Who's it for?
ConnectGo® is our newest connectable lights system and, arguably, the most revolutionary. It's an affordable, low voltage system and is generally considered to be ideal for domestic lighting displays. This might be at Christmas to display on the house, or in the garden throughout the rest of the year.
As the system runs using a lower voltage, 31V to be precise, it's often considered to be safer than high powered alternatives and is a popular choice for people with children or animals, where the risk of the cable being severed is greater.
Why is ConnectGo® so good?
ConnectGo® is the lighting system that offers ultimate flexibility; choose your lights, choose your place and even choose your power source, between low voltage mains power, battery or solar! The whole system is rated IP44 and comes with a 2 year warranty, underpinning the quality of this range.
Switch and change power supplies
Choose from mains, solar or battery power.
The entire system is rated IP44.
2 year warranty
All ConnectGo® products come with a 2 year warranty.
Mix & match
Any ConnectGo® products can be connected together.
Switch and change power supplies?
Yes! You are able to purchase different power options for ConnectGo® lights, giving you the freedom and flexibility to use the lights in different locations. If you're not able to run power to a location at the end of the garden, for example, you could purchase a battery box and use this to power the lights. Don't want to worry about replacing batteries? You can choose a solar panel. The solar panel is better suited to the summer months, when longer daylight hours mean maximum charge for your solar panel.
Of course, the brightest, longest lasting option is always going to be using the low voltage mains powered transformers to power your lights, but the other power options are great alternatives too, provided that you understand the limitations of them. The following table indicates how many LEDs can be powered using each power source:
|Product Code||Product Name||Max. LED Load (Strings)||Max. No. Sets (Festoons)||Timer|
|CG004||AA Battery Box||200 LEDs||1 Set||YES|
|CG005||D Battery Box||400 LEDs||2 Sets||YES|
|CG006||Solar Panel||300 LEDs||1 Set||NO|
|CG052||Small Transformer, BS Plug||600 LEDs||3 Sets||YES|
|CG008||Medium Transformer, BS Plug||1,600 LEDs||11 Sets||YES|
|CG025B||Large Transformer, BS Plug||4,000 LEDs||20 Sets (5 from each port)||YES|
What about functions?
Unlike our ConnectPro® system, ConnectGo® lights do offer multiple different functions: Combination, In Waves, Sequential, Slow-Glow, Flash, Slow Fade, Twinkling, and Steady On. These are controlled using the transformer (or a controller attached to the transformer) and a memory feature is included, meaning that the previous setting is remembered. These are demonstrated in the following video:
Frequently asked questions
Q: What's the difference between ConnectGo and ConnectPro?
A: There are quite a few differences, which are detailed and explained in this article here.
Q: How do I use the timer function on ConnectGo?
A: The timer is set using the button on the transformer (small) or controller (medium/large). To enable the automatic 6 hour timer, press and hold the button for 3 seconds. If it lights up green then the timer is activated and will stay on for 6 hours from the time that you perform this action. It will then go off for 18 hours, then back on for 6 hours, etc. To instead enable the 8 hour automatic timer, press and hold the button again for 3 seconds; the light will go red. To turn off the timer completely, press and hold the button for another 3 seconds and the light should go off.
Q: Can I use ConnectGo lights or accessories with any other system?
A: No. ConnectGo lights and accessories, including the transformers, cannot be used with any other lights or lighting systems.