What is the “hub method” for wiring low-voltage landscape lights?
The “hub method” for wiring low-voltage landscape lights has several advantages over traditional wiring methods such as “daisy chaining” since it allows installers a greater ability to balance the voltage to each light. The “hub method” also requires fewer wire connections which helps to eliminate possible wiring problems. Halogen bulbs used for low-voltage landscape lighting must receive between 10.8-12 volts AC from the transformer in order to burn properly and not decrease the life expectancy of the bulb. The “hub method” of wiring can ensure that the proper voltage is supplied to each fixture. See the diagram below for difference between the two wiring methods.