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The Low Voltage Cable and Wire sold by VOLT® Lighting is specifically designed for low voltage landscape lighting. It is meant to optimize the performance and longevity of your professional grade Low Voltage Transformer. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see some GREAT TIPS regarding installing low voltage outdoor lighting cable.

VOLT® Direct Burial Cable is the industry's premier low voltage cable for landscape lighting. The insulation sheath has UV inhibitors to resist polymerization from the sun, and softener additives so it stays flexible in the cold. UL Listed.

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VOLT® cable is the pro choice for premium direct burial (DBR) cable. Specifically designed for ultra performance low voltage landscape lighting and outdoor lighting applications. Simply the best wire you can buy for landscape lighting. The insulation sheath has been made for direct burial applications and resists polymerization from the sun and stiffening from the cold. UL Listed, Made in the USA.

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VOLT® cable is the pro choice for premium direct burial (DBR) cable. Specifically designed for ultra performance low voltage landscape lighting and outdoor lighting applications. Simply the best wire you can buy for landscape lighting. The insulation sheath has been made for direct burial applications and resists polymerization from the sun and stiffening from the cold. UL Listed, Made in the USA.

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VOLT® cable is the pro choice for premium direct burial (DBR) cable. Specifically designed for ultra performance low voltage landscape lighting and outdoor lighting applications. Simply the best wire you can buy for landscape lighting. The insulation sheath has been made for direct burial applications and resists polymerization from the sun and stiffening from the cold. UL Listed, Made in the USA.

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VOLT® cable is the pro choice for premium direct burial (DBR) cable. Specifically designed for ultra performance low voltage landscape lighting and outdoor lighting applications. Simply the best wire you can buy for landscape lighting. The insulation sheath has been made for direct burial applications and resists polymerization from the sun and stiffening from the cold. UL Listed, Made in the USA.

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VOLT® 16/2 - 100ft | Direct Burial Cable
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VOLT® cable is the pro choice for premium direct burial (DBR) cable. Specifically designed for ultra performance low voltage landscape lighting and outdoor lighting applications. Simply the best wire you can buy for landscape lighting. The insulation sheath has been made for direct burial applications and resists polymerization from the sun and stiffening from the cold. UL Listed, Made in the USA.

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VOLT® cable is the pro choice for premium direct burial (DBR) cable. Specifically designed for ultra performance low voltage landscape lighting and outdoor lighting applications. Simply the best wire you can buy for landscape lighting. The insulation sheath has been made for direct burial applications and resists polymerization from the sun and stiffening from the cold. UL Listed, Made in the USA.

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VOLT® 8/2 - 100ft | Direct Burial Cable
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VOLT® cable is the pro choice for premium direct burial (DBR) cable. Specifically designed for ultra performance low voltage landscape lighting and outdoor lighting applications. Simply the best wire you can buy for landscape lighting. The insulation sheath has been made for direct burial applications and resists polymerization from the sun and stiffening from the cold. UL Listed, Made in the USA.

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VOLT® cable is the pro choice for premium direct burial (DBR) cable. Specifically designed for ultra performance low voltage landscape lighting and outdoor lighting applications. Simply the best wire you can buy for landscape lighting. The insulation sheath has been made for direct burial applications and resists polymerization from the sun and stiffening from the cold. UL Listed, Made in the USA.

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VOLT® 14/2 - 100ft | Direct Burial Cable
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VOLT® 14/2 - 250ft | Direct Burial Cable
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VOLT® cable is the pro choice for premium direct burial (DBR) cable. Specifically designed for ultra performance low voltage landscape lighting and outdoor lighting applications. Simply the best wire you can buy for landscape lighting. The insulation sheath has been made for direct burial applications and resists polymerization from the sun and stiffening from the cold. UL Listed, Made in the USA.

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VOLT® cable is the pro choice for premium direct burial (DBR) cable. Specifically designed for ultra performance low voltage landscape lighting and outdoor lighting applications. Simply the best wire you can buy for landscape lighting. The insulation sheath has been made for direct burial applications and resists polymerization from the sun and stiffening from the cold. UL Listed, Made in the USA.

