Low-voltage lighting systems are typically installed using direct-burial-rated stranded cable. The most common cable used is referred to as 12/2 AWG (2.05 mm) stranded cable. The size of cable used in wiring the lighting system will be determined by the wattage load and length of cable run from the transformer to the lighting fixtures.
It is very important to note that all low-voltage cable has a maximum rating. Overloading cable can create a dangerous safety hazard, so be sure to choose the proper cable size for your lighting system.
COMMON - Watts shown are per 12 AWG (2.05 mm), cable. Install additional cable runs as needed to complete project. To increase wattage maximum, run 8 AWG (3.26 mm) or double 12 AWG (2.05 mm), to the first fixture in the zone. Use a digital voltmeter to fine-tune circuits.
15-VOLT - Out There-Zone 120–160' (36.6 m - 54.9 m) LED 110 watts max.