Dimmable transformers are available for use with incandescent lights. Transformers are designed to operate quietly and efficiently while providing safe power conversion for incandescent lights. Low voltage lighting transformers are required for low voltage lights, and both types are dimmable with standard incandescent dimmers, but which transformer should be used?
Magnetic transformers are perfect for large applications (over 150 watts) that require the transformer to be located in distances ten feet away or more from the lighting. Also, for any outdoor low voltage lighting, use a magnetic transformer. Magnetic transformers have stainless steel enclosure and multiple knockouts for hardwire installation. Magnetic transformers are protected with a magnetic circuit breaker and feature a boost tap for longer runs to boost the output voltage, eliminating voltage drop in many cases.
Electronic transformers are compact in size and ideal for applications where small size and close placement are important. Electronic transformers have power cords and terminal block for quick and easy installation. There are 60 watt and 120 watt types, all with overload and short circuit protection to provide safe, efficient and reliable operation.