How To Wire A Photocell To Control A Light Fixture
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How do I to wire a photocell to a light fixture? A photocell can be used to control outdoor lights when installing into the electrical wiring as described here.
Photocell Wiring for a Light Fixture
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Photocell Electrical Wiring for a Outdoor Light Fixtures
- A photocell is wired the same way as a regular switch except that most 120 volt photocells requires a neutral wire to operate.
- The key less light fixture has the same wiring requirements as a regular 120 volt light fixture which is one neutral and one hot wire or power source. I’m assuming that this is a classroom project because a key less light fixture is not rated for outdoor use and a photocell is usually used to control outside light fixtures which is beneficial for automatic switching for fixtures.
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