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Best Photocells in 2020

Photocell technology is a great addition to your outdoor commercial lighting fixtures, like flood lights, wall packs and parking lit lights. Photocells turn the lights on at dusk and off at dawn. They are essential for Dusk to Dawn lighting. Models include button photocells that twist into an existing fixtures Nema socket. These sockets are either 3, 5 or 7 pin.

Hardwired photocells include wires that allow you to re-route your incoming power. These effectively creates a switch that automatically turns your lights on and off.

Best Rated Button Photocells for 2020

#1 MyLEDLightingGuide - XtremeAmazing Pack of 2 Dusk to Dawn Outdoor Hard-Wired Post Eye Electric Resistor Photocell Light C

XtremeAmazing Pack of 2 Dusk to Dawn Outdoor Hard-Wired Post Eye Electric Resistor Photocell Light Control Sensor Button Switch LED HID CFL JL-103A

81 Reviews
  • Rated Voltage: 110~130Vac,Rated Frequency: 50/60Hz,Rated Loading: 500WTungsten,850VABallast,Operate Level: 10~20Lx On / 30~60Lx Off
  • Outdoor light controllers for automate lights, lamp posts or lanterns in the driveway and entryway so that your house will be well-lit
  • Outdoor lighting remote control can sense the amount of sunlight and automatically switches on at dusk and off at dawn,Save electricity and save things
  • Remote Control Light Sensor: heavy-duty case to protect elements ,can dustproof,waterproof
  • Approved By UL CERTIFIED,Ensure safety
#2 MyLEDLightingGuide - Woods 59408WD Outdoor Hard-Wired Post Eye Light Control with Photocell Light Sensor

Woods 59408WD Outdoor Hard-Wired Post Eye Light Control with Photocell Light Sensor

1,198 Reviews
  • Replaces existing photocells and automatically turns lights on at dusk and off at dawn
  • EASILY Mounts in 5/8-inch hole (3/8-inch NPT pipe thread)
  • Compatible with incandescent, halogen, CFL, LED, halogen, mercury vapor, high pressure sodium
  • UL and cull listed for safety and quality assurance
  • RATINGS: 120Vac, 60Hz, 1800W Tungsten, 1100VA Magnetic Ballast, 5A Electronic Ballast
#3 MyLEDLightingGuide - 120 Volt Dusk to Dawn Photocell Photoeye Light Sensor Switch, Auto On/Off, Use with Fluorescent, Inc

120 Volt Dusk to Dawn Photocell Photoeye Light Sensor Switch, Auto On/Off, Use with Fluorescent, Incandescent or LED Bulbs, Use in light posts and poles

86 Reviews
  • ✅ CONTROL: This 120V photocell switch automatically turn lights on at dusk and off at dawn. Save energy!
  • ✅ TYPE: Switch Type SPST-NC (single-pole, single-throw, normally closed) bimetallic photoelectric switch.
  • ✅ COMPATIBILITY: Use with LED, fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. Use in light poles and posts to auto control light.
  • ✅ APPLICATIONS: Controls parking lots and walkway lighting, post lamps, pole lanterns, coach and entry way porch lights
  • ✅ WHY US: Every one of our carefully designed and tested products is backed with a minimum 2-year warranty. Enjoy our free returns as well on all your purchases.
#4 MyLEDLightingGuide - Woods 59413 59413WD Outdoor Conduit Lighting Control With Photocell and Swivel Mount (Hardwired, Bla

Woods 59413 59413WD Outdoor Conduit Lighting Control With Photocell and Swivel Mount (Hardwired, Black)

