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Steps to install a photocell sensor

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Update time : 2023-12-19 09:52:37

What is a photocell sensor?

Photocell sensor is a fixture that is additionally added in outdoor lights such as LED street lights, LED flood lights, and other LED lights. The device simply detects  the amount of ambient light to turn the light off and on. Once the photocell sensor detects a low enough light level, it will turn on the lights, or conversely, an increase in external light level will turn off the light. 

This is an efficient feature that helps in reducing unnecessary power consumption by allowing the outdoor lights to turn off when they are not required. 


Photocell sensor will not work in daytime?
Of course not. On the contrary, the controller allows the light to glow in the daytime also. For instance, the device might not work if the weather outside is shady or cloudy during the day hours. This is because storm or rainfall does not let the sensor send signals to the lights to illuminate.

How to install a photocell sensor?
Step 1: Turn off power at the circuit breaker. Shut off the main breaker in the electrical panel. Turn on the outdoor light switch, check again whether the power is off, and make sure it is not turned on.
Step 2: Check the fixture, such as twist-lock phtocell sensor which is compatible with the photocontrol
receptacle, twist-lock photocell shorting cap (short a twist-lock photocontrol receptacle).

Step 3: Twist photocell shorting cap anticlockwise and pull it out.

Step 4: Push the photocell sensor on and twist it clockwise to lock it into the receptacle.

Step 5: Do a final check. Turn on the lights and ensure that the sensor is responding correctly or not. It should let the light go off automatically when detecting external light. You can use a flashlight or other luminous device to simulate sunlight, or use a mask to simulate a dark night environment. If the photocell sensor doesn't work well, then check and do it properly.

photocell sensor installation into receptacle

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