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Outdoor Lighting Transformer Buying Guide


Most outdoor landscape lighting requires a transformer to convert your 120-volt household current to 12-volt, and picking which wattage you need can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be. Glance over our comparison chart, find your transformer and then read our guide to see which transformer is right for your application.


Model 0150BK 0075WSS 0150SS 0300SS 0600SS 0900SS
  Hinkley Lighting Standard Series 150 Watt Transformer With Composite Cabinet Hinkley Lighting Pro-Series 75 Watt Transformer With Stainless Steel Cabinet Hinkley Lighting Pro-Series 150 Watt Transformer With Stainless Steel Cabinet Hinkley Lighting Pro-Series 300 Watt Transformer With Stainless Steel Cabinet Hinkley Lighting Pro-Series 600 Watt Transformer With Stainless Steel Cabinet Hinkley Lighting Pro-Series 900 Watt Transformer With Stainless Steel Cabinet
 

Standard Transformer

Pro-Series Transformers

Material

Composite Resin

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Wattage

150

75

150

300

600

900

12v-15v Multi-Tap

12v only

12v + 15v only

12v + 15v only

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic Timer (4H, 6H, 8H)

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Modular Timer Available

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Photocell

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Modular Photocell Available

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto On/Off Switch

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

3' Line Cord

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bottom Plate

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Thermal Cut-off Primary Side

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Thermal Reset Secondary

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Magnetic Reset Secondary

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Standard Terminal Block

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

High Capacity Terminal Block

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

10-Year Warranty

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Lifetime Warranty

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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