photocell capacity

I am planning to use a photocell (eg Screwfix cat no 11330, max load capacity 5A) to trigger 6 external lights. These will be low-energy 16w 2-D fittings. Will this work, or do I need a specific type of photocell to drive these?
Thanks for any help.
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It should state whether it's suitable for low energy and or fluorescent loads, as many are not. And it's not just a question of the current handling capacity.
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I'd suspect that one is "a flasher" (search back on this ng). It bleeds a little current through the lamps to power the photocell circuit. It'll work, but occasionally this current is enough to trigger a flash from one of the lamps. Using a simple relay would avoid this.
Ignore me if anyone has tried it, with this particular unit.
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I suspect you may be right Andy, but I also think that the current through the relay will not be enough to feed the little bleeder ;-), such circuits need a 60W or so incandescent to work.
To the OP, if you buy this and it has a neutral connection then it sounds ok, if not then beware. If it turns out not to have a neutral, then you would need a 60W incandescent load in the circuit too, not very energy efficient tho.
I had a look at ones on tlc but they have minimal info of this point too. btw: My experience relates to PIRs not 'photcells'.
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wrote:

Apart from the concerns raised by others 2D lights are very lethargic about getting up to full brightness especially in cold weather when they can take 5 or 10 minutes to get a decent light output. Unless you expect the lights to be on for a long time incandescent may well be a better choice.
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