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Ace connectors - professional favorites for connecting landscape and irrigation wires and cables. Set screws in a brass lug provide a strong, streamlined, water-tight connection. ACE Connector.  In-line connection for landscape lighting.  In-line design is very discreet.  Ideal connection method when the connection cannot be buried and may be visible.
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Blazing LV9500, Direct Burial (DBR) Splice Connector specifically made for low voltage outdoor lighting. Connect fixture to cable with a completely waterproof splice. Quick and easy to use. Protects wire and splice form corrosion. Only intended for making splices with a couple wires - use the DryConn Connectors for larger splices with multiple fixtures.
Excellent for making central point connections in a low voltage landscape lighting applications. The strain resistant tubes are pre-filled with dielectric silicone sealant that never hardens. Each connector features a secure mechanical connection making them waterproof & corrosion proof. UV and impact resistant. Comes with copper crimp connector.
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DryConn DBR/Y-600 tubes feature a Red/Yellow Gorilla Nut that eliminates pain and numbness in hands and fingers when creating connections. The comfortable cushion grip make these slip resistant and flexible work skirt protecting again over stripping. Square cut spring provides a secure connection and wire bite with first twist. Dry-Crimp Pre-Filled Wire Connectors are a crimp style wire connector with a copper crimp and protective housing. The protective housing contains a dielectric silicone sealant that will protect and waterproof the splice. Holes in the connector housing seal around the wire to protect silicone from escaping and continuously encapsulating the splice ensuring the connection is secure. Manufacturer approved for direct bury means these are the perfect connector for any outside job.
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Large connector for landscape lighting applications (#10 wire and larger gang connections). Wire cap is filled with grease to seal and protect raw copper connection from ground moisture. A must for all landscape lighting connections. Used for connections that won't fit in the standard "Black and Gray" size.
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The most common size connector for landscape lighting applications Wire cap is filled with grease to seal and protect raw copper connection from ground moisture. A must for all landscape lighting connections. Used for connections that won't fit in the standard "Black and Gray" size.
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Large Dry conn waterproof crimp style connectors were designed for the smallest wires in your low voltage landscape lighting setup. Waterproof heat shrink tubing keeps moisture out, and maintains a solid connection. Rated for direct bury and for #18 - #8 wires. Medium Dry conn waterproof crimp style connectors were designed for the smallest wires in your low voltage landscape lighting setup. Waterproof heat shrink tubing keeps moisture out, and maintains a solid connection. Rated for direct bury and for #18 - #8 wires.
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Small Dry conn waterproof crimp style connectors were designed for the smallest wires in your low voltage landscape lighting setup. Waterproof heat shrink tubing keeps moisture out, and maintains a solid connection. Rated for direct bury and for #18 - #12 wires. Extra small Dry conn waterproof crimp style connectors were designed for the smallest wires in your low voltage landscape lighting setup. Waterproof heat shrink tubing keeps moisture out, and maintains a solid connection. Rated for direct bury and for #18 - #14 wires.
VOLT® Tree Wire Management Kit
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This is the perfect kit for managing the wires in your landscape lighting design. With 10; Stainless Steel screws, nylon spacers, and Zip ties, this kit enables you to keep your cable away from the harm of tree overgrowth without causing any damage to the actual tree itself. The UV resistant black zip ties provide a sleek; hidden look, to keep your install looking professional for many years to come. These zip ties also offer an eyelet for tree mounting which makes them the perfect tool for this type of application as well as many others. Featuring a handle lock closure and the comfort squeeze grip ensures comfortability and provides a non-slip grip. Ergonomic comfort squeeze handle eases hand fatigue and provides non-slip grip. AWG and metric wires sizes ensure you will always have the right tool with you. Built in crimp tool.
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Ratcheting style tool for use with KSC crimp style wire connectors. Pre-defined compression for each connector size guarantees a secure connection every time. Durable build, and color coded for ease of use and dependability. Heavy duty wire strippers feature a handle lock and non-slip comfort grip for safety. AWG and metric wires sizes ensure you have the right tool every time. Heat treated steel pivot bushings and automatic spring return ensure construction quality.
T59 Stapler
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Stainless Steel Insulated Staples
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Durable steel construction and jam resistant mechanism make this more than your average industrial stapler. The smooth one handed operation make this very easy to use. The T59 also uses its own insulated staples for fastening wires up to 5/16" (8mm) in diameter. Insulated stainless steel staples that will not hurt your trees or crimp your wires.
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Solid brass extension riser are used to raise mounting height of outdoor lighting fixtures above plant material. Also great for increasing stem height of path and area lights to increase illumination area. Match seamlessly with our brass outdoor lighting path and area lights (same material, finish and thickness) 1" Diameter brass with 1/2" NPT male and female threading.
Solid Cast Brass Risers available in three different lengths! 6" ($6.97) 12" ($9.97) or 24" ($15.97)
Solid Copper extension riser are used to raise mounting height of outdoor lighting fixtures above plant material. Also great for increasing stem height of path and area lights to increase illumination area. Match seamlessly with our copper outdoor lighting path and area lights (same material, finish and thickness) 1" Diameter copper with 1/2" NPT male and female threading.
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Lock nut wrench 1/2"
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This 1/2” lock nut wrench is made of tempered steel, which keeps it from bending or warping over time. With its solid and simple design there aren’t any parts that could possibly wear out.  This is most commonly used for adjusting  fixture locknuts in the field on the go; however, it always works well with the transformer conduit and anywhere else you may need a 1/2” wrench. This 3/4" Lock nut wrench is made of tempered steel to keep it from bending or warping over time and with the solid & simple design there isn't any parts that could possibly wear out. Made for tightening and loosening out in the field, very commonly used for locknuts, transformer conduit, and anywhere else that you would be able to fit the 3/4" wrench.
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Black 8" Cable Ties w/ Screw Mount - 100 Pack
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Conductive Electrical Grease | Garden Lights & Landscape Lighting
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Black UV resistant cable ties are easy to use and made for indoor or outdoor use. Self-locking, one-piece, low profile save space and keep wires organized and in place. Smooth rounded edges will not cut hands or insulation. Screw mount head for holding cable ties in place and out of sight. Pack quantity of 100.
Apply VOLT's® Conductive Electrical Grease directly into fixture socket holes to insure fixture longevity. Recommended to apply during regularly scheduled maintenance of your landscape lighting system.
   
