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ghall 01-10-2011 06:00 PM

Westek Photocontrol help
 
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I have one of these westek photocontrollers controlling my pool light. Recently the light burnt out. I changed the bulb but when it got dark the light didn't come on as before. Do you think when the bulb burnt out it took the sensor out with it?Attachment 28547

kbsparky 01-10-2011 06:04 PM

Could it be that the sensor burned out, and you changed a good bulb?

But to answer your question, yes it is quite possible that a bulb blowing can take out a photocell with it. Especially if the bulb's filament supports short out ... (and I have seen this happen) ...

ghall 01-10-2011 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by kbsparky (Post 567266)
Could it be that the sensor burned out, and you changed a good bulb?

But to answer your question, yes it is quite possible that a bulb blowing can take out a photocell with it. Especially if the bulb's filament supports short out ... (and I have seen this happen) ...

The bulb was definitely burnt out, it was half black and I tested it by screwing it into a fixture for a motion light. Thanks for the response.

frenchelectrican 01-11-2011 01:42 AM

Is this pool luminaire is inside the pool useage or surrounding the pool area ?

If this is actual inpool luminaire they should have a GFCI breaker or dead front receptale { this is a mantory item per NEC code }

That is the other item you may want to check it out as well.

Yeah some high wattage indentsenct bulbs can knock the photocell out of wack which I have see it once a while like that.

Merci.
Marc

ghall 01-11-2011 09:32 AM

I have an electrician coming out Thursday, it appears the last one that installed this in the first place may have cut some corners. There is no GFI involved its just wired direct to the sensor.


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