Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bryan Fit perfectly in luminaire.
I had to replace a damaged photocell on a Lithonia Model OLAW23 53K 120 PE BZ area light and this one fit the opening and nested into the wiring compartment without much trouble.
July 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Virginian Bad quality, not suited for outside use
I installed it for outside light and after the first rain the water got inside and now it is always on, day and night. Very poor quality specially that this sensor is designed for outside use. Very disappointed.
October 1, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Elyranger Just okay
Need to be very carful when installing. When wiring, any pulling on the photocell wires will pop off the side panel of the unit. This happened to me and it pulled the sensor completely out the the housing. I installed the photocell facing facing north but it turns the light on way too early.
September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gadget Perfect For Coach Lights
I have a pair of coach lights on each side of my garage door. My wife likes to have them on at night for security and to highlight our address in case of emergency. Too often, we either forgot to turn them on at sundown or, more frequently, to turn them off in the morning. This small sensor is the perfect, no maintenance solution. Installation is simple and now we simply leave the switch on, knowing the sensor will handle the chore no matter when the sun rises or sets.
BTW, by "simple" install I mean a half hour or so. In my case it involved removing one light (usually the one closest to the switch) fiddling with placement options for the sensor (I have a very shallow box behind the fixture), determine where to drill a hole in the lamp base for the sensor, then reassembling with the sensor wired in line with the original wiring per the simple instructions on the packaging.
January 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rob Failed Two Time
Worked as advertised when installed. Failed, replaced and failed again less than four months.
September 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DFD2312 Works perfectly
I bought two photo cells at another store to replace my old ones that no longer worked. One lasted less than a week, and other less than two weeks. Worst of all, they failed in the off position leaving my porch in the dark on Halloween. I returned them both and bought these Defiant photo cells at HD. They have worked perfectly since I installed them almost 7 months ago. They turn on reliably at dusk and off at dawn. The lights are on either side of my front door and they turn on and off within minutes of each other. I'm very pleased with these photo cells.
May 31, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Needstorage Not quite what I expected
Overall quality of the product is good, but the photo cell energizes about an hour earlier and stays on about an hour later than I would like ultimately using unnecessary electricity
September 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frustrated Not for me
I bought one of these to repair an outside lamp because the original sensor died after several years. Brought it home and hooked it up. The bulb burned bright for several minutes and then went out. It never came back on after several hours in the dark. Took it back and bought another. Hooked it up , the light came on and stayed on for an hour even though there was plenty of light to shut it off. I'm taking it back this morning and won't try another from HD. I'm glad several people had a good experience with them but I didnt. The quality control (if any!) at the Chinese factory where they were manufactured must have been on a break when the two I purchased were made.
Off to Lowes now to see if they have a better brand.
December 28, 2014