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LOW VOLTAGE
Landscape Lighting
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About Low Voltage Lighting
Low Voltage Lighting
Low voltage outdoor
lights are used to highlight
architectural features and
landscaping details, making
your home and yard safer
and more beautiful at
night. Low voltage lights
can be combined with
solar lights for a complete
landscape lighting system.
Installing a low voltage
lighting system is easy and
makes a great do-it-yourself
project for any homeowner.
It is completely shockless
and safe for use around
children and pets.
The low voltage lighting system consists of three parts:
1. Power Pack (transformer) — supplies the electricity
2. Low voltage cable — transmits the electricity
3. Low voltage lamp — the source of light
The Power Pack plugs into a standard outlet, reducing the regular
household current (120 volts) to a safe 12 volts AC and has an
automatic timer allowing lights to go on and off at preset times.
The cable is a weather-resistant, self-sealing, insulated stranded
copper wire that is available in 16, 14, and 12-gauge sizes. The final
component, the lamp, offers greater economy than a conventional
120-volt lamp.
Advantages
Low Voltage
Brightness
Produces a bright, white pool of light
Light Output
Fixtures produce more usable light
Power Source
12 volt Power Pack plugs into standard receptacle
Ease of Installation
Usually under an hour using standard tools
Energy Efficiency
Costs only pennies a night to operate
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Frequently Asked Questions
Low Voltage
Q. H
ow many lights can I add to my Malibu
System?
A. Add lights as desired
keeping total bulb
wattage at or below the power pack rating.
Q. C
an I mix bulb wattages?
A. Yes. You can have a
variety of bulb wattages,
allowing for flexibility
in your lighting system.
As you add fixtures of
different wattages, be
sure the total watts in
the system does not
exceed the power pack
rating.
Q. W
hat if total bulb wattage exceeds my power pack rating?
A. Malibu offers several power pack models with different wattage
ratings. You could add a second power pack, splitting the load
between 2 power packs, or purchase a power pack with a wattage
rating high enough to handle the entire load.
Q. W
hat type of power receptacle should I plug my power pack into?
A. An outdoor, 120 volt (standard U.S. household current) power outlet
with a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupt) receptacle is required.
This receptacle should also utilize a while-in-use weatherproof cover,
designed to protect the plugs that are in it.
Q. Can
you connect a power pack to an electrical outlet with an
extension cord?
A. No. Extension cords should not be used. Mount the power pack
within 1 foot of a covered outdoor GFCI AC outlet.
Q. Do
I need to bury my low voltage cable?
A. No. Exposed cable is weatherproof and shockless. However, for better
appearance, hide cable with mulch, rocks, etc.
Q. Do
I need to tape or seal the end of the cable?
A. No. Simply straight-cut exposed wire so it is flush with the insulated
covering.
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Choose Fixtures That Suit Your Needs
Downlighting
• Enhances safety
• Place along walkways and steps
• Outline driveways
• Mark garden paths and flower beds
• Accent patios and decks
Uplighting
• Create a focal point
• Highlight small trees and shrubs
• Illuminate fountains and garden statuary
Backlighting
• Enhances security
• Accent trees and bushes
• Illuminate walls and fences
• Light up your home’s exterior
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Installation is Easy
1. Install the Power Pack
• Mount the water resistant Power
Pack outside in accordance with
the instructions.
• Do not use extension cords.
• Install first fixture a minimum of
10 feet from the Power Pack.
2. Install the Cable
• Connect the cable to the
Power Pack.
• Turn on the Power Pack to
ensure that the fixtures are
working as you proceed.
• Lay out the cable according
to your lighting plan.
3. Connect Fixtures to Cable
• Connect the fixtures using the connectors supplied with each fixture.
• For a cleaner look, cover the cable with mulch or soil.
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Choose Your Light Fixtures
New LED Low Voltage Lights
LED lights utilize the most efficient
lighting technology on the market
today. Available in floodlight and
fashion designs for a variety of
applications and tastes.
Premium Cast Metal Lights
Elegant fixture styles are available
in distinctive metal finishes. Some
may include: Architectural Bronze,
Antique Copper, Verde and Black.
Our most durable, heavy duty
lights have a lifetime warranty.
Metal Lights
These fixtures are available in a
wide variety of traditional and
contemporary styles, designed to
fit in any custom lighting system
plan. Available in a variety of
colors and finishes.
Plastic Lights
These dependable, economical outdoor landscape lights are constructed of weather-resistant materials and are safe and easy to install.
Features:
• Energy efficient warm white light
• Use less energy than
standard lights
• LED’s never need replacing
Features:
• Heavy duty, durable metal
construction
• Commercial grade, used by
landscape architects
• Wedge base and halogen bulbs
Features:
• Heavy duty, non-corrosive metal that won’t rust
• Wedge base and halogen bulbs
Features:
• Heavy duty, polymer materials construction
• Energy efficient 4W bulbs
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Applications
Fashion Lights
General use for gardens, shrubs and driveways
Down Lights
Illuminate paths, walkways, low lying ground cover
Markers
Low-profile fixtures to line paths and plant beds
Floodlights
Highlight trees and architectural features
Surface/Deck Lights
Add beauty and safety to decks, walls, steps
and fences
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Choose the Right Power Pack
Determine the Power Pack You Require:
• Choose your fixtures, in any combination, according to your plan.
