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Old January 21st 05, 09:13 PM
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I've got a light fitting in a shaded area. I need to fit one of these
screw-in photo-cell adaptors to it. Does anyone have any recommendations
about models to look at / avoid. In particular I need to be able to adjust
the sensitivity of the unit as (as I've said) the light fitting is in a
shaded area.

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Old January 22nd 05, 12:36 AM
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I've got a light fitting in a shaded area. I need to fit one of these
screw-in photo-cell adaptors to it. Does anyone have any recommendations
about models to look at / avoid. In particular I need to be able to
adjust the sensitivity of the unit.


It's a waste of electricity to use a light sensing switch in the socket, as
it leaves the light on all night. Why not get a motion detector switch, and
connect it to the fixture, or just a motion detector floodlight fixture
which would likely be as cheap or cheaper than the switch unit.. The good
ones have light sensor adjustments as well as choices of time-on.


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Old January 22nd 05, 01:50 AM
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Roger

Ahh, but I want the light on all night ... just not when it's light!

D


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I've got a light fitting in a shaded area. I need to fit one of these
screw-in photo-cell adaptors to it. Does anyone have any recommendations
about models to look at / avoid. In particular I need to be able to
adjust the sensitivity of the unit.


It's a waste of electricity to use a light sensing switch in the socket,
as it leaves the light on all night. Why not get a motion detector switch,
and connect it to the fixture, or just a motion detector floodlight
fixture which would likely be as cheap or cheaper than the switch unit..
The good ones have light sensor adjustments as well as choices of time-on.



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Old January 22nd 05, 05:49 AM
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Den wrote:
Group:

I've got a light fitting in a shaded area. I need to fit one of
these screw-in photo-cell adaptors to it. Does anyone have any
recommendations about models to look at / avoid. In particular I
need to be able to adjust the sensitivity of the unit as (as I've
said) the light fitting is in a shaded area.


You can buy just the photocell. Install it in series with the light circuit
and mount it where the sensor gets full sun.

In my case, a garage, the outside light was activated by a switch inside the
garage. It was a simple matter to mount the sensor on the other side of the
wall (outside) from the switch. All the wiring was right there.


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Old January 22nd 05, 06:12 AM
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On Fri 21 Jan 2005 05:36:06p, Roger called across the abyss...


I've got a light fitting in a shaded area. I need to fit one of these
screw-in photo-cell adaptors to it. Does anyone have any
recommendations about models to look at / avoid. In particular I need
to be able to adjust the sensitivity of the unit.


It's a waste of electricity to use a light sensing switch in the socket,
as it leaves the light on all night. Why not get a motion detector
switch, and connect it to the fixture, or just a motion detector
floodlight fixture which would likely be as cheap or cheaper than the
switch unit.. The good ones have light sensor adjustments as well as
choices of time-on.


Depends on the adapter. The one I bought can be adjusted to burn from 1-6
hours or all night after initially turning on.

Wayne



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