Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 114
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by harbrown 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by CCPUT Won't last long!
I am now on my 3rd Malibu Low Voltage Transformer and it just went out at just under 2 years. Warranty is 1 year. Will see if I can find the receipt and maybe the Credit Card will double the warranty. None of the units I have bought have lasted past 2 years. Now the unit just stays ON and won't turn the lights OFF even when turned into the OFF position.
Malibu Transformers are basically worthless but I think that is all Home Depot carries.
February 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by no2malibu Worthless
My second transformer just died on me within a year. I will not be buying another Malibu. Any other suggestion out there?
May 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Will Don't buy this piece of JUNK !!!!!
The first one died 2 days after installation. The second one lasted 3 months. This third one has been working for 16 months (it's now out of warranty) and now won't shut off. Save your money. Buy ANYTHING else.
May 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gbeckdan Good fit for an older brand/model of transformer
Installed to replace a faulty transformer and rehab exterior lighting circuit. Quick install. Only problem was only one set of contacts necessitated making a wiring harness. Other than that, it was good.
May 6, 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stteve Worthless
Don't waste your time or money on Malibu landscape lighting transformers. Bought the smaller unit and it lasted six months. Bought the larger 200 watt unit a week ago but saved my receipt this time. I needed it too. The last purchase went out after six nights Taking this one back for another better rated brand, even if I have to order it - rather than picking it off the shelf.
September 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NSands Listen to the Reviews!
I should have read the reviews before buying this...my old Malibu (with the rotary timer and pins) never gave me a lick of trouble...until a hail storm did a number on it. I bought this unit to replace it. At first, I was like some of the five-star reviewers - loved it! First, it fit perfectly onto the old mounting screws which made me very happy that I didn't have to drill into brick (and the reason for replacing with the same brand), second - the dusk/dawn sensor and digital read-out are vast improvements over fumbling with pins, and finally, the magnetic door to seal everything away from the elements (like hail) is awesome. However, that's where the love ends. After just three months of flawless on-at-dusk/off-at-set-number-of-hours timing, the circuit breaker decided to go haywire. At first I thought it was the South Texas heat, but then I read all of these reviews. I go out and hit the breaker, lights come on, within 30 minutes (time varies) they're off again. I'm off to buy another brand. Yes, it's under warranty...but A) who saves receipts for purchases under $100? B) is it worth the hassle to call their 800 number, get a return authorization, box it up, wait, etc.? Nope.
July 8, 2012