• Add up the individual bulb wattages of all the fixtures in your system.
• Choose a Power Pack that is large enough for your system. 45, 120, 200,
300, 600 and 900 watt Power Packs are available.
Example:
18
18
watts watts
18
watts
18
watts
20
20
20 20
20
20 300 watt
watts watts wattswatts watts watts Power Pack
NOTE: When necessary, divide large systems into 2 or more smaller systems using additional
Power Packs. In which case, total only the bulb wattages for each fixture within each smaller
systems to determine the correct size Power Pack needed for each smaller system.
Determine Your Cable Size
Use the planning grid on pages 10 and 11 to complete your cable layout
plan. Count or measure the 1/8" scaled blocks to determine the total feet
of cable needed for your lighting systems. Also measure your longest
runs. The chart above will tell you the correct size cable to use, depending
on the length of your runs.
Total Nominal Wattage
of Power Pack
45
120
200
300
600
900
Maximum Recommended Cable Length (feet)
at Full Load
16 Gauge Cable
100
75
Do Not Use
Do Not Use
Do Not Use
Do Not Use
14 Gauge Cable
*
100
75
Do Not Use
Do Not Use
Do Not Use
12 Gauge Cable
*
125
100
75
75 each circuit
75 each circuit
* – cable conductors may not fit in power pack terminals
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Choose Low Voltage Cable
Cable Layout Options:
• After you have determined the location(s) of your Power Pack(s) and fixture
positions, draw lines on your plan to indicate your runs.
• Keep your runs as short as possible by avoiding any unnecessary
backtracking.
• Use the following diagrams to help you draw the most efficient layout for
your lighting plan.
• Use cable connectors (8150-9801-01) to quickly join 2 or more shorter cables,
or change run direction. On runs over 50 feet or when 10 or more lamps are
connected to one line, use 12 gauge cable, which will reduce voltage drop
and produce greater efficiency from the lamps.
A.Series Installation
Most common.
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F
F
F
B. Split the Load
F
F
F
P
un up to the recommended
R
maximum distance in two or more
directions from the Power Pack.
F
F
F
F
F
F
C. Tee Method
llows more even distribution of
A
power to the center of a run or
to a run some distance off, i.e.
across a driveway. Heavier gauge
cable (10 or 12 gauge) or a double
run of cable should be used to
make the tee. All cable to cable
connections should be soldered.
P
F
F
F
F
F
F
D.Split Tee
llows relative uniform
A
distribution of power to both
legs, i.e., to both sides of the yard.
Otherwise, the layout is the same
as B.
F
F
F
F
F
P
F
E. Loop Installation
F
P
llows for relatively uniform light
A
output.*
F
*Polarity note: Please observe cable polarity
when using “loop” installation.
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Make a Lighting Plan
1. Identify the elements and areas you want to light.
2. S elect the proper fixtures, depending upon function and style.
3. Total the wattage of the selected fixtures.
4. S elect a Power Pack based on the total wattage of your fixtures.
5. S elect the length and gauge of cable required for your plan.
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USE THIS GRID TO DRAW YOUR LIGHTING PLAN.
SCALE: 1/8 INCH = 1 SQ. FOOT
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Low Voltage LED Lighting
Lámparas de bajo voltaje LED
LED Lights
Lámparas LED
8406-9111-01
8405-9112-01
Bronce ennegrecido
Cobre deslustrado
1W LED – as
bright as 7 Watt
Incandescent bulb
1W LED – as
bright as 7 Watt
Incandescent bulb
LED de 1 Watt , tan
brillante como una
bombilla incandescente
de 7 Watts
LED de 1 Watt , tan
brillante como una
bombilla incandescente
de 7 Watts
694-699
Oil Rubbed Bronze
694-765
Tarnished Copper
8401-9203-01
8401-9303-01
LED de 1 Watt , tan
brillante como una
bombilla incandescente
de 7 Watts
LED de 2 Watt , tan
brillante como una
bombilla incandescente
de 7 Watts
512-544
Black • Negro
1W LED – as
bright as 7 Watt
Incandescent bulb
513-284
Black • Negro
2W LED – as
bright as 7 Watt
Incandescent bulb
8401-9403-01
8401-9513-01
8401-9613-01
8401-9607-01
LED de 1 Watt , tan
brillante como una
bombilla incandescente
