Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NB65 Seems to work fine
Bought this to replace a 20watt LED Malibu light that has twice failed. This one seems like it should last. I like this one also, because it uses a halogen bulb that now has an LED replacement bulb available.
September 20, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JoeySkills You can find better
This is Malibu's level up from their standard economical line. While the aesthetics are improved, the quality is the same or worse as their other lights. I'd recommend using the corresponding Hinkley brand instead. It cost 2x, but is a significantly better quality fixture.
I purchased two of these to augment my existing system that is primarily Hinkley. Because the fixtures would not be visible, I figured I'd save a couple bucks and use the Malibu knock offs. The installation uses the push/puncture mechanism, which is extremely easy to use. Personally, I prefer to use electrical tape and that can be easily done with a slight modification. I have no idea what the shroud screw is supposed to do. There is no way it is meant to fasten the shroud to the fixture as that is not even close to a possibility and I assume these underwent some kind of human QA testing. The seal for the socket area also looks very weak and I'll be surprised if these last more than two years.
Summary, if you want to make some of your own modification and augmentations, these lights plus a tube of caulk and some electrical tape are the cheapest way you can have something that looks above entry level (I DO NOT ENDORSE MODIFICATIONS OR DEVIATIONS FROM THE DIRECTIONS PROVIDED WITH THIS PRODUCT). You are likely to do better either 1) Buying a legitimate quality fixture like Hinkley or 2) saving your money and just buying the economy line Malibu.
December 30, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by grueber Unreliable light
I bought this to replace some pre-existing landscape lighting that was falling apart. I choose this model since it was similar in appearance to the lights I was replacing. The setup is not hard, however the lights kept dying. I have exchanged this twice already and the third one just died less than a week. The other two lasted between 2-4 weeks. The problem is not my cabling since each time I replaced a dead light the new one works fine. I suspect the problem is the method Malibu uses to connect the light to the wire. It is flimsy IMO and exposes the connection to the elements. I ended up going to the "other" blue big box store and using one of their outdoor landscape lights. It uses a screw-on method where the wires are neatly tucked into a plastic container. I'm not wasting my time with Malibu brand lights anymore and will return the rest.
January 7, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pondguy Low voltage aged brass 20 watt flod
Overall the light was great! It gives a strong light to the wanted area. I gave this 4 stars because of the cost value of the brass housing. If it is not directly seen, then using the lower cost Malilu low Black housing is a better value
October 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Erin Awful, burn out in 3 months
Beware I put these on all trees in our yard and they burn out in about 3 months... Agree with other poster, dont waste your time bc youll spend so much time replacing the lights as they burn out.
August 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Johnnynumber5 looks good works good.
works good easy install. the screw at the bottom of the little adjustable light shield is easily stripped out. be careful when tightening it. also a little difficult to install the bulb unless you have small fingers.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Spats Good light coverage
I chose these over the 10-watt spots because the 20's had better reviews.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hawk45 keeps it lit
Helps keep my back patio lit for parties
November 13, 2010