How To Wire A Photocell To Control A Light Fixture
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.
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Electrical Repairs Question: How do I to wire a photocell to a key less 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.
Install a Photo Cell to Control Outside Lights
- The recent time change can cause outside light fixtures to be off one hour. Did you know that a photo cell could fix this problem for ever? Simply install a photo cell on the control circuit before the light fixture.
- The photocell must be installed in an outdoor area to get an accurate measurement of daylight to work properly.
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