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Model # 18265

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Automatic Light Control

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$11.96 /each




Model # 18265

Internet # 203716763

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.

  • Automatically turns light on at dusk and off at dawn
  • Works with incandescent, LED, and CFL bulbs
  • Use indoor/outdoor with rain-tight light fixtures
  • Easy installation
  • Saves energy and money
  • Simple and quick installation - no wiring or timer needed

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Light Control 
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Dimmer/Lighting/Control Part/Accessory 
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90 Day Limited Warranty 


Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bought for security reasons There has been a lot of crime in my neighborhood as of late. These photo cells will help in deterring the individuals who cause the problem. If you work at night these cells are for you. November 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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. March 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works wonderfully I bought two of these and put them in the outside light fixtures on either side of the front door. They went in easily and have worked like a charm. The lights come on at dusk and off at dawn and I no longer worry if someone has left them on all day. November 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Product, but not the least expensive This product works well, however, it may take several physical adjustments of the "light pipe" shroud. The hole diameter on the light pipe can be drilled bigger to fine-tune the sensor so that it doesn't stay on too long in the daytime or go on too early in the night time. These aren't the most economical devices, but they seem to be built well and they work good. They work well with LED bulbs too, which will save you some money in the long run. December 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Acts like a strobe light when used with an LED bulb The product picture does not look like the part I received. The part I received has one side showing a printed circuit board. It looks like the plastic cover is missing. Was I shipped a used or returned part? When used with an LED bulb the dusk to dawn turns off the bulb every 3 seconds providing a strobe light effect. Made in China part claims to work with LED bulbs. September 21, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Did not work These dusk-to-dawn light controls did not work in my outside fixture. I installed them with LED bulbs. Would not come on. This specific product was more expensive than others out there. I shipped them back the next day. December 10, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Few work So far I've bought five of these over the last two years. Two have actually worked fine, only worked about a year then quit working. Two didn't do anything except stay on all day and night. One worked but when I unscrewed the control out of the socket, the bottom piece which makes contact with the light socket just fell out making it useless. January 15, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Flickers if you use a fluorescent light bulb I put it in my outside side garage light that has a fluorescent bulb. It flickered and looks like a strobe light and drives you crazy. The eye/sensor was facing the garage when I screwed it in and that caused it to think it was dark and the light came on way too early. The excessive length caused the bulb to hang down really far below the fixture and looks ridiculous! I switched to a smaller halogen bulb, but still hangs down too far and still looks ridiculous below the fixture. I decided to purchase an expensive LED, which is a lot smaller bulb and it would not turn on at all! Using a halogen bulb is really expensive and defeats the purpose of saving money. Did no one ever think to test it with several types of bulbs? Back to the drawing board! August 14, 2014
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