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Can I use a Mercury Vapor Light with a Dusk to Dawn Control?

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I have a dusk to dawn light that takes 175 watt Mercury Vapor bulb.

Electrical Question from Cheryl about Troubleshooting

Received from Cheryl a Homeowner in Arrington, VA

Question: I have a dusk to dawn light that takes 175 watt Mercury Vapor bulb.

The light went out a week ago and I had someone replace the photo sensor and the bulb. The light lit up at dawn but was not as bright as it should have been and then the second night, it never came on at all.

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