I'm seeking a 24 hour timer which compensates for DST and day lengths to
replace an old motor driven timer, the kind with little screw clamped
switch trippers on the outer edge of a disk rotating once every 24 hours.
It's a pain to have to adjust those trippers as the seasons change.
I know photoelectric switches could be used, but it is in a large
building with lots of lights outside and the wiring effort would
probably cost more than a replacement timer if what I'm looking for is
On Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:32:27 PM UTC-4, Jeff Wisnia wrote:
gee i never reset the trippers, i just rotate the knob to reset the time.
i have my timer to enable lights from 6am to midnite, then have fed the timer output to a light detector on the pole.
over time the timer has gotten very noisey.
i now use LED lamp on pole light. looking at the wattage of the timer. its near the wattage of my LED bulb.....
its approaching the time to do what my neighbor did. turn the LED lamp on forever and forget about it
We had a similar situation at our HOA and after years of screwing with
timers, I finally declared a mutiny and put in photo eyes. In the end
the labor was minuscule compared to what we were spending on timers.
You forgot to mention power failures that totally screw up the timer.
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