I have had an outside light for 5 Years. All of a sudden the light quit working.
I put a meter on it and there was power going to the photo cell, when I would
cover the photocell I could hear a clicking sound but there was no power going
to the light bulb.
My pole light photocell failed often. one day i saw a bulb burn out with that white hot incandescent burn out.
i replaced the bulb, and the photcell was dead.
i thought about adding a relay, but then changed to led bulbs. cut power cost:) ended having to replace bulbs, when the led finally dies i probably wouldnt ever have to replace the light sensor,
however my light sensors glass window must not be glass, must be plastic, its getting cloudy and in any low light situation, it turns the pole light o
so i will replace the sensor again
replying to bob haller, FrankieV wrote:
You state that you have several of 'these' to re;place E127584. I have five
outdoor light fixtures that use this photocell. If you know this part, you are
aware the it is mounted through a small hole with a threaded cap. Does your part
fit have the same dimensions as E127584 so that it can be a direct replacement?
Can you provide a picture with dimensions (a data sheet)?
On Sun, 11 Dec 2016 14:17:06 -0800 (PST), email@example.com
Check to see if the plastic lenses on the photocell has discolored
from UV rays. This has happened to a couple of my photocells and I
used plastic headlight polishing compound on them and that did the
I USED to have photocells burn out all the time.........it was a real PIA....
one day i saw the photocell turn on the poll light, which instantly the light went white hot and burned out a new bulb didnt help.........
i replaced the photo cell and a new LED bulb/.
that ended to burned out photocell trouble:)
the high inrush current of incandescent
would take out the light sensors. I was so tired of this hassle i thought about adding a power relay to feed the bulb
but the LED bulbs dont burn out and use nearly no power
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