14 gauge wire

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by eclairagepaysager, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. eclairagepaysager

    eclairagepaysager LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    Anybody using 14 gauge wire?

    My local distributor says it's getting more and more common on jobs... With LED of course.
    And the savings are substantial.

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,830

    Yep. 14 gauge is very common with LED systems as long as you understand the parameters of voltage drop calculations and the limits of wattage requirements. Personally, I tend to over-build my lighting systems for several reasons including the option to revert to halogen/incandescent if the need arises. It hasn't yet, but I'm still in the skeptical stage when it comes to LED even though I haven't installed a halogen system in the last 5 years.
     

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