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Southwire (By-the-Foot)16-2 Black Stranded Landscape Lighting Wire


(By-the-Foot)16-2 Black Stranded Landscape Lighting Wire

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$0.36 /feet

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Product Overview

The Southwire Company Black 16/2 Landscape Lighting Cable features 2 fully annealed stranded copper conductors approved for outdoor use. This cable can also be directly buried in the ground. It is suitable for outdoor accent lighting, landscape lighting and security lighting.




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Hi there, I need to know if I can just set up the cable over the landscaping without covering through any pvc pipeline. I need to install around 650 linear feet of cable in my backyard with no protection to the elements. let me know if this is ok please. thank you.
Asked by: RICK
if this cable is like the stuff I am using, varmints are likely to chew on it and break it if it isn't buried.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-07-16

Is the 16/2 landscape wire pure copper conductors?

Or is it copper clad aluminum (CCA)?
Asked by: DMA88
Yes this is stranded copper conductors it is for low voltage use only it has no ground wire also it is fine for direct burial
Answered by: RD
Date published: 2016-09-11

Can this wire be buried in the ground, and can it be used to drive 8ohms outdoor speakers which are 125-150 linear feet from the amplifier?

Asked by: cttxus
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Customer Reviews

(By-the-Foot)16-2 Black Stranded Landscape Lighting Wire is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Definately not designed for "easy teardown" or splitting Wire that was shipped was much different than smaller packages sold in store. Coating is less pliable, thinner than other brands of landscape lighting and likely to break if handled in moderately cold temperatures. Ad says designed for easy teardown but it is not. It was nearly impossible to separate the 2 wires without a razor blade.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible insulation, bound to fail This wire is a good price, but you get what you pay for. The insulation is much too thin, and prone to splitting. I'm frankly very surprised it's rated for direct burial. I imagine Home Depot carries this wire because the thinner insulation would work better with a Malibu system that uses the piercing clip style connectors. I've been doing landscape lighting installation professionally for more than 10 years, I can tell you, those clips are a terrible way to make an outdoor electrical connection. To make a proper direct burial splice however, you must separate the two conductors. We trying to do this with this wire, the insulation tears every time. This wastes wire, expensive direct burial connectors, and most importantly time. This wire MAY outlast the low-end, poorly built Malibu fixtures, but not by much. Don't waste your time.
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from average price, good quality Good quality wire with a thick jacket and the quality of the copper strand also appears good. Jacket is just flexible enough and pliable to maneuver and pierce for the fixtures. 14 guage is plenty thick enough for a fully LED system with runs up to 150'. If you're using halogen though u might need thicker wire otherwise you'll get voltage drop. I have made runs of 150' with this wire with no drop and with about 60 watts from 5 led fixtures loaded on it a measures drop from 12 volt to 10. Which is totally acceptable.
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speaker wire. My use is outdoor speaker cable (PA systems). This is a good weather and sun resistant cable.
Date published: 2012-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. The product meets the strict guidelines required by the Gates That Open (GTO) company: polyvinyl chloride sheathed, two 16 gauge copper conductors with 26 strands of copper. We buried 250+ feet of it in a trench, and it is working perfectly.
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not so happy When using the wire in temperatures below 40 degrees, the insulation was splitting and breaking when trying to separate the pair and strip the wire.
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from product is great for the money very nice solid cable and the price is awesome recommended 100%
Date published: 2012-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wire was a bit sticky but ended up OK This spool of wire came on a different and smaller spool with respect to eariler orders of this part number of wire that I periodically ordered in the past. This time this wire company used clear plastic tape to secure the wire end, which made the first 20 feet or so, sticky. I had to take paint thinner on a rag to clean the wire end. Except for this minor inconvenience the wire worked as expected.
Date published: 2015-09-16
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