@ GF's place... renter just moved out... post light has never worked.
After his stuff was all moved out I went into his room to tighten some stuf
f up and found this... 24VAC transformer screwed to wall, with some UF runn
ing out to the post light. 2x 12V bulbs in the post light through a photoce
ll, apparently in series. Plug the transformer in, it works fine.
How do I make this mess "right?" I don't like the exposed transformer espec
ially with the cord and plug, is that even legal?
I suspect that this actually is original to the house/development as all ho
uses on the street have similar looking post lights, but seriously, WTF? an
y ideas greatly appreciated.
I don't see anything illegal about it as long as the 120 VAC
connection to the transformer is safe. I can't tell from the picture.
It is certainly not pretty and I can see why you don't want it there.
Is there another place to mount the transformer? A basement under
that room for example? Or maybe a low voltage outdoor transformer and
change the bulbs to the appropriate voltage.
uff up and found this... 24VAC transformer screwed to wall, with some UF ru
nning out to the post light. 2x 12V bulbs in the post light through a photo
cell, apparently in series. Plug the transformer in, it works fine.
ecially with the cord and plug, is that even legal?
houses on the street have similar looking post lights, but seriously, WTF?
any ideas greatly appreciated.
*I never encountered this situation. Assuming that the post light was orig
inally installed for low voltage use, a good landscape lighting transformer
should suffice and be safe. Get one with multiple taps to compensate for
voltage drop. It would have to be surface mounted and in your case I have
no idea where to put it without more information and photos.
That is truly awful.
Is there any better place to penetrate the wall and put the feed wire through? It really isn't that hard to drill a wall. The cable guys do it all the time.
If not, sigh, maybe mount the transformer up at the ceiling interface and hide the wires in surface mount raceway. At least it would look like a pro had been consulted.
I'm not crazy about a plug connection, either. Aren't these supposed to be hardwired?
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