yes, on at dark off in daylight. IF the cell is located near other light sources, the controlled light might cycle on and off or not turn on at night. Move the photo or the light, which ever is easier. I resolved both issue's and reinstalled the lamp. OR place the optional photocell cover over the photocell light . If the fixture cycles on and off, please attach the photocell cover included in the package to avoid flickering according to the user manual. Thanks for the ideas. First thought was bad lamp. 0 0. stardust256. MH and HPS ballasts will cycle on and off as they heat/cool when the ballast goes. Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question . In these cases, the cell must be repositioned away from all light sources. The outdoor light controllers will cause the unit to cycle on and off at night. The photocell can be used at dusk to turn on the system while the timer turns it off at a desired time: 10pm, 12am, 2am, etc. To test “turn on” during daytime, cover its eye with JL-103-SC or other opaque material. The time clock keeps the lights off regardless of the photocell. Make sure that the light from the fitting doesn't affect the photocell, otherwise it will "cycle" on & off. Light cycles ON and OFF continuously Photocell light sensor is sens-ing reflected light Relocate light fixture to a location where there is no eflectr ed light. Like you, I did the same the thing: I cleaned the automatic light sensor only to find no difference in performance. 1/2" CdS photocell. It is most annoying when it goes off because it's difficult to see in the backyard. Hi, I had to replace the light fixture on an outdoor light with a photo cell switch so that the light comes on automatically at dusk. That's why you gotta sit there for 20 minutes after you fire them up to check for bad ones. Photocell Adjust 2 x Push Solid Green Each Push cycles through photocell levels Green flashes indicate 3 sensitivity settings: Low: 1 Flash Med: 2 Flashes High: 3 Flashes Solid Red for Photocell disabled. Photocell Functions: Dusk to Dawn. Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. ALION Photocell switches are used turning exterior lights on at sunset and off at dawn. Photocell On/Off: When enabled, the sensor will force the load OFF after the light level has exceeded the selected photocell setpoint for at least a minute. 5.0 out of 5 stars 1. I guess those are also readily available b… FREE Shipping by Amazon. Customer reply replied 13 years ago. You can also set the timer to turn the system back on in the morning, say around 5am so that you can appreciate it when you wake up. The lighting will then be turned off when the total light level rises above a separate preset level. The fixture also has a photocell. For further testing cover the photo control completely with black tape or another dark material to simulate night conditions. When you are testing the photocell, be sure to turn on the power (load will come on) and wait up to 5 minutes for the photocell to switch load off. Replaced lamp but this didn't resolve the issue. Jumboscruit. Photo Sensor Controlled Outlet (turns on or Off at Daylight or Nightime): If you look around, it is very easy to find a photoelectric sensor switches that shuts off lights during the day. If a photocell is not functioning correctly the burner may cycle on and off or shutdown randomly. 11pm (timer off). 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High-bay lights universal voltage AC100-277V,50 / 60Hz. eBay. Light On Photocell Switch goes on and off. I figured then that the automatic light sensor needed replacing. Is the light on a photocell that turns it on at dark and back off at daylight? Shanghai Lipu Electric Lighting Co., Ltd -LIPU LIGHTINGLP-404 photocellOn-off Levels:10~20Lx On(Dusk); 30~60Lx Off(Dawn)Ambient Temp. Most new photocells are compatible with CFLs (check the package of the photocell for compatibility). 96. The photocell (the little eye that "sees" the light or lack of it) is too close to the light you are trying to control. Keep in mind that the light level will be maintained at the sensor and not necessarily at the work surface. $27.96 $ 27. CSLU-Tool AC 110V 10A Auto On Off Photocell Light Switch Photoswitch Light Sensor Switch. An operator cover made of brushed aluminium also provides the SupraMatic with a very elegant appearance. Get it as soon as Fri, Jan 8. 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