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Old 06-21-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Replace Photocell with Toggle Switch


Hi, this may sound like a dumb question but I just bought a house but the lady whom I bought it from had security lights all around the house. She had these hooked up with a dusk til dawn sensor. I want to replace the photocell with a toggle switch, however I'm not sure what to do with the white wire. In the photocell box there is a red wire, black wire, white wire, and a ground wire (which isn't hooked up) I'm assuming the black wire is hot, the red wire is to the lights, but where do I hook the white (assuming its neutral) wire? Thanks for any help.

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Replace Photocell with Toggle Switch


Your assumption of the wire colors and where they go is likely correct. That would be standard for a photocell.

Cap the white wire off. That's all. Don't cut it in case you ever do need it later on.

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