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Southwire 55213443 100-Feet 12-Gauge 2 Conductor 12/2 Low-Voltage Underground Direct Burial Landscape Lighting Cable, Black for $34.68 with free shipping at Amazon.

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My understanding is that 16 gauge is fine for lower-wattage (all-LED) installations. However, 12 gauge gives you the ability for longer runs (up to 150 ft.) with less voltage drop. And of course it can handle higher total wattages.

Source: https://blog.1000bulbs.com/home/p...e-lighting

For me personally, I also like having the ability to run direct burial 12/2 cable for other purposes, if desired.

If you wanted simple 12/2 without the direct burial jacket, there are certainly cheaper options such as this roll of speaker wire:
https://www.amazon.com/IMC-Audio-...B01K8F3YHC
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Completely different . Not sure how you are comparing AC and DC. As well as solid core and stranded. Please don't chime in if your information isn't accurate. This is electricity.
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What gauge should you be running? I had been watching and ultimately pulled the trigger on 16. Just because of cost.
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What gauge should you be running? I had been watching and ultimately pulled the trigger on 16. Just because of cost.
It depends on how high of load you will carry on it (current limitation) and also the distance (voltage drop limitation).
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My understanding is that 16 gauge is fine for lower-wattage (all-LED) installations. However, 12 gauge gives you the ability for longer runs (up to 150 ft.) with less voltage drop. And of course it can handle higher total wattages.

Source: https://blog.1000bulbs.com/home/p...e-lighting

For me personally, I also like having the ability to run direct burial 12/2 cable for other purposes, if desired.

If you wanted simple 12/2 without the direct burial jacket, there are certainly cheaper options such as this roll of speaker wire:
https://www.amazon.com/IMC-Audio-...B01K8F3YHC
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Good price. Thank you for the heads up.
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I want to run some outdoor speakers and bury the wire. Would this be a good option for that or should I use direct burial speaker wire? Wouldn't this be the same?
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I want to run some outdoor speakers and bury the wire. Would this be a good option for that or should I use direct burial speaker wire? Wouldn't this be the same?
Just use this, it's fine
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Personally, I think this would work fine for speakers. It may be less fancy than some gel-filled outdoor speaker wires but still rated for direct burial and stranded copper. One reviewer did complain it was hard to maintain polarity as it was hard to read the embossed writing on the one side, so there is that downside.
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I want to run some outdoor speakers and bury the wire. Would this be a good option for that or should I use direct burial speaker wire? Wouldn't this be the same?
This would be overkill, but would work if you need that much distance.
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#12 is a substantial size wire, but when doing low voltage lighting you have lots of current because the voltage is low. If you want to do the calcs you may be able to get away with a smaller/cheaper wire, however this is would probably let you avoid it.

What the wire size is driven by is voltage drop, you don't want the voltage to be too much lower at the end of a run than at the beginning or you'll notice a significant difference in brightness in the fixtures. Since it's low voltage it's pretty safe to play with things and try it out. Just try your configuration before burying the wire Smilie
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