Yard Light Sensor-Direction

jerry8aSeptember 3, 2013

Yard Light Sensor

My yard light is controlled by a light sensor that was installed in the pole some years ago. I live in Indianapolis, IN and would like to know the preferred direction the light sensor should be pointing. Because of the sensor�s pole mounting, it is difficult to experiment with different positions.

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Jerry

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Ron Natalie

It doesn't really matter as long as the light from the light it is controlling (or some other artificial source) isn't shining on it in a way that will confuse it. Often you can either move or put a small shutter (or tape) to block off the unwanted interference.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 7:00PM
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jerry8a

Thanks for your return. My sensor is pointing north and my yard light turns on too early, so I thought a different placement of the sensor might balance out the cycle.

Jerry

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 8:25PM
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Ron Natalie

You can try (also check to see if it doesn't in fact have something partially obscuring the sensor or if there isn't some adjustement that can be made.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 8:53PM
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