Model #SL-200-12A

Internet #206286485

Store SKU #1001509809

Low-Voltage 200-Watt Landscape Transformer

  • Eliminates buzzing while offering the highest efficiency possible
  • Outdoor plug-in unit is weather durable and corrosion resistant
  • Transformer includes photocell, digital timer, and ground shield
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
8.98
Product Height (in.)
2.6
Product Length (in.)
6.39
Product Width (in.)
5.51

Details

Exterior Lighting Accessory Type
Transformers
Material
Polycarbonate
Outdoor Lighting Features
Timer
Product Weight (lb.)
6.39
Returnable
180-Day
Wattage (watts)
200

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Product Overview

The landscape transformers are Hampton Bay's lowest profile slim line power units which can be easily concealed after installation. These units are based on a potted toroidal core design that eliminates annoying buzzing sounds while offering the highest efficiency possible. Our Hampton Bay SL units meet the Department of Energy DOE mandatory requirement efficiency rating of VI. Utilizing state of the art sensing circuits our transformers provide dual safety functions that detect and react to a system overloaded or a short circuit condition in a landscape installation. Hampton Bay power packs provide convenient features and flexibility to design simple or more elaborate landscape lighting designs. The transformer includes a photocell and digital timer, a ground shield making it safe for use with submersible lights. The units are equipped with dual voltage output terminals (12-Volt and 15-Volt) which help compensate for voltage drops in high-Wattage / longer wire runs as well as to help reduce cable loss when using 15V LED fixtures.

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Questions & Answers

Should these transformers be on there own circuit?

They do not need to be on their own circuit

Tyler28

110 AC to 12 or 15 V - is output AC or DC?

DC

fritz

three feet for the electrical cord, six feet for the photocell cord

A8106

Yes, put the unit in dusk to dawn mode but do NOT connect the photo sensor. It will always think it is dark and come on with the switch.

