Model # 18265

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GE Automatic Light Control
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GE

Automatic Light Control

  • Automatic lighting control turns on at dusk and off at dawn
  • For use indoor/outdoor with rain-tight light fixtures
  • Saves energy by reducing operating time automatically
$10.29 /each

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Add safety and security to your home with the GE Automatic Light Control. The light control saves energy with light sensing technology which automatically turns lights on at dusk and off at dawn, reducing operating hours. It works with incandescent, LED, and CFL bulbs. Use indoors or out with rain-tight light fixtures. No timers or complicated wiring needed. Simply attach the light-sensing socket to the light fixture, insert the bulb, and enjoy automated lighting while at home or away-provides additional security and convenience in seconds. This product comes with a 90-day limited warranty.

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How do you attach light pipe to dawn to dusk screw in adapter?

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Wendy
Edmond, OK
July 23, 2013
Mine doesn't click on or attach in anyway even though a light pipe came with the adapter. I see no way of attaching it unless I super glue it to the adapter. Without the adapter the lights flicker and come off and on at different times.
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October 27, 2016
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The light pipes are friction-fit adapters. They slip over the sensor. For the half-moon adapter, try different orientations.
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January 24, 2014
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You need to pull off the light-pipe which comes already attached to the unit when it is new. After you do this, it should become obvious how the other light-pipe needs to be attached. It is just a slide-on press-fit piece of plastic, just carefully pull on it, and it should release.
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Bloomington, MN, USA
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December 10, 2013
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On the ones I bought, the light pipe just attached as "press-fit" over the sensor. It doesn't "click" on or snap on, it just slides over the end of the sensor. You need to pull off the half-moon shaped light-pipe first before putting on a different light pipe.
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Memphis, TN, USA
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November 19, 2013
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I did not use the light pipe. I assume they exist to block stray lighting that might deceive the mechanism and I do not have that problem.
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July 26, 2013
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Hello Wendy and thank you for your question.
The GE Automatic Dusk to Dawn Lighting Control (Model # 18265) has a 1/2" pipe (in front of the sensor) for sun detection when the sun is directly in front of the sensor. This pipe can be removed. The pipe fits into the sensor by “pushing in” or “pulling out” of the edging around the sensor. It should not be glued into place; only push it back into the Read More
Hello Wendy and thank you for your question.
The GE Automatic Dusk to Dawn Lighting Control (Model # 18265) has a 1/2" pipe (in front of the sensor) for sun detection when the sun is directly in front of the sensor. This pipe can be removed. The pipe fits into the sensor by “pushing in” or “pulling out” of the edging around the sensor. It should not be glued into place; only push it back into the original position (the pipe comes installed from the factory).
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Could this device be used with an outdoor ceiling fan that has a white globe?

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Winston Salem, NC
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December 4, 2013
I am trying to find a device to use for security purposes on my screen porch. I have an outdoor ceiling fan with a white globe on the porch. I wondered if this device would work with the globe or if the globe would prevent if from being able to sense the change in light? I am currently using the device in an outside door light fixture and am very pleased with it's performance!
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January 24, 2014
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You will first have to make sure that the light bulb and the dusk-to-dawn control will fill inside the white globe, because it may not. The globe would likely cause some unusual light reflections back into the light sensor, causing the light to go "on" and "off" on a regular basis during the night time. You will likely need to make adjustments to the light pipe to get it work. FYI - You can alway use a Read More
You will first have to make sure that the light bulb and the dusk-to-dawn control will fill inside the white globe, because it may not. The globe would likely cause some unusual light reflections back into the light sensor, causing the light to go "on" and "off" on a regular basis during the night time. You will likely need to make adjustments to the light pipe to get it work. FYI - You can alway use a drill bit to modify the hole size on the light pipe to suit your needs. You will just need to experiment with it. Read Less
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December 10, 2013
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You will just need to try it using the different light pipes provided. I had an issue with the one I bought because the clear glass globe it was mounted in was reflecting some of the light back into the sensor, but after installing the light pipe and adjusting the hole size using a drill bit, I got it to work fine. It still randomly shuts the light off a few times a night, but it is only for 5-10 Read More
You will just need to try it using the different light pipes provided. I had an issue with the one I bought because the clear glass globe it was mounted in was reflecting some of the light back into the sensor, but after installing the light pipe and adjusting the hole size using a drill bit, I got it to work fine. It still randomly shuts the light off a few times a night, but it is only for 5-10 seconds, but it isn't very often, so I don't worry about it. Read Less
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December 8, 2013
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Hey honeysmom.
This dusk to dawn sensor will not fit into the globe with the bulb as this essentially would make bulb much too long. If it was a globe that it would fit in then it would make it dark quicker and light later, leaving lights on longer than normal.
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Does it work with LED bulbs?

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September 26, 2015
Does this work with a led bulb as well? Have you tried it?
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November 3, 2015
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Yes
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September 28, 2015
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Yes, this Automatic Light Control is compatible with LED bulbs. It also works with incandescent and CFL bulbs. If you have any further questions please feel free to respond or contact us through phone or email. Jasco Products Tech Support(Manufacturer)
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May 7, 2015
Does the auto light control if you light has a frosted glass and not clear?
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May 8, 2015
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Ridgefield, the light control has no way to know if the bulb is frosted or not, it will operate the light regardless. Jasco Products Tech Support (Manufacturer)
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May 7, 2015
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Yes, the auto light control will work no matter if the light bulb is frosted or not.
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Automatic Light Control is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a good item I tried this item with all but 1 light pipe. At night, with no light pipe, it would cycle about every 90 seconds (on then off), with the half-moon pipe, it would cycle about every minute. With the large, round light pipe, it started to work properly then it started to stay on continuously, even with the sun directly on it. Have not tried the small pipe but it can't be any worse than the large one. I do not recommend it. If I can find the receipt, I will return it.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I was not able to make it work Tried to use it for a patio fixture, for some strange reasons the opening of the light sensor always faced the wall when screwed in and wasnt getting enough light to turn it off during the day. So I was not anle to use it.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Just what we were looking for ....a way to turn the outside garage lights on and off - dusk to dawn - with a photocell socket. economical and works great!
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from automatic light control Works perfectly on my covered deck. Compatible with the new CFL bulbs.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works fine works fine
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't work so well Tried to install on a deck light to make it a night light. I could not get it to turn off during midday sunlight.
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointing I am trying to use it for a compact fluorescent light. The light never goes off. It is noon now with bright sunlight. I am going to cut the shielding protective of the photosensor to try to get more light to the photosensor in an effort to make it work. You would think in this day and age of energy shortage, and expensive energy a switch like this could and would be available.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Automatic Light Control The sensor on this is quite large and it worked in an area that I needed a dusk to dawn exterior light. Other models did not work and would run 24x7 as a result. This sensor was so sensitive that it picks up the indirect light in this tough spot and works great. It also comes with fitting to reduce the light coming ionto the sensor if you are in a well lit area. A great buy!
Date published: 2015-12-22
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