Converting a line voltage fixture to 12v

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by jbailey52, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey everyone.. its been a while since I posted in this side of the forum... A while back I read a thread about converting a regular line voltage light which we are going to mount on new hardscaping columns into 12v to hook into out transformer... I believe all I need to do it find new 12 bulbs to go in, and use the existing wires to the light correct?

  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do these bulbs come in all or most base sizes? Also can I get them at any box store or are they more of a specialty thing? And what about the ground wire? Do I need to do anything with it?
  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    LV systems don't use a ground after the trans. there are 12v bulbs out there for most bases, but you need to go to bulb websites and find them. good luck.

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