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How do I connect low voltage outdoor lighting to home electrical?

Asked by pallen123 (1510 points ) July 11th, 2010

What’s the best way to connect low voltage wiring to my home electricity? I don’t have any outdoor power outlets.

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LuckyGuy's avatar

The best way is to install an outside outlet with a GFI so you have some place where you can plug in the transformer. You can put the outlet near an existing indoor outlet.
But that is not what you are really asking is it?
Many people just run an extension cord from a convenient spot – but that does not meet code. .

ETpro's avatar

It’s a safe and easy project for even the beginning do-it-yourselfer. Being it is low voltage, it’s safe to handle. There is a lot to tell, so I just looked up a good source. Click the tabs at the top of the page, and follow the links to overview, selecting the lignthing, etc.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@worriedguy has this correct. Make sure the transformer is connected to a GFCI protected AC circuit and also that the wires to the lights are rated for underground feed and preferably enclosed in a conduit.

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