I guess it possible your "new" photo cell could be bad. Bypass the photo cell and see if light works
What's strange is that the new photocell worked for about one hour after the sun went down. Now, it doesnt work. Could it have been overloaded?I guess it possible your "new" photo cell could be bad. Bypass the photo cell and see if light works
After you turn off the breaker:What's strange is that the new photocell worked for about one hour after the sun went down. Now, it doesnt work. Could it have been overloaded?
These are the ones i got: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B073WNY39V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Have you tried connecting your light directly and bypassing the photocell? This will confirm your light is working and the problem is the photocell.
What photocell did you get?
You mention 2 blacks. I have a black, red and white feeding the box. Which do I connect and which do I leave unconnected?To bypass the photocell connect both blacks together at the photocell location leaving the black and red from the photocell out.
I think your problem is upstream.
Correct, don't need to do anything with the white to bypass the photocell.And I would leave the white wire unconnected? (Just making sure... don't want to burn down the house)
There's your problem right there. "Sold by <jackasses> and Fulfilled by Amazon".
Heres one that would work for OP... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B000P0HBJS/There's your problem right there. "Sold by and Fulfilled by Amazon".
I'm acquainted with uxcell; they're hardly the worst of the chinese junkstream coming off Alibaba, and I use their stuff for low voltage... but they definitely don't have any business selling components that get used in AC mains wiring. Welcome to the world of cheap online junk.
Generally things "Sold by and ships from Amazon.com" are a step in the right direction, but they have a ginormous counterfeit problem because of commingling (Amazon commingles their own stock). You're really better off buying UL listed products at the local home store, or online *from* the local home store.