- Model# DM-LV-216
- Brand: Dabmar
- Height: 23.875"
- Width: 10"
- Shade: 5" H x 3" W
- Material: Powder Coated Cast Aluminum
- Lamping: 20W 12V JC type (included)
An exaggerated hook-shaped body and charming floral head create an eye-catching appearance to this Dabmar path light. Featuring elegant curves and charming details, this budget-friendly outdoor light fixture also features your choice of finishes and an optional leaf if desired. No Lens, Open lamp. Comes with a riser and ground spike. 23.875" overall height, not accounting for the spike length.
Questions and Answers
I recently purchased an existing home. It currently has, in some disrepair, an
existing line voltage system. It is my desire to change a few of the fixtures
from uplights to pathway lights. Then, because I'd like to extend my light
coverage, I'd like to add the more economical low voltage pathway lights. I'd
like both the line and low voltage pathway lights to match.
Here are a few pathway models I may be interested in:
Sea Gull SC-92055
Please let me know if any of the above are offered in both line and low voltage.
May 15, 2011
Now, you mentioned that there are existing line voltage lights that you would like to replace with low voltage lights. This is a great move, considering low voltage lights are more energy efficient and will also save you money in the long run. For even more savings, you can choose LED path lights. The LED pathlights may be more expensive, but taking into account the money you will save over time, the lights will pay for themselves. For either low voltage or LED, you will need a transformer. The wattage of the transformer will depend on the number of lights you will be installing and what the total wattage of those lights will be.
For example, if you have 6 low voltage lights that are 20W each, then you will need a transformer with at least 120W capacity. In this case, we would recommend choosing a 200W transformer. In case you add more lights to your system in the future, your transformer will have room for those lights.
Now, if you chose 6 LED fixtures that are each 3W (equivalent of 25W), then your total wattage would be 18W and you can consider a 60W transformer.
I know that you expressed interest in KCH-15349-MST, a low voltage light. Unfortunately, there is no line voltage equivalent. DM-LV-216 is also low voltage, as is the Seagull fixture SC-92055. I would not recommend using line voltage fixtures in combination with low voltage fixtures.
When using low voltage fixtures, you are transforming the regular 120V line down to 12V, which is where your energy savings come from. Rather than the normal 120V output, you are getting the same power in 12V. In this case, you can only use low voltage lights. Otherwise, your lighting will not function properly.
Although one low voltage path light may not give you a higher wattage of light output compared to line voltage light, you have the opportunity to add more lights to load on a transformer and again, you save on your electric bill.
May 21, 2011
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