Why Choose 24V?
Low voltage lighting is a popular choice for many homeowners and businesses who want to save energy and create a cozy ambiance. Low voltage lighting uses a transformer to reduce the standard 120 volts of electricity to either 12 or 24 volts, depending on the type of system. But what are the advantages of using 24 volts over 12 volts for low voltage lighting? Here are some benefits to consider:
- Longer runs: One of the main advantages of using 24 volts over 12 volts is that you can have longer runs of wire without experiencing significant voltage drop. Voltage drop is the loss of power that occurs when electricity travels through a wire. The longer the wire, the more resistance it creates, and the more power is lost. This can result in dimmer lights or uneven brightness. By using 24 volts, you can reduce the voltage drop by half compared to 12 volts, allowing you to have longer runs of wire and more flexibility in your lighting design.
- Fewer transformers: Another benefit of using 24 volts over 12 volts is that you can use fewer transformers to power your lighting system. Transformers are devices that convert the high voltage of electricity from the main source to the low voltage needed for your lights. Transformers can be expensive, bulky, and noisy, so minimizing their number can save you money, space, and hassle. By using 24 volts, you can connect more lights to a single transformer than with 12 volts, reducing the number of transformers you need and simplifying your installation.
- More fixtures: A third advantage of using 24 volts over 12 volts is that you can have more options for your lighting fixtures and accessories. Because 24 volts can handle more power than 12 volts, you can use higher wattage bulbs and brighter LEDs for your low voltage lighting. All of our Axion Lighting DMX decoders are compatible with 24 volts, giving you more control and customization over your lighting system.
As you can see, there are many advantages of using 24 volts over 12 volts for low voltage lighting. By choosing 24 volts, you can enjoy longer runs, fewer transformers, and more options for your lighting system.
If you need help designing your Axion Lighting DMX low voltage lighting system, feel free to contact us.