I plan to install 45W transformer for low voltage landscape lighting inside the garage. Just 5 spot lights and 1 transformer. I don’t want the transformer outside, as I don’t like to see that ugly box. I will not use its photo cell, but would like to control when it turns on and off.
Instead of programming the transformer, I am thinking I could leave it on ON all the time but connect it to a smart outlet. That way I can program on my phone when the lights turn on/off, and not have to adjust the program on the transformer for different sunset times of the year.
Can I connect transformer for low voltage landscape lighting to any z wave smart outlet?
Is it just a regular smart outlet I would use for anything in the house, or does it need to be ‘special’ because it connects to this transformer?
Does it have to be GSI outlet if it’s in the garage?
Is it an issue that the power to the transformer is just turned on/off like that every day? I am thinking I wouldn’t want my computer loosing power every day, so maybe it’s not good for the transformer either.
Or can I use Plug-In Smart Switch like this one?