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John Timberland 45 Watt Landscape Transformer with Photocell

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With a built-in photocell, this black transformer is perfect for landscape lighting.

Additional Info:

This black transformer works with low voltage landscape lighting systems. Easily link your lights together for a spectacular look! Includes a built-in photocell for dusk to dawn operation and full ON mode or three AUTO settings (4, 6, and 8 hours) for convenience.

  • 45-watt low voltage, plug-in transformer for landscape lighting systems; minimum load is 5 watts.
  • 6 1/2" wide x 2 3/4" high x 3 1/2" deep. Cord is 69 1/2" long.
  • Built-in photo-cell for dusk-to-dawn operation, plus timer settings.
  • Full ON mode or three AUTO settings (4, 6, and 8 hours).
  • Ideal for use with any of our landscape light components.
  • Black finish housing, cord, and plug.
  • 12 volts.
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where do you place the transformer in order for the photo cell to work?
A shopper on May 16, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Pick a location where the transformer can be plugged in and where it can detect the sunlight for the photo cell to work properly. Please contact one of our knowledgeable Lighting and Home Décor Specialists who can assist you with professional landscape lighting advice as well. They can be reached by phone, chat or email:
Can I use a heavy duty extension cord as there is no outlet where I want to put it?
A shopper on Nov 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It is not recommended to use an extension cord with this transformer.
I have two lights, 5 watt each, can I run them with this transformer or is that too little watts?
A shopper on Nov 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This transformer has a minimum load of 5 watts.
I wish to control landscape lighting on-off thru my home automation system. If I set these in the always on setting will it retain that setting thru on-off-on cycles?
Steven F on Nov 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: That depends on your system.
Does it have a programmable clock or just the photocell, it will be in a covered space so photocell won’t work?
Larry W on Aug 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Transformer just has photocell.
Can this transformer be wall mounted, or does it just lay on the ground like one of your photos? thx
Abelardo R on Aug 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I brought this transformer and wall mounted it. There is a mounting hole in a tab on to side opposite of the wire connections. See the fourth photo to get a view of that. Hope this helps.
Need a LV transfer 12V and sensor with joiner connections
Transfr is plug-in direct, no cable. Is this product available?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Please contact one of our knowledgeable Lighting and Home Décor Specialists who can assist in finding exactly what you are looking for based on your specific transformer needs. They can be reached by phone, email, or chat:
I'm looking for a 12 volt photo cell to run 2 lights on a 12 volt battery where can I find one ?
Rod E on Aug 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We currently do not offer transformers that run off of batteries. Please feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable Lighting and Home Décor Specialists for further assistance with your particular scenario. They can be reached by phone, email, or chat:
Is this a hard wire or does it have an ac plug? I'm wanting to connect this to my existing outside lighting without the ac plug.
Mark K on Jun 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It has an AC plug. It’s a transformer so if you have a 120v line already, you can cut off the plug and wire it (properly wire it).
Will this transformer work with better homes and gardens quick fit led system?
Ralph B on Apr 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: With easy modifications this transformer will work with the BHG system mentioned. First read the direction that will come with the John Timberland Transformer. THEN Cut off the end connector on the BHG extension cable that would connect BHG transformer connector. Strip the insulation back about 3/8 inch on each of the two wired inside that cable. Connect each individual wire to each of the two screw terminals on the John Timberland Transformer (JTT). Mount the JTT. Connect the JTT to power.
Will this transformer work with better homes and gardens quick fit led system?
A shopper on Apr 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have several used in my front to power well lights for 5 Palms and several garden lights. All are led lights. I purchased all equipment and lights from Lamps plus and love what is does for my home and the dependability of the lights and transformer. I replaced 1 transformer in 3 years.
how long does the transformer last? How can you tell if it went out? I've had this one for several years, but I put tape over photocell but lights don't come on.
A shopper on Mar 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: My previous one was another make so I can't tell you for sure. The previous one lasted for years. This one has been in use for one year and is working perfectly. I expect it also to last for years. Even in pretty extreme weather extremes. I use two so it was easy to test if old was not working.
We are having trouble hooking this transformer up and we have done many sets before and never had this problem and it did not come with any instructions where can I get instructions?
Tonja G on Aug 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Our customer service team would be happy to assist you with any product issues and potential instructions. They can be reached via chat or phone (800-782-1967).
Will the transformer work with an old Torro or Malibu low voltage lighting system?
Mike L on Jul 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is a 12V 45 watt transformer for landscape lighting. I do not see why not.
Can John Timberland Transformer be used with a Duracell path light set?
L I on Apr 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, as long as the total wattage of lamps does not exceed 45 watts. Since this is LED you should have no problem. For the price this is a great transformer.
It is easy to set up. I to turns on with photocell and just has one switch to set the present amount of time you want to
keep lights on.
Just purchased a set of 6 low voltage landscape lights at .5 watts each for a total of 3 watts. Your John Timberland 45 watt transformer calls for a minimum of 5 watts. Can I use this transformer or can you recommend another option?
Tony D on Mar 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the minimum load is 5 watts. Please check with the manufacturer or spec sheet of your landscape set you purchased and confirm it each light uses 5 watts each or .50 watts each. If you have purchased the set from Lamps Plus, please contact our Customer Service Department for assistance.
How do you set the transformer to full on mode?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi - The "full mode" is the same as "auto" mode which is the dusk-to-dawn setting. You then have a 4H, 6H and 8H setting as well.
How many lights on one transformer?
A shopper on May 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It depends how many watts there are for each light you plan on using. This is a 45 watt transformer.
What distance do the lights have to be?
David M on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is generally your choice of spacing your lights (spot light, path light, etc) as you see where they are needed.
Do you have to connected 2 wires to this besides the plug into the electrical socket?
Carol P on May 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Carol - I have emailed you a copy of the transformer instructions.
John Timberland 45 Watt Landscape Transformer with Photocell - Style # 2N754 : Is output 12V DC or AC?
A shopper on Sep 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is intended for low voltage lighting only...output is 12 volt AC
Ccan the unit be used to 12 gauge wire?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The transformer can be used with 12 gauge wire.
How is conn. made at the fixture? Does fixture have a whip or is a cable clamb needed?
John S on Jul 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Typically, a main wire would extend from this transformer and each of your landscape lights would attach to this main wire. Hard to see on this image, but there are screw terminals on this to connect your main supply wire that will feed the individual lights. Each fixture will have a 12-18" pigtail to tie into the main line.
How long is the AC cord for the Timberland 45 Watt Landscape transformer?
A shopper on Jul 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi - the length of the cord is 69 1/2-inches.
Yes please, where do I get the replacement surmergeable lighting for my existing fountain to go with this transformer?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have included a submersible pond light that will work with this transformer. Please feel free to contact one of our lighting specialists who can assist you with finding a light that will work best with the design of the fountain. They can be reached by phone, email, or chat:
Waterproof Halogen Garden or Pond Light
Waterproof Halogen Garden or Pond Light
Some transformers say they are designed NOT to buzz or hum. Does this one tend to buzz or hum?
Karen M on Jun 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine doesn’t buzz at all
Can this transformer be used with 18 gauge low voltage landscape cable 75 feet, maximum wattage of lights installed will be 19.2 watts?
Karen M on Jun 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This transformer would be perfect for your application. It can indeed be used with an 18 gauge wire and the transformer has a max wattage rating of 45W.
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4.3 / 5.0
20 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Very reasonably priced.
Customer Service was amazing! Absolutely the best!