 

Layout TIPS for perfect installation and results:

TIP #1

Lower loads per run means lower voltage drop. Break your layout up into multiple cable runs of ~ 100-150 watts per run. If you have more than 150 watts in an area -- break it up into 2 runs.

TIP#2

Break your layout into “Distance Zones.” For example put fixtures 15-30’ away from the transformer on one run, fixtures 25-40’ on another run, fixtures 30-50’ on another run, and so on. The goal is have all the fixtures on a run be roughly the same distance from the transformer so they have similar amounts of voltage drop. That way when you adjust for voltage drop by increasing the voltage for that one run, the lights are not over-volted or under-volted.

For example, never have a fixture 20’ from the transformer on the same run as a fixture 80’ from the transformer. Why? Because if you use the 12v tap, the close fixture will have the correct voltage (about 11 volts) but the far fixture will only have about 8 volts and be dim (because of voltage drop). However if you use a higher voltage tap to make the far fixture brighter, the close fixture will be over-volted (dangerous, fire risk, lights will be uneven, lamp lifespan drastically shortened). Anything over 12 volts dramatically reduces lamp life--13 volts cuts the lamp life in half!).

TIP #3

Don’t “Daisy Chain” the fixtures. In other words don’t connect fixture after fixture in-line to the same cable. You can do a couple fixtures in series, but we don’t recommend exceeding more than 3 fixtures or 75 watts in series. Instead form T’s or spider splices so that there is never more than 2 fixtures between any one fixture and the transformer. Example you might have 6 fixtures on a run but the cable layout is like a T with 3 fixtures on the upper left part of the T and 3 fixtures on the upper right part of the T. Even the end fixture only has 2 fixtures between it and the transformer.

Why? Well as an analogy, if you had a hose and it had 6 equal sized holes, the first hole would squirt a lot of water but the last hole would only be dribbling water due to lack of pressure (i.e. voltage drop in electricity). However if you “T” off the hose, that is connect the water supply to the middle of that hose (between holes 3 and 4) the holes would squirt a more equal amount from each hole. You want to do the same with your low voltage cable layout—equalize the voltage to each fixture. Make sense?

TIP #4

For each run, bring the wire from the transformer to the middle of that zone, and then branch off more cable from there to reach different areas. This can be done with a hub or by simply splicing in more cable to form a ‘T” layout. This T layout somewhat incorporates objectives we discussed above in TIPS 2 & 3 –getting all fixtures with roughly the same length of cable to reach the transformer (TIP #2) and avoiding daisy chaining (TIP #3).

Layout Example:

For example if you have 4 path lights along a driveway each 10’ apart, run the cable from the transformer to the area between fixtures 2 & 3 (even if it means passing fixtures 1 & 2 without connecting them). Then splice in a “T” with cable going back to fixtures 1 and 2 and cable going out to fixtures 3 and 4 – then connect the fixtures. This way electricity has to travel the same distance to reach the closest fixture (fixture #1) as it does to reach the farthest fixture (fixture #4). Additionally you only have 2 fixtures daisy chained in a row. If the farthest fixture is dim you can use a higher voltage tap on the transformer without over volting the closest fixture. All your lights in that distance zone/on that run have the same amount of cable to reach the transformer and accordingly will all have the same voltage and all be bright and even. It may seem odd to pass by a fixture with cable and then run more cable back to it—but what you are really doing is adding more cable distance to your close fixtures so that they equal the cable used in far fixtures.

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