Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 73
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by thebanker FIX UPDATE - Quit working after one year
Since Malibu was unwilling to replace the unit and I had nothing to lose, I decided to take the unit apart and see if I could identify the problem. I was successful. After taking apart the body of the unit, I exposed a small circuit board (approx 1" X 3"). On one side of this board a red wire and a black wire connect to it. Both of these connections were wiggly and needed to be re-soldered. I soldered the connections and reassembled the unit and it seems to be fine now. Hope this helps someone out there with the same problem. Still wish Malibu would stand behind their work a little better and take ownership of a clear product deficiency.
October 11, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by thepaperhut Junk. Circuit breaker trips immediately after 6mo of use.
Worked great for one season. Unhooked and took inside when we left. Back for fall and now the circuit breaker trips every few seconds. As others mentioned...I should have read the reviews first.
September 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Steve963 Junk - plain and simple! Do NOT buy!
1- My first one quit after 11 months - and it was replaced.
2- The second one lasted 10 months - and it was replaced at no charge.
3- The third one died after 2 days!!!!!!!!
My guess is that it has something to do with the light sensor. I am amazed that Home Depot is STILL selling these. I noticed that Amazon states they are no longer available.
I will give Home Depot credit, however, they did swap them out at no charge. The question, really, is why do they continue to carry them? This really gives Home Depot a bad name! Malibu products really seem to be going down hill - FAST! But, that's another issue.
February 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hollywood Best Value!
I am a professional electrician, contractor, lighting consultant and installer for indoor and outdoor lighting products. As far as transformers are concerned, Malibu products are easy to install, use and has the best value. I have used 200 watt and 300 watt models.
I use these transformers in a smaller area than I would use "professional quality transformers." The expensive transformers have different leads for different voltage to make up for the voltage drop in a very large yard or landscape. I use Malibu transformers with 3 to 6 or 7 fixtures in a smaller yard/landscape where distances are not too great. They work like a charm. Malibu option will allow outdoor lighting to be possible for budget conscious customers. I spend money on buying more quality fixtures for the customers. I do tell them that this product will not last as long as more expensive products, however, it is a great product at a very affordable price. It seems like the most complaints come from light sensor setup. I do not use that option. I use the timer.
I recommend Malibu transformers for small yard/landscape applications!
February 8, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by beanie Burned out but easy repair
Transformers have no moving parts and rarely fail. What goes is the timer, the switch, etc. I have a 300 watt Malibu and they cost almost $100. So when mine failed after about 3 years, I opened it up, cut the wires that went to the timer and the on/off switch, closed it back up and attached it to a $25 outdoor timer with a photo eye. Plugged it back in and bingo... Works just fine.
November 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cappyus Great unit
Mine has run flawlessly for 2 years mounted next to a sprinkler head. I am replacing a more expensive second unit with another Malibu 300!
November 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Annoyed Very Poor Quality
Purchased in April and by June it was flashing on and of. Returned in June and replaced with the same Model(mistake). Now in Oct the new replacement stop working all together and all I could get was a store credit. Try a different brand
October 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Worked great for 18 months...then stopped.
I bought this 18 months ago. put on several Malibu LED lights equaling 144 watts total. Worked great until one night it wouldn't turn off. I turned the knob to off, hit the red reset button and unplugged it for the night. The next morning still wouldn't turn off. Expected the product to last much longer.
May 23, 2015