Asked by: Maties Schmiedl
asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th February, 2020

Will LED bulbs work with photocells?

Though I have only one data point, it appears that LEDs are not recommended for fixtures with photocells because the current constantly flows through the bulbs. This is because the photocell requires a little bit of energy to determine when it is daylight and when it is night.

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Also, do LED bulbs work with motion sensors?

The answer is yes. LED lights can work with motion sensors with the right configurations. A lot of lighting technologies today make use of motion sensors attached to LEDs. These luminaries monitor movement in a given area, lighting up when movement is detected.

Additionally, how do photocells work in lights? Photocell. A photocell is a resistor that changes resistance depending on the amount of light incident on it. A photocell operates on semiconductor photoconductivity: the energy of photons hitting the semiconductor frees electrons to flow, decreasing the resistance. (Right) A simple light-level-detection circuit.

In respect to this, how do you wire a photocell to an LED?

CAUTION: BLACK WIRE IS 120 VOLTS, SO TURN OFF SWITCH OR CIRCUIT BREAKER. Connect sensor's black wire to black wire coming from house. Connect red sensor wire to light's black wire . Connect all 3 white wires (from house, from sensor and from light) together.

Can one photocell control multiple lights?

A single photo control device can turn on and off multiple fixtures on a circuit. This means you can have one photocell on the north or south facing wall of a building that controls all wall packs, parking lot lights, or other outdoor fixtures for the space.

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