Rated 2 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Oriolesfan Complete garbage
I spent a total of about 3 hours attempting to get this switch to work. I wired it according to the enclosed minimalist instructions, didn't work. I researched online and found that others had to wire it different than the instructions. I tried those suggestions, again, it didn't work. I broke out the multimeter and checked everything, it never switched on or off. I retunred it for a refund and simply plugged my lighting transformer into an outdoor Christmas light timer.
April 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by EERon Malibu Low Voltage Photo Control Model # 8150-9805-01
This product is much more poorly made than the previous model. Although the the older model was more bulky, it lasted much longer than this one did (years instead of weeks). The instructions are not clear. Especially for installation on their older transformers that only have 2 terminals instead of 3. Within two weeks it failed and the lights would not turn off. I was suspucious of the quality when I purchased it . Out of the 4 packages in the rack, 3 of them had been opened and returned with the package taped shut. I purchased the only unopened package and it lasted less than 2 weeks. Not a good sign.
November 11, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Brad Works well but instructions might not be correct.
I hooked this up with a Malibu 300 watt power supply based on the instructions that came with the photo sensor and I could not get it to work. The instructions say to hook up the wires to A, B and C on the power supply with C being the black with red wire from the photo sensor. The instructions also say to connect your lights to B and C on the power supply. After a couple hours, I found an article on another website that said to actually connect the lights to A and B instead of B and C. After making that change, everything worked great.
July 29, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Joeray Photo Control Will Not Work
I bought this Malibu photo control to turn my landscape lights off and on after dark. I have a Malibu by Intermatic ML300TW Power Pack or transformer. I could not get the photo control to work, so I contacted Malibu and Internatic. I was told that this photo control would not work with my power pack, even though they both are labeled Malibu. I had to destroy the photo control package to get it out so returning it to Home Depot will not work.
May 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by EdLV Quality Suspect
This is the third unit I've installed in the last 3 years. Old version wasn't too good. New version (smaller ballast) doesn't seem to be much better.
June 25, 2013