Mini Dusk 2 Dawn (Photocell)

Hi,
I'm looking for a sensor smaller than the standalone versions you get from the electrical wholesalers.
Has anyone seen one of these for sale anywhere?
Thanks
Neil
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I think Ring do one about the size of 2 matchboxes which I have seen from time to time in the sheds.
Depending on why you want a small one, there is the type with a small sensor on a flying lead containing only the light dependant resistor, and the rest of the electronics in a larger box. Another type is a small box, about the size of a matchbox, which mounts inside an appliance with a perspex light pipe an inch or so long which protrudes to the outside for sensing.
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Check out www.roycethompson.com for a full range of photcells designed for installtion in lanterns. I think you are looking for a cell called an ER12HN thats small and will fit in most lanterns only requires a 20mm hole cut in lantern and sticks through about 5mm.
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Thanks might be just what i need. :o)
Neil

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No probs mate i know all about photocells because i work in streetlighting and we use quite a few off them everyday.
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Jon,
A question that has been nagging me for a little while... What happens to the old street lamps? The ones that get felled by wayward motorists, or simply get too old... Do they get used as donor's, scrapped or sold to the public? I always thought that they would make good outside lights around our house...
Colin
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Well if a lighting column has been involved in a road traffic acident and removed the steel ones get weighed in,concrete columns are disposed off. The actual lanterns that are removed usually just get skipped unless we salvage some parts from them for spares. If you ask ur local streetlighting depot im sure they would have a few old lanterns going spare.
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I've got this picture in my mind of your front driveway, lined with lamp columns all bent in different directions. Could be quite artistic I suppose ;-)
The cast iron gaslamp columns (which doesn't mean they ever supported a gas lantern) are often sold to specialists who make up new authentic lanterns to mount on them.
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