Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 34
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Batteringram Better photocell than square one
Replaced 3 old photocell with 3 of these, I liked the swivel feature, they sit under roof overhang so some lights were turning on earlier, now they all turn on at same time. I also like that this unit now handles as much wattage as the old ones I replaced.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pat1 This Photocell is doing a great job !!
The installation of the Photocell was very easy, just follow directions and use common sense.
August 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lightmisser Bring on da light!!
Seems to work just fine, does exactly what it says that it would.
June 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Edwam0109 All Plastic but it works
All plastic. The washer cracked as it was was being installed. Fortunately the electrician had a replacement part.
This photocell has only in use for a month. So far so good.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jericho Photocell that works
The item works great and I will buy more soon.
No issues with installing and directions were fine.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boduv Exactly what I needed
easy install, low cost, performs as needed. purchased second one for another fixture
April 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Quick installation
The photocell that came with the floodlight I bought was cheap and didn't work under the eave of my garage, leaving the lights on all day. I originally installed this one between the lights, but it didn't work because the lights were so bright at night that the reflection off of the underside of the eave caused the photocell to turn the light on and off repeatedly all night long (something I thought would probably happen because of the location).
So, I bought a mount and installed the photocell around the corner, where the light from the floodlight would not affect it. It works great now, turning on right at dusk and turning off at dawn. The sensitivity of the photocell is good enough that it works properly in the morning even though it's facing West.
The installation instructions were very easy to follow, but they are printed right on the side of the photocell itself. Not a big deal except that there is a big silver sticker on the side of the photocell that stays there (tried to get it off, but very sticky). It has a plastic casing and plastic swivel joint which would probably not hold up well to bumps or constant adjustments, but I installed it high and out of the way and don't need to adjust it because it works perfectly.
Definitely a good purchase.
January 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BadOne Works
The Hampton Bay lights sold by Home Depot with built in sensors that are "on at dusk off at dawn" are total junk. They are LED killers and CF killers. This one has a built in delay that eliminates that strobe effect that happens at dawn with the Hampton Bay junk which kills your bulbs. I actually drilled a hole in the mounting plate of my light fixture and mounted this thing. It solved the problem. Some might say it looks odd, personally I don't think it looks bad mounted that way, it looks very functional, and it is. I am going to try the Defiant ez346 next time as it is just a button type, but as for this one, well in a tricky location you can aim it for optimum performance and...problem solved.
November 23, 2015