Product - HUB-50 & HUB-100
The Installation Tips page contains all necessary information on installing our transformers. Select the relevant transformer and download the manual for more information. We emphasize that all HUB transformers must always be mounted in a covered space that is not exposed to rain or snowfall. If this is not possible, use a (SMART) HUB PROTECTOR. Following all instructions correctly will contribute to an even longer service life of the products that come with a five-year warranty.
The HUB 50/100 transformers are fitted with a light sensor that switches the lighting on automatically after dark. The SMART HUB-150 is not fitted with a light sensor, but has a built-in astronomical clock that activates the lighting once the sun goes down. The MOVE motion detector for the HUB-50/100 uses a light sensor and therefore is not activated during the day. The SMART MOVE motion detector for the SMART HUB-150 is fitted with its own light sensor. In other words, all in-lite motion detectors only function in the dark. Read more about this on the Installation Tips page or see the manual for the transformer in question.
The HUB-50 and HUB-100 are equipped with touch operation for setting the timer. The SMART HUB-150 timer can only be set using the in-lite app (available for iOS and Android). See the transformer manual for more information.
The HUB-50 and HUB-100 transformers are equipped with a mini-connector for the light sensor. Install the light sensor outdoors where there is direct sunlight, but do not let it be influenced by unnatural light sources in order to guarantee proper functioning. The SMART HUB-150 is equipped with an astronomical clock and switches the lighting on automatically once the sun goes down. See the transformer manual for more information.
Yes, the light sensor can be replaced. The light sensor is available from our dealers. You can also watch this video.
Yes, the light sensor cable can be extended using special extension cords that are available in sizes of 1, 2 and 3 meters. We recommend extending no more than 4 meters using as few extension cords as possible.
The standard length of the light sensor cable is 1 meter and, if needed, special extension cords are available in sizes of 1, 2 and 3 meters. We recommend extending no more than 4 meters using as few extension cords as possible. You can also watch this video.
The HUB-50/100 is equipped with two easy click connections. Strip a few cm from one end of the cable and place two cable ends next to each other. Strip around 8 mm from both cable ends using a cable stripper. Next, twist together the copper wires so that there are no loose wires. Click the Easy-Connect clip for the cable entry open and place one cable end in the entry. Secure the cable by pushing down the Easy-Connect clip and pull slightly on the cable to check whether it is securely in place. Do the same with the other cable end. If desired, you can connect a second cable to the transformer. Both cables will be controlled jointly by the transformer. The SMART HUB-50/100 is equipped with three easy click connections. If desired, you can connect a second and/or third cable to the transformer. The cables can be controlled separately using the in-lite app. See the manual for detailed instructions. To connect the cable to a CB type transformer, you will need to use cable lugs, which come with this type of transformer. Important: Did you buy an in-lite cable with cable lugs and want to connect the cable to the HUB-50/100 or SMART HUB-150? Cut off the cable lugs entirely and strip the cable as described above or see the manual for the transformer.
The HUB-50/100 transformers have two cable outlets, each of which is used for one ground cable, while both are controlled jointly. The SMART HUB-150 has three cable outlets that can be controlled separately using the in-lite app. It is not possible to attach two cables to one outlet. If desired, a CC-2 cable connector can be used to create branches on the main line. A cable plan is essential when installing the ground cable. Read more about this in our blog. The CB transformers have one cable outlet and it is not possible to connect two cables to it.
The maximum capacity of the HUB-50 is 50 VA. The HUB-100 can handle up to 100 VA, while the SMART HUB-150 can be used for a maximum of 150 VA in lighting. You can determine the appropriate (number of) transformers by adding up all the VA values of the lighting in the yard. The VA value of each fixture can be found on the packaging and in the installation manual for that fixture. Read more about this in our blog.
The output of the transformer is indicated in VA instead of watts (W) because this corresponds to the VA indication of our lighting. See the transformer manual for more information.
The number of lights depends on the total installation value (VA) of the lighting you wish to connect. You can connect up to 50 or 100 VA in fixtures to the HUB-50/100, respectively, while the SMART HUB-150 can power up to 150 VA in fixtures. Important: The BIG NERO (NARROW) is an exception, as a maximum of four, seven and nine BIG NERO (NARROW) can be connected to the HUB-50, HUB-100 and SMART HUB-150, respectively, divided over two or three cable outlets. The BIG NERO (NARROW) can only be connected to a 10/2 cable with a maximum length of 40 meters. More information can be found on the page with installation tips or in our blog on the cable plan.
We emphasize that all HUB transformers must always be mounted in a covered space that is not exposed to rain or snowfall and at a minimum height of 50 cm above the ground. If this is not possible, use a (SMART) HUB PROTECTOR. Following all instructions correctly will contribute to an even longer service life of the products that come with a five-year warranty.
The HUB-50/100 transformers have two cable outlets, each of which is used for one ground cable and can only be controlled jointly. The SMART HUB-150 has three cable outlets that can be operated separately using the in-lite app (available for iOS and Android). A CC-2 cable connected can be used if desired to create branches on the main cable. A cable plan is essential when installing the ground cable. Read more about this in our blog.
The HUB-50/100 have been tested and approved by the TÜV and (C)UL for all applicable requirements and for use in Europe, Canada and the U.S. The SMART HUB-150 is tested and certified by the TÜV, (C)UL and KIWA for all applicable requirements and for use in Europe (CE), Canada (ISED) and the U.S. (FCC).
It is only necessary in exceptional cases to reset the transformer. To reset the HUB-50/100, it must be switched off completely. If this does not solve the problem, remove the plug from the outlet and plug it in again after around 10 seconds. This type of transformer does not have a separate reset button. You reset the SMART HUB-150 by holding in the button on the right side (for at least 15 seconds) until the button starts flashing blue.
The HUB-50/100 remembers the last settings used, even when not receiving power. If you reconnect the transformer to the power supply, it will go back to the last setting that was used, such as four hours from dusk to dawn.
The indicator light on the transformer will flash rapidly if an overload or short circuit is detected. The cause of the overload or short circuit must be resolved. The transformer can then be restarted by touching the “on” button on the touchscreen.
The indicator light on the transformer will flash slowly if there is a risk of an overload occurring. The cause of this overload must be resolved. The transformer will then be active again immediately.
in-lite transformers can be combined. The SPLITTER can be used to connect one light sensor to multiple transformers and all lights will then switch on at the same time. Note: It is not possible to connect a single light sensor if you want to use the HUB transformer together with a CB transformer. The SMART HUB-150 transformers do not have a light sensor, but use an astronomical clock. If you want to use both the SMART HUB-150 and a HUB-50/100 transformer in your yard, you will need to operate the HUB-50/100 using the touch panel on the transformer.