J > Anyone know of a photocell light adapter (to implement dusk-to-dawn on/off
J > on an existing light fixture) that doesn't cut the light output of the bulb
J > (at least not significantly)?
J > I've tried these screw-in adapters from the hardware stores and they work,
J > but they bring the light output of a 100-watt bulb down to about that of a
J > 60-watt bulb (or maybe even less). I've tried using a 150-watt utility bul
J > and that didn't make any difference.
Doubt if you're going to find one (watch the next post say
otherwise!). The "problem" is the photocell is an electronic device
with quite a bit of resistance to it.
As you probably have found any "light bounce" inside the globe will
cut the photosensor -- assuming it's the 'variable' type and not the
strictly on/off like most built-ins. Minimize any internally
reflected light; some sort of hood may help. The hood might
'backfire' in that the light will be turned on at an earlier time and
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