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Old 06-19-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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Dusk to dawn sensor

I recently put an outside light on my detached garage and would like to put in dusk to dawn sensor that goes between the bulb and socket so I have light when I need it, and am not tripping to the garage to turn on the light in the dark. Any recommendations on a good sensor that will work well with a 10 watt cfl. I don't mind paying a good price if it is worth the money. Thanks.


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Old 06-19-2010, 09:27 PM   #2
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Just get one that says it's ok to use with a CFL - some of the cheaper ones are not. And make sure the eye is facing the sun, otherwise the thing may stay on all the time.



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Old 06-20-2010, 01:48 AM   #3
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Make sure you double check the screw in photocéll if they can work with CFL bulb{s} you can able tell it during off mode if the CFL flicker or kinda soft glow then it will ruin the CFL bulb.


Normally for all the photocells I deal with it 90% of the time they will point to North not the South the reason why due some photocells it can get damaged from very strong sunlight.

The only time I will get it in non normal postion if the photocell blocking the view or reflecton from the bulbs then do the adustment if necessary.

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trouble with outside dusk to dawn sensor lights----sensors no longer work-----just leave outside lights on ---now lights are burned out--when i replace bulbs, lights will not work at all
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