Landscape Lighting Easy Automation

Wanted to pass along an easy landscape lighting automation solution. Many (most?) landscape lighting transformers have in internal 120V pigtail plug and socket so a timer device can be used to control the lighting. Ours had a self adjust astronomical timer so it was pretty low maintenance as it was but there were times when we were entertaining that I wanted easy direct control.

I had some GE 14284 outdoor plug-in switches purchased for Xmas lighting but figured since I had them, why not try to use them. I unplugged the transformer astro timer, put in the GE outdoor switches, and closed the stainless steel enclosure back up. I had assumed that the metal enclosure would block/contain the zwave signal but to my amazement it didn’t!

Now we have all our outside lighting on the same automation routines, very happy with it!

What landscape lighting transformer do you have?

Mine are both Cast brand but I’m pretty sure the general design is the same for most decent quality landscape light transformers.

Do you have any links or pictures of your setup?