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Defiant Automatic Dusk-to-Dawn Light Control - White
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Defiant

Automatic Dusk-to-Dawn Light Control - White

$5.98 /each

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For indoor or outdoor lights, use the Automatic Dusk-to-Dawn Light Control to have lights turn on at dusk and off at dawn. This light control is ideal for recreating that lived-in look while providing safety, security and convenience. Never come back to a dark home/office again. Designed for use with incandescent bulbs only.

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • Turns incandescent lights on at dusk and off at dawn
  • Use indoor with translucent lamp shades and outdoor with rain-tight enclosures only
  • Compact design fits most enclosed outdoor fixtures
  • Copper prevents corrosion that occurs with aluminum of bulbs
  • Once activated allow 15 minutes for unit to cycle to prevent flickering
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Why won't this device work with CFL bulbs? It works with incandescent bulbs but Obama outlawed those...

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Colorado Springs, CO
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May 3, 2016
CFL bulbs just flicker like crazy and then shut off. I hooked them up last night and the first time they flickered like crazy and then tripped the breaker in the panel. I reset the breaker and then they flickered until they all shut off and one of the brand new bulbs turned brown all around the base. I replaced it with a new bulb and everything just flickered again. I left on for 15 minutes, but everything shut down so I removed the automatic light control devices and went back to controlling the CFLs manually.
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October 25, 2016
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I have heard good things about Philips dusk till dawn CFL bulbs (with photo sensor built-in). Might be worth checking out. http://www.homedepot.com/s/phillips%2520dusk%2520till%2520dawn?NCNI-5
Post note, The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 was signed by President G.W. Bush.
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Norfolk Va
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August 20, 2016
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Some control units, like this one, are designed to work with traditional incandescent bulbs that draw more current that newer LED or compact florescent bulbs. Instead of a mechanical switching contact to turn the bulb off, these use a solid state device that can have a residual "idle current" That is...they don't cut off the current completely. This works fine for incandescent bulbs that need about half Read More
Some control units, like this one, are designed to work with traditional incandescent bulbs that draw more current that newer LED or compact florescent bulbs. Instead of a mechanical switching contact to turn the bulb off, these use a solid state device that can have a residual "idle current" That is...they don't cut off the current completely. This works fine for incandescent bulbs that need about half of their current before the light starts to glow, but with LED and CFL bulbs, this trickle of current is enough to make them glow or flicker or sometimes even cycle on and off. Just be sure that the light controller says on the package that it works with the bulb your matching it with. This is true of dimmer switches also. A dimmer for incandescent bulbs will usually not dim a LED or CFL bulb, but will make it glow brightly at any setting. I hope this helps Read Less
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Mine is blinking, why?

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October 26, 2016
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If your using an led or florescent bulb, they flash. These apparently were designed to work with only the old incandescent light bulbs. The exact same thing happened to me!
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LED works?

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February 13, 2016
will this work with a 40 w LED using only 7.5 watts?

I had earlier version which cost about $7.98 which DID NOT work..
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No. I tried tonight. Turns my LEDs into strobe lights. Great for dancing.
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adjust for dim light. does cutting the sensor tube back let enough light in to turn off under a shaded deck?

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Automatic Dusk-to-Dawn Light Control - White is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poorly made I believe the photocell is poorly made... when I screwed in a bulb the inner ground shell twisted off the two rivets that attach the ground shell. I returned it for credit. Another potential problem is that the direction of photo cell.does not point in the direction of the rising or setting sun and there is no way to correct direction in which it points when the unit is seated.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst product and still being sold at Home Depot Home Depot should read the reviews on the web about the automatic dawn to dusk light control. Most people hate the product and have for a long time. Guess someone at Home Depot is OK with everyone bring back the product.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Its worth the risk I bought two of these controls one for front porch and other for the front of garage. The one in front of garage works great but the front porch one does not. I guess location has a lot to do with it. The flickering will stop just leave it slone.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Deal or No deal This sensor is so good, I have to return it to Home Depot. It turn light on soon after I installed it. It should turn on only when it dark and turn off when day light come.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why? Why even sell this, when for a few pennies more you can get the CFL and LED capable model? Had to return to exchange for the correct model.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work The item did not work out of the packaging. At best it would flicker the light when it was dark out. Total piece of junk
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not so good. Does not work very good. Blinks continuously. Lost packaging and can't return it? I do have receipt.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I had three out four of these break on me right out of the package. Do not buy this product. I had three out four of these break on me right out of the package. Do not buy this product.
Date published: 2016-11-27
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