Why does my first lamp fail regularly?


We often hear that the transformer is located too close to the first fixture, thus, the first fixture is being exposed to a voltage spike when the system turns on. Consider cabling to your farthest fixture and returning to the first (closest) fixture. We always recommend at least 30 feet of cable between the transformer and first fixture.*

Replacement of burned out bulbs in a timely manner is critical in low voltage systems since the remaining voltage is distributed to the remaining lamps. This may produce premature failure in the remaining lamps.

*If your installation benefits from our Electronic LED Transformer, there are no distance recommendations between the transformer and first fixture. As the LED Electronic Transformer regulates the voltage at 11.5vAC, it eliminates potential voltage spikes from occurring.