, CA on January 25, 2015
Is it possible to use 1 transformer to run 3 separate indoor pendant lights within 6' of wire-length of each other where each fixture contains 1 dimmable LED MR16 bulb of about 5.5W? I'd put the transformer in the 1st fixture, then use low voltage wiring from fixture 1 to fixtures 2 and 3. Each fixture currently has its own transformer, but that's because they were designed for 60W halogen bulbs.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on January 26, 2015


I would suggest consulting an electrician to make sure your wiring is up to code. To answer your question, yes, it's possible to wire the pendants that way. It's similar to how puck lights are wired in under cabinet lighting applications.
By Tess from Providence, RI on January 26, 2015

From a voltage and current standpoint it will work fine. I'm set up just like you with 4 lamps and 1 transformer. Of course it will now no longer be able to accept halogens because there is not enough power. Just stick with LEDs.

Your main issue may be in the dimming. I switched to LED and have not been able to get smooth dimming out of them, they operate erratically at various settings of the dimmer. I tried 5 different dimmers. I didn't try different lamps. I'm using Green Creative Titanium LED Series 2.0 model MR16-GU5.3-6.5W-38-3000K lamps. Other LED lamp brands may behave differently, I just got tired of trying to make them dim properly and replaced the dimmer with an on/off switch. They work fine but are awfully bright.
By Kirk from Windham, VT on January 27, 2015

Yes, I have done this before. One thing to be aware of is that some transformers require a minimum load to switch on/off properly. I think the 3 bulbs at 5.5 watts will give you this min load rating.

By Paul from Mentor, Ohio on September 9, 2014
Can this transformer be used to power LED outdoor hardscape lights that are specified to be dimmable and run on 8-12VAC (lights draw 2.4 watts each) (transformer would be mounted indoors)?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on September 9, 2014


I would not recommend an electronic transformer for landscape/hardscape lights because generally speaking there is a great distance between the transformer and the lights. This causes an issue known as voltage drop.

Instead I would use a magnetic transformer with either a boost tap or multi-tap feature to compensate for the long runs associated with outdoor lighting.

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

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

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.

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