Outdoor Light Fixture Problem (HPS Wall Pack)

g-mannNovember 30, 2010

I have 2 High Pressure Sodium wall pack fixtures on the outside of my home. They do work only marginally. The problem I have with them is that they come on too soon at dusk, and turn off too late in the morning. This is comparing them with the street lights in the neighborhood. I do know that the problem is with the photo cells (electric eye). Today was a dark cloudy day and they came on at 3:45 in the afternoon and stayed on. The street lights did not. My question is this. Do they make different photo cells that are more or less light sensitive? I will change them if this is the case. And what ones will work to correct this problem?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ron Natalie

Look at the photocell. Some have an adjustment (often just a mechanical shutter) on them. You might also try repositioning it to get it into a better position. Your other option is to just bypass them and put them on a switch or timer.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2010 at 5:31AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
ARGH! no boxes
Went over to my daughter's house to help them change...
Ron Natalie
Too much load for circuit?
I have 200 amp service to the main panel (which has...
Please Critique Low-Volt (Home Automation) Plan/Proposal
GW/Houzz Community, As always, I want to thank this...
Andrew K.
Re-wiring range to service spa
what connectors are appropriate for joining 6-3 NMB...
Replacing dimmer switch: different wire colors on new switch
My DR lights, which are controlled from two switches,...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™