DJ

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Customer Reviews

  • 492 Customer Reviews
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars overall
87% of customers recommended.
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Pleasant Grove, UT
This is a nice transformer with a slim profile. It's about the size of a thick book, measuring 8....
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This is a nice transformer with a slim profile. It's about the size of a thick book, measuring 8.5" x 5.5" x 2.5". In one of my pictures you can see it compared to my existing transformer, which is smaller, but only has a 100W capacity. The only disadvantage I see is the power cord is relatively short, only 3', so you need to set it up relatively close to your power source. One of my transformers I have set up in my garage window has a 6' cord, which allows a little more flexibility. If you are using a straight timer, this isn't an issue. If you are using the photocell, that device has a 6' cord to connect back to the transformer, so you have some nice flexibility there. You just have to make sure you can mount it close to your power outlet. The unit has a powerful red display, which you'll either want to cover with some tape or face away from your seating area or window, as it can be a little glaring at night. The unit has nice options to use the photo cell to turn lights on and off automatically, or turn on or off via at a set time. I set mine to turn on at dusk and then off at 11:00 pm.
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I ordered this landscape transformer to replace one that I had where you had to set the clips to ...
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I ordered this landscape transformer to replace one that I had where you had to set the clips to an on/off time. I installed it in under 10 minutes (I had to drill a new hole for the mounting screw). The instructions are pretty straight forward. You attach the the wires for the lights and the wire for the light detector thing. Then you set the time and choose where you want it to go on at a specific time or on with the darkness. You choose when they turn off, either a specific time or until sunrise. It works great and I'm happy.
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A large wattage outdoor landscape transformer that can handle multiple landscape wires or indepen...
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A large wattage outdoor landscape transformer that can handle multiple landscape wires or independent fixtures up to 200 watts. Can be used to power a variety of 12 volt applications. Not crazy about the anti-glare screen, it just looks foggy and not sure you will be able to read it once it weathers. Cord length is adequate for mounting near power source. Auto on/off with photo eye. Standard installation with no surprises. It does the job on my new multi light illuminated sculpture.
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This is a compact unit, and it's easy to use too. First, the unit is about the size of a mid-siz...
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This is a compact unit, and it's easy to use too. First, the unit is about the size of a mid-sized hardcover novel (3"x6"x8"), but due to its powerful transformers it weighs about 6 pounds. The case is a fully enclosed hard plastic made to be outdoors in the elements. It is well-made for its compact size and has no openings for water to enter. It's a small thing, but Hampton Bay provides a paper mounting template so you know exactly where to drill the two holes to hang the unit; the lower two screws can be easily drilled and secured once the top two are done. The lower two extend beneath the unit. Screws and wall anchors are included. The AC wire is heavy duty but only 3-feet in length, so you want to locate this transformer near an exterior outlet or install one where you want to locate it. The physical connections for your exterior lighting wire are for a single circuit of 200 watts. Connections on the SL-200-12A are clearly marked. You have the choice of either a 12 volt or 15 volt. The circuit has a built-in circuit breaker button on the bottom of the unit. A nice feature is that you get a photocell attachment that plugs into the base of the unit. This controls automatically turning on the lights at dusk and turning them off at sunrise. The unit has front panel user controls for the following modes: Manual On/Off; Photocell Auto (dusk to dawn); Photocell Timed (dusk to certain time on); and test. A quick note: Manual Mode is not an ON/OFF switch; it is designed to be a timed on and timed off setting. Written Quick Reference Guide directions are clear and helpful; Use and Care Guide is good in that it aids you in the type of wire to use for different distance and troubleshooting. This can be a great low voltage power supply for submersible rated lights (like for your pond or waterfall), although LED and incandescent lights will work as well. Testing the SL-200-12A showed it provided the voltages stated: In the 12-volt selection it produced 12.48 volts; in the 15-volt selection it produced 14.90 volts. In summary, this is a nice compact transformer that delivers 200 watts with user-friendly features in a sealed case.
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I don't work with electricity too much but was able to figure this out. I am a little handy, thou...
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I don't work with electricity too much but was able to figure this out. I am a little handy, though. We initially got this for my backyard but moved it up to the front yard because it was a 200 watt transformer. We were right at 160 watts so we went with a a higher one for the backyard. The front was only at 90 watts so this 200 is semi "future-proofed" since it's smaller and prob wont ever get up to 200 watts. The quality is great, it's small and hides behind a deck and plants pretty well. I purposely kept it out of the sun so it doesn't age and break faster. Box comes in at 6.6 lbs for whoever was wondering.
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This is a great low voltage transformer, we've been very happy with it so far. Installation was a...
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This is a great low voltage transformer, we've been very happy with it so far. Installation was a breeze, plug it in, choose your start/stop type, screw in the photo sensor, and attach the low voltage leads. Mounting the unit was a breeze. The box includes a sticker that templates the mounting holes... just stick it to your wall and drill through the center of each spot and your holes will be perfectly aligned. The photo sensor is just screwed in the bottom and can be mounted anywhere you want within a few feet of the unit. When you power it up you toggle between on at dusk/off at dawn, on at dusk/off after a certain number of hours, and manual on/off. We connected this up to our front walkway lights to test and verify everything (and it works great), so next week we're going to move this more powerful transformer to the back and use it to power some deck and hot tub lighting. I did some testing and it appears to remember your setting preference between power losses / unplugs. We're hopeful we can connect this to a switched outlet and kick on those hottub lights only when we want.
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I got this transformer to power some additional landscape lighting I installed. I also have anoth...
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I got this transformer to power some additional landscape lighting I installed. I also have another set of lights for which I use a different branded transformer, and a comparison of the two units assisted my evaluation of this product. This model is the same wattage, but slimmer than my other unit, but it still weighs a hefty 5 lbs. I am powering my landscape lighting with 12 gage low voltage wire, and I had some difficulty placing the wire under the terminal screws (not so with the other product). The space at the terminals for this product is very small, likely intended for 14 gage wire; nonetheless the product use/care guide states that 12 gage wire can be used. The tight fit and limited space at the terminal connections made it frustrating to attach the low voltage wire. Something that should have been a simple task, took much longer than it should have. The digital readout appears “fuzzy” to the naked eye – it is as if looking through a privacy glass. Unlike my other transformer which stays lit, the digital readout on this product, as well as all indicator lights “time out” after about 2 minutes, all going dark. They remain dark until a button is manually pressed. Perhaps this design is useful to some folks who don’t want to draw attention to the lighted display, but I prefer to be able to see the status of the unit just by looking at it from a distance and during daylight hours. Finding that the unit is not working (or not set properly) only when the landscape lights fail to operate at dark, is not helpful. The use/care manual was helpful, and well-illustrated. The product performed admirably, with the photocell operating at dusk and the timer turning things off at my selected time. A variety of options are available to set the on/off operation. If you choose to utilize the more commonly-used 14 gage wire, you’ll have no difficulty with the wire installation at the transformer terminals. However, if you’re using a heavier gage wire, you may do better to find a transformer with more space at the terminal connections.
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This landscape lighting transformer replaced an older, lower wattage one. The old one still works...
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This landscape lighting transformer replaced an older, lower wattage one. The old one still works fine, but I added too many lights so needed more power. The transformer can provide 12 or 15 volts, using the 15 watt terminal allows you to run the cable a longer distance as does using a heavier gauge cable. The product manual, available on the Home Depot web site, has more info on that. The transformer is easy to set up. I use the “photocell on, timer off” setting; the lights turn on automatically at dusk, and off at a time you specify. Other settings are timer on / timer off and photocell on and off. Once programmed all you have to do is go out and adjust the time twice a year for Daylight Savings time. Although the instructions say you may need to reset the program after a power outage, I’ve never had to re-program even after some fairly long outages. The transformer is really easy to use, and low voltage outdoor lighting can make a huge difference for the landscape. It can handle any 12 volt light – floods, spots, color change, pathway, etc.
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So far this unit is working perfectly. It has been installed about 30 days now. I replaced an ol...
So far this unit is working perfectly. It has been installed about 30 days now. I replaced an older transformer that quit on me. This unit seems to have good ratings from other folks that have bought it and I have started to rely more and more on reviews and not advertising hype by a manufacturer/re-seller of a given product. I mounted the unit under my dock and it is powering about 15 low voltage handrail post lights. I have my transformer running in the Dusk-to-Dawn mode and the remote photocell works perfectly. Lights go on just at the right amount of darkness and off when the sun comes up. I haven't used any other modes but I expect they all work. I am impressed by the quality and ease of installation.
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This product is no different than a standard low voltage transformer. It says it is compatible w...
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This product is no different than a standard low voltage transformer. It says it is compatible with LED lights, but that is not true, unless you use lights that are designed to be connected to AC voltage, meaning they convert it to DC within the light fixture. If you connect this transformer to standard LED fixtures, they will flash rapidly, which is very annoying, and I'd venture to guess dangerous, if there is an epileptic in your neighborhood. It could even damage a standard fixture. I purchased this to operate LED's, only to find out it will not work, unless I create my own rectification circuitry. I think saying this is compatible with LED lights is false advertising.
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