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Old 08-04-2011, 06:58 PM   #1
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12 volt lighting

Can I make a dusk to dawn sensor for 12 volt led lighting.


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Old 08-04-2011, 07:03 PM   #2
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Yeah, it is just a photo electric cell. Only problem is, that LED lighting is really going to be dim.


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Old 08-05-2011, 12:26 AM   #3
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They exist. Dusk-to-dawn controls for solar-powered 12V lighting are available cheaply, and usually include a charge controller for the battery bank. If you're not running on batteries, then you're better off using a line-voltage control ahead of the power supply for the lighting.
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Idunno about making one - that sounds like a lot of work.

You can buy 12V ones pretty cheaply though.
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