Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 132
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hb didnt last 6 months
got mine in Nov 2013, stopped working in march 2014. Brought back to home depot - of course i dont have a receipt - and becuase of that i need to send to malibu for warranty of 1 yr. home depot would exchange under 90days with receipt. bottom line, you are risking defect - save receipt and be prepared to pay shipping to malibu for warranty. someone please comment if you know of a brand thats any good, i use 4 of these to run my lights. i am tired of the junk !!!!!
April 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by atridim Malibu Rocks ! ... but needs a little engineering assistance !
This is an excellent unit, but it has one serious flaw that can be overcome if you posses a little electrical ability. My unit, which is installed per spec, worked fine for several years. Then the circuit breaker begin blowing frequently. I tried replacing it with a higher quality breaker with the same amp rating. The problem continued. I determined there was too much heat in the box from the aging transformer. Heat is what makes a circuit breaker trip. I removed the circuit breaker from the box and connected it with wires so that it could breath ambient air outside of the box, allowing it to do the job intended...to monitor current flow to the lights. This several year-old-unit has been working flawlessly now for over a year since I allowed the circuit breaker to breath some fresh ambient air outside of the box. As an electrical engineer, perhaps Malibu can gain from my review. Captain Rick
September 5, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PracticalGuy Good Analog but poor digital
The transformer is fine, it is the digital timer that does not last. Mine lasted exactly 2 years and the display quit working. I read a lot of reviews where people changed the capacitors on the circuit board, which is too much trouble. I just opened the case and bypassed the circuit board completely. Then I bought a 15 Amp Outdoor Plug-In Mechanical Dusk to Dawn Countdown Timer with Grounded Outlet and plugged the transformer to it. Presto, simple fix now and in the future.
July 16, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Handy 2.5 yrs and then ca-put.
Works very well until about the 2-3 year timeframe. Lights remain on and won't turn off. Dial to adjust mode no longer works. Mine is mounted outside up under the front porch overhang.
August 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pandy Worst customer service ever.
I received this product as a gift last December 2014, the item STOP working almost three weeks ago, I was trying to contact Malibu the manufacturer, at the phone number show in the web page for more than 18 times, left my phone number for them to contact me and this never happens.
They do not have e-mail address in the web page, at last I got a representative over the phone who gave the e-mails address to contact them with the issue, but they requested the receipt in order to replace the unit, of course I do not have a receipt because it was a gift. I know Home Depot is not responsible for manufacturer warranty, so you end with empty hands.
Please, never buy Malibu Lights products if you do not want to lose your time and money.
October 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Do Not Buy this product!
As so many others state on here, I wish I would have read these reviews before buying. Worked great for about three months but now is completely dead. How do they get away with making junk like this?
July 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MikeM Only one on-off period
My last 200W Malibu had the old, familiar plastic clock face with movable pegs for setting the on-off periods. It came with two sets of pegs so you could have the lights come on in the evening, go off at midnight or so, then back on for a while in the early morning hours. The new digital version has lots of options, but only allows one on-off period. To accomplish what I am used to, I'll have to install a timer between the power and the transformer. Don't product developers ever use their own products? I've had good luck with Malibu transformers, but I could have done without the digital clock (that you can hardly read in the daylight) and wish they would not have eliminated the additional time period.
May 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awbitzie Great Purchase!
Very happy with this purchase so far. I replaced an old transformer box with this one about one month ago. This one is much more quiet; you can't hear it ticking like a bomb is about to go off!! LOL! I'm a 60 year old lady and changed it out myself in a matter of minutes. It doesn't get any easier!
November 3, 2015