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Troubleshooting Outside Lighting

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Billyf2k, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. Billyf2k

    Billyf2k LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    My outside lights are low voltage. After working perfectly for 2+ years several of the lights in 6 fixtures toward the end of a circuit do not light. There is power since the fixtures nearer the transformer all work.
    My initial thought is the wire-line has been cut, although they're buried well below the surface. Before digging-up the lawn any other troubleshooting suggestions?

    Many thanks in advance for any help.

  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    there is more than likelly a connection problem. check the viltage at the first light that does not work. If you do not have current there, then the problem is either in the connection at that light or at the light before it.

    Dig up the wire where the light connects. Check for power in the wires feeding that light. That will tell you wether it is the connection at that light or the one brfore it.

    this is the number one problem i see. Especially if poorly installed.
  3. Billyf2k

    Billyf2k LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Yardpro, many thanks for the tip. I'll give that a try.

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