Hey, so what's the drawback to installing a 24v system (e.g. Unique's new line)? I'm trying to figure out; if it's so great then why haven't we been using 24v all along? Below is an excerpt from an email I got from Unique recently. It's something I've been considering for a long time. It does seem to make sense what they are saying. I am just trying to look at both sides of the issue before I really consider installing one. I'm sure the idea of 24v has been discussed quite a lot here in this forum already. But I just wanted to specifically talk about the drawbacks. What are some reasons someone might not want to use 24v? Here's the excerpt; Have you discovered the advantages of a 24 volt system; half the voltage drop and half the amperage? This method combines design flexibility with efficiency, reduced material cost, labor reduction and energy savings. A fact of low voltage lighting is that when you compensate for voltage drop, your power consumption increases. For instance on a 12 volt system, 100 watts of light bulb wattage at 100' on 12/2 cable will in essence pull 123 watts of electrical power. The same 100 watts on a 24 volt system will pull 106 watts! This is just wasted watts! .