I have an outdoor lighting system, Malibu Canterbury Collection. It has a 300W transformer and 14 lights each with a 18w bulb (252W total). This system worked fine for years, until last night when all of the lights went out except one, the one closest to the transformer. I replaced a bulb in the next unit but it still did not work. Even the newest one I added about a month ago is not working and the whole thing is new. The lights are Model CS120TA and the Transformer is Model ****ML300RTW. I have unplugged the unit and re-plugged it back in but still only the first light goes on. Ideas?****
Ok, The first six light are under cobble stone brick. Also last night my irrigation was on for 7 hours last night. The association some how had it stay on for a long time. Could this have done it also, with the water saturation in the ground?
Also lights were on last night at 8pm then stopped at 9:30pm. So not sure on the cut wire thing. It uses 12/2 gauge wire also.
Correct… they run in series. If they are all out (in other words its not just a simple blown bulb) you have a bad connection somewhere. Start at the working light and work your way down the series, checking, cleaning, and reconnecting each. Do a test on the other bulbs in the socket that is working to test them before you continue with each one in succession.
I’m suprised they lasted this long for you. I find them to be junk.
The bulbs and sockets are OK, they were working.
There is a break in the wire or a bad connection between socket 1 and 2. Corrosion or dirt in the second socket, or a wire pulled loose by movement of the pavers?
The paver guys have a tool they use, It is a couple pieces of 1/8" or so wire with a hook on the end and a handle on the other. You work two hooks down in the opposite corners, twist it a quarter turn and lift