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Malibu Transformer for LED modules

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I have around 60 LED modules that I purchased from Holidaycoro and plan to light up tombstones, props, etc. The question I have is, can I use my Malibu low voltage transformer to power all the LED modules? I dont use the landscape lights anymore and the transformer and 100 + feet of wire is just laying around not being used. I also have 500 ft of 22/2 wire as well. The plan is to use the Malibu transformer to provide power to the "landscape wire" and to the 22/2 wire. It would be nice to just have a few runs snaked around the yard and just use the connector with "teeth" to hook up the LED modules. But obviously I would have to solder the "teeth connectors" to all the LED modules... On the other hand, just snake the wire around the yard and have quick connects... I've read other posts about hooking up LEDs using USB hubs and PVC pipe but I want to use what I have and save money, if I can! If I can't use the Malibu transformer, I plan to buy a few terminal trips, jumpers and an old 12 volt wall wart to supply power.


Also, does anyone know what gauge wire the "Malibu wire" is?

Thanks in advance!
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The question would be: what voltage do the LED modules run on? I assume the Malibu puts out 12 volts DC (make sure it's not AC).
So if the LED modules run on 12 volts DC, you would be fine. If not, you'd have to figure out what size resistor you would need to bump down the voltage to properly power the LED modules without blowing them.
I think you would only need one resistor, since all the modules would be hooked to the Malibu in parallel (if you're using vampire plugs or something similar).
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