Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 131
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 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 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 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 r88182 Untrustworthy offshore junk
When this generation of Malibu transformers was released, it was an impressive looking replacement for the previous gen. Looks deceive. I made the mistake of using this unit three times with clients. In under one year's time I had to replace all three of them. The first time I simply had HD replace the unit under warranty; then, in 9 months' time it killed itself, too. That makes 4.
I am using LED lighting from a serious U.S. based manufacturer, with excellent warranties. It's not the lights. After 4 dead Malibus, it's the transformer. No doubt, more Chinese-based low tier manufacturing...thanks NAFTA.
I've gone back to commercial grade products from electrical supply houses. More expensive to do business, but they work and, my work is not an embarrassment.
September 1, 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by drumdave Excellent Timer
Nice product. Easy to set up and program. A little on the heavy side so it definitely needs two screws to hold it up.
Works as advertised and keeps excellent time. I needed to support 17 lights over a 150 ft span and this works fine.
August 14, 2015