05:03PM | 11/17/13
I'm on my third photoelectric switch for my light post within 3 years. I buy the Area lighting research module from Lowes for $7 or $8, it works for a year then it quits. It's driving me crazy. It's not easy install and rewire every time it fails. Any ideas? Am I doing something wrong?
Is there a bad batch of modules from China?


10:01AM | 11/20/13
Member Since: 11/17/13
6 lifetime posts
Lowes sells a lot of really cheep brands to keep their prices down and quality it often sacrificed. If you want to purchase electric supplies that last, you are better off purchasing from an electric supply house.

As far as your photocell is concerned, I recommend the Intermatic K4021C. It is slightly more expensive, but you won't have to replace it every year. You can purchase it for $11.94 by following the link above.


09:40PM | 11/21/13
Thanks Tony
I'll keep this model for my next replacement


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.



Post_new_button or Login_button

Rumor has it that painting the porch ceiling a light aqua blue will not only keep insects from nesting (since the blue loo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon