By Sarah from Santa Clara, CA on September 9, 2012
Does the MR11-242 fixture meet title 24 requirements?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on September 10, 2012
Answer:Sarah - No, it does not
By Cort Wyss from Phoenix, AZ on December 30, 2012
I would like to install 4-6 NM242's in the hollow alumawood rafters of my pergola which measure 6.5" x 2".
I see that you recommend that all the fixtures be within 36" of the transformer but my application would be to have them spaced up to 4' apart with the further one as far as 15 feet from the transformer. Will this work? What gauge wire should I use?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on January 1, 2013
The reason that we recommend placing the fixtures that close is to avoid a problem known as voltage drop. When you have long runs of wire, sometimes the voltage drops significantly by the time it reaches the fixture. This causes the lights to appear dimmer than normal. By keeping within a short distance, this problem can be avoided.
If you have one fixture 15 feet away, then you will likely have very uneven lighting among the light fixtures. The light farthest away from the transformer will appear significantly dimmer than the lights 4 feet away.
By Tom from Pegasus Lighting on January 2, 2013
My best recommendation is that you use a small 60-watt electronic transformer (e.g., PLVT-60N found on this page: http://www.pegasuslighting.com/electronic-low-voltage-transformer-60w-12v-plvt60n.html) for each of the recessed downlights, that you house each transformer and all of its wire connections in its own junction box, and that you power the transformers by running Romex cable from one j-box to the next. Also, since these downlights are intended to be used indoors, it is be very important to make certain that the pergola is designed so that water can NOT get into the downlights or the junction boxes.
By Luke from Maine on October 24, 2012
I want to use a magnetic transformer remotely. I have a 150-watt one, can I use it?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 25, 2012
Answer:Yes, you can use a magnetic transformer to power these lights.