Pros: Area Of Illumination, Attractive Design, Weather Resistant
August 5, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5
Lasted almost 3 years, the timer switch needs a waterproof cover
Purchased 5/3/17 - Had been very reliable until it failed - realized the timer switch on the back is just a cut out hole in the box. Even though it says it's suitable for outdoor use, it needs a dab of silicone or something over the switch to keep the rain from corroding the circuit board inside.
April 7, 2020
Response from Lamps Plus
Hi Daniel - We're sorry that you're having issues with your transformer. If you'd like, please contact our customer service team via phone, chat, or email, and they'll be happy to see what can be done for you.
April 8, 2020
Larry Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Landscape transformer
My husband set it up...working good so far...thank you..I don't have photo's....
October 14, 2020
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
low voltage lighting
Item work great and as described small and packs a great
self contained use.

June 5, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Transformer works well with good features
Great products and reasonable prices
May 9, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent service
The transformer failed after first day of use. They are sending me another..
November 27, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Just what I wanted, easy to install, and is working great.
Delivery was quick for living in the middle of know where I live.

Pros: Weather Resistant, Area Of Illumination

Best Uses: Walkway, Pool/Pond Area, Back Yard, Front Yard, Gardens
June 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Our photo cell quit. This was so simple. It is generic, if you will, so it can be used with different systems. Just needed to hook it up and has worked perfectly dusk to dawn ever since.
Thanks you Lamps Plus for selling this and too for having it in stock,
June 9, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Purchased this transformer with photocell. Perfect power match for our 17” pagoda style outdoor pathway landscape lights also purchased from Lamps Plus. They give a warm glow at night and are adaptable to dusk to dawn. Great product. Great company to do business with. We thoroughly enjoyed speaking with Arios who was knowledgeable of his products. Will be back to purchase set of mushroom patio lights. Write your review here. It must be at least 25 characters long. Consider whether you would recommend this product and what you like or dislike about it.
May 20, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
worked perfectly, easy to install
August 19, 2017
over 4 years ago