08:49PM | 09/10/13
Is there a grade difference between photocell switches and if so how do you determine the grade and what is good? I've had a photocell dusk-to-dawn switch installed on some LED rope lighting for a few years and the switch failed. I replaced it with what looked to be the same type and within a month it has failed. The photocell input is 120v, after the photocell is a transformer that drops the voltage for the LED lights. Because the photocell has failed my lights are not on 24 hours each day. I can easily replace the failed switch with another but I want a long term solution.


01:18PM | 09/15/13
I understand the load issue and agree. It seems that power surges was blowing my photocell. The previous photocell lasted about 5 years and it was designed for outdoor use but adding protection from the weather is a good idea. I've ordered an Industrial Grade photocell and will install it next week with some weather protection, hopefully this will do the trick


04:38PM | 06/22/14
Used an Acetek photocell from a range called CellOptik they are designed for use with LED's and transformers.


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