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GE

Model 18265

Internet #203716763

Automatic Light Control

$10.30 /each
  • 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

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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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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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Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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! August 23, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 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. March 1, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointing product, time consuming continuous adjustments I purchased 6 of these light controls and only opened one! After days of adjusting the filters to activate dusk and dawn on / off I am not satisfied that they will work in the exterior fixtures. The light control filters must all be pointed in the same direction, which is impossible on 6 exterior pole lights. The adjustment filters really don't help and the light is on far earlier than dusk and far later than dawn. Just not a good product for the price, I will be returning all 6 and hoping for a better product (most likely a different brand) January 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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! December 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works well Works a little too well. I have to use the filters to block the light the bulb creates on its own. Without a filter it will keep turning on and then trip itself off. December 22, 2015
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 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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