Steve, I guess I should have been a little more clear. There are only about 4 low voltage transformer manufacturers out there. They make a multitude of transformers for many "lighting manufacturers". I believe that MDL makes most of them, (I don't know this for fact). I'm pretty sure that they make transformers for Kichler, Hadco, Vista, FXL, Escort and even Cast. I'm also sure there are many more that I didn't include. There all basically the same transformer with little differences here and there, but the guts (windings) are pretty much the same. I'm with you on fused transformers. Nightscaping has made people think that fuses are the only way to go. If that were true, I would yank out the breaker panel in my house today. Wire leads? That's worse than fuses. There are some of those out there as well. Unique comes to mind as well as FPL and Acme. When I see these transformers out there, I recommend to the client that they be changed. I will not even work on them and don't suggest anyone else work on them either. The only problem I have seen with a "professional" transformer, is in the installation. If a transformer is not installed properly, and the system is not installed properly, the transformer can have problems. I have not (in my experience) seen a transformer "melt" when installed and hooked up properly.