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Need voltage drop help

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Rainman7, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. steveparrott

    steveparrott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,276

    Unlike incandescent lamps, LED's (of all manufacturers) maintain a fairly constant color temp throughout their acceptable voltage range.
  2. steveparrott

    steveparrott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,276

    The main reason we widened the voltage range on our LED's was to allow installers to put more fixtures on single wire runs. The savings in wire cost and labor are huge.
  3. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 751

    I was reffering to his 24 volt lamps steve. If they are running warm your led might not match color temp
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  4. LLC RI

    LLC RI LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    I agree with James. You're barking up the wrong tree trying to 'make' a non conforming system compatible indefinitely with new technology that is designed for conventional lighting systems.

    As an upside to this, by converting to standard 12 volt LED, you can now achieve the long distances you need to go without as much worry about voltage drop, as the LED's are not as 'fussy' as halogen bulbs.

    As an aside for all the 'tecchies' out there, IF one were to install an inductive load dimmer ahead of that 24 volt transformer, would the resulting outcome be a lower tap voltage?

  5. Rainman7

    Rainman7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 291

    Well, the unique voltage dehancer supposedly never made it to the shelves. Think I'll just add a transformer and sequencer

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