de 7 Watts
LED de 7 Watt , tan
brillante como una
bombilla halógeno
de 20 Watts
LED de 7 Watt , tan
brillante como una
bombilla halógeno
de 20 Watts
LED de 1 Watt , tan
brillante como una
bombilla incandescente
de 10 Watts
515-390
Black • Negro
1W LED – as
bright as 7 Watt
Incandescent bulb
515-452
Black • Negro
7W LED – as
bright as 20 Watt
halogen bulb
515-459
Black • Negro
7W LED – as
bright as 20 Watt
halogen bulb
695-392
Black • Negro
2.5W LED – as
bright as 10 Watt
Incandescent bulb
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Low Voltage Lighting
Iluminación de bajo voltaje
Garden Lights
Lámparas de jardín
8301-9200-01
8302-9200-01
8303-9200-01
8301-9202-01
8301-9204-01
8308-9109-01
8302-9107-01
8307-9100-01
8306-9104-01
8303-9106-01
Latón Envejecido
Cobre Antiguo
Bronce Resistado
Bronce Ennegrecido
320-492
11W
Black • Negro
544-955
18W
Aged Brass
504-138
11W
Copper • Cobre
329-992
18W
Antique Copper
532-729
11W
Sand • Arena
695-722
11W
Weathered Bronze
400-917
7W
Black • Negro
595-996
11W
Oil Rubbed Bronze
8304-9105-01
8308-9103-01
8305-9102-01
8310-9110-01
Verde Cepillado
Latón Envejecido
Cobre Deslustrado
Óxido Oscuro
486-337
11W
Verde
13
283-512
10W
Aged Brass
694-930
7W
Copper Finish
694-501
7W
Dark Rust
515-621
4W
Black • Negro
505-324
11W
Sand • Arena
8301-9114-01
515-646
4W
Black • Negro
Low Voltage Lighting
Iluminación de bajo voltaje
Garden Lights
Lámparas de jardín
8301-9300-01
8303-9300-01
8301-9301-01
Halógeno
Halógeno
Sand • Arena
Halógeno
622-744
20W Halogen
504-676
20W Halogen
Black • Negro
813-543
10W Halogen
Black • Negro
Floodlights
Luces de inundación
8301-9601-01
8302-9605-01
8303-9606-01
8308-9603-01
8301-9604-01
Halógeno
Halógeno
Halógeno
Sand • Arena
Halógeno
Halógeno
545-292
50W Halogen
Black • Negro
695-458
35W Halogen
Antique Copper
107-512
35W Halogen
Cobre Antiguo
8301-9602-01
101-111
20W Halogen
Halógeno
Black • Negro
8301-9608-01
515-626
4W
Black • Negro
695-161
20W Halogen
Aged Brass
545-768
20W Halogen
Black • Negro
Bronce Envejecido
8301-9500-01
8303-9500-01
8301-9501-01
Halógeno
Halógeno
Sand • Arena
Halógeno
127-422
35W Halogen
Black • Negro
931-984
35W Halogen
796-119
20W Halogen
Black • Negro
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Low Voltage Lighting
Iluminación de bajo voltaje
Deck Lights
Lámparas para terraza
8301-9400-01
276-609
7W
Black • Negro
8302-9400-01
487-029
7W
Copper • Cobre
8300-9401-01
598-986
7W
Copper, Black
Cobre, Negro
Sets & Kits
Conjuntos y kit
8400-9906-06
8400-9905-06
8300-9901-06
Transformador
Transformador
Transformador
Black • Negro
Bronce Ennegrecido
Black • Negro
Cobre Deslustrado
Black • Negro
695-689
1W, 2.5W,
40W Power Pack
Oil Rubbed Bronze
8308-9903-01
693-313
10W, 20W,
150W Power Pack
Transformador
Aged Brass • Latón Envejecido
15
690-244
1W, 2.5W,
40W Power Pack
Tarnished Copper
8301-9900-04
117-424
50W,
300W Power Pack
Transformador
Black • Negro
694-204
7W, 20W,
150W Power Pack
8301-9908-10
516-157
4W,
45W Power Pack
Transformador
Black • Negro
Extras
Excesos
Sets & Kits
Conjuntos y kit
8301-9904-04
8301-9902-08
8301-9907-08
Transformador
Black • Negro
Transformador
Black • Negro
Transformador
Black • Negro
501-504
20W,
121W Power Pack
695-557
20W,
200W Power Pack
696-250
7W, 20W
150W Power Pack
Power Packs
Transformadores
8100-9045-01
8100-9120-01
244-227
45W
Black • Negro
8100-0200-01
843-007
120W
Black • Negro
AM/PM
LED Indicators
Indicadores
LED AM/PM
Up/Down Buttons
Botones Arriba / Abajo
843-054
200W
Black • Negro
Test Photo Eye
Probar Fotocelda
Clock Display
Mostrar Reloj
Clock Set
Function
Función de
Ajustar el Reloj
ON at Dusk, OFF after
4, 6, 8 or 10 Hours
Encender en el
Crepúsculo, Apagar
Después de
4, 6, 8 o 10 Horas
Timer
Function
Función de
Temporizador
8100-9300-01
455-612
300W
Black • Negro
Dusk-to-Dawn Photo
Eye Control
Control Automático
con Fotocelda del
Crepúsculo al Amanecer
Programmed Time
Settings Using
TIMED ON / TIMED OFF
Ajustes Programados
del Tiempo Usando
TIMED ON / TIMED OFF
8100-9600-01
807-764
600W
Black • Negro
ON at Dusk, OFF at
set TIMED OFF
Encender en el Crepúsculo,
Apagar en el TIMED OFF
Programada
8100-9900-01
442-972
900W
Black • Negro
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