883 Reviews
  • ENERGY-SAVING OUTDOOR LIGHT CONTROLLER: the photocell in the outdoor lighting control charges using sunlight and automatically switches on lights at dusk and off at dawn, giving you energy savings and convenience without the need for manual operation
  • EASY-TO-USE OUTDOOR LIGHTS CONTROL WITH SWIVEL BASE: the swivel base of the outdoor light control can be positioned at the precise spot, focusing light on where you need it to be is effortless
  • SMART OUTDOOR MOTION LIGHT CONTROL: the delay feature in the outdoor motion sensor light control prevents the accidental triggering off the light due to a stray animal, the headlights of a passing car or lightning
  • VERSATILE OUTDOOR LIGHT CONTROLS: this outdoor lighting control is great for controlling outdoor lighting on walkways, driveways; the outdoor lighting control is compatible LED, CFL, fluorescent, incandescent and other types of bulbs
  • OUTDOOR LIGHT CONTROLLER WITH SWIVEL BASE SPECIFICATIONS: AC 120 input voltage; threaded diameter 1.06 inch
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: A leader in a wide variety of electrical cord products, bulk electrical and electronic wire, surge protectors, garden lights, timer products and other accessories. Our Company strives to deliver strong performance every day!
#5 MyLEDLightingGuide - KOOBOOK 2Pcs AC 120-277V Photoelectric Switch Dusk to Dawn Button Flush Mount Photo Control Eye Swit

KOOBOOK 2Pcs AC 120-277V Photoelectric Switch Dusk to Dawn Button Flush Mount Photo Control Eye Switch Light Photocell Sensor

  • This photocell sensor is perfect for street lights, wall packs, barn lights and any other outdoor fixture that you need to have a dusk to dawn feature.
  • The internal environment has an illumination, and the circuit is automatically detected. When the environmental susceptibility changes to a value, it is automatically turned off during the day and automatically turned on at night.
  • Internal IC import components, program control circuit anti-interference design, outdoor same light perception conditions, multiple sensors synchronous opening, induction precision, high sensitivity.
  • Small volume light controller is easy to install.
  • Save energy, safe and reliable, long service life.
#6 MyLEDLightingGuide - Intermatic K4321C 120-Volt Fixed Position Thermal Photocontrol with Wall Plate

Intermatic K4321C 120-Volt Fixed Position Thermal Photocontrol with Wall Plate

426 Reviews
  • Thermal photocontrol on a face plate for effortless dusk-to-dawn on/off control of exterior Lighting, street Lighting, parking lot, pedestrian pathway and landscape Lighting
  • For control of exterior Lighting, street Lighting, parking lot, pedestrian pathway and landscape Lighting
  • Smart delay feature prevents unwanted off switching of lights due to passing car headlights or lightning
  • Features a cadmium sulfide Photocell and a mechanical Bimetal switch
#7 MyLEDLightingGuide - 120-277V LED Photocell Dusk To Dawn Outdoor Swivel Cell Light Control Photocell Sensor (Photocell)

120-277V LED Photocell Dusk To Dawn Outdoor Swivel Cell Light Control Photocell Sensor (Photocell)

199 Reviews
  • A perfect replacement wall pack photocell, postlamp button dusk-to-dawn, flood light photocell or pole light photo sensor in applications where you are using HID, Induction, LED or CFL outdoor lighting systems
  • When you are testing the photocell, be sure to turn on the power (load will come on) and wait up to 5 minutes for the photocell to switch load off. For further testing cover the photo control completely with black tape or another dark material to simulate night conditions. If you can’t cover the control with tape, try covering the photo control with the shipping carton to simulate night conditions.
  • Do not face the photocell into the midday sun. If the photo control is installed on the south side of a building, face the photocell east or west or point the photo control down toward the ground. The best direction to face the photo control is north.
  • Do not face the photocell where it can see artificial light. Light from windows, signs, street lights, etc., will cause the photo control not to switch on. The photo control should not be positioned so that it sees the light it is controlling (or reflected light - like off of your white siding or white painted soffit overhang). These conditions will cause the light to cycle on and off.
  • Do not install the photo control with wires up unless there is NO POSSIBILITY of water entering the photo control around the wires. The photo control must be installed in an approved weatherproof box. Do not attempt to caulk around the wires. Installing a Photocell below the box is WRONG! Photocells installed on top of the Box is RIGHT!
#8 MyLEDLightingGuide - NSi Industries, LLC TORK RKP311 Outdoor 120-Volt Button Photocontrol With Wall Plate - Controls Ligh

NSi Industries, LLC TORK RKP311 Outdoor 120-Volt Button Photocontrol With Wall Plate - Controls Lighting Dusk to Dawn - Compatible with Incandescent/Compact Fluorescent/Halogen/LED

  • AUTOMATE YOUR OUTDOOR LIGHTING: The photocontrol allows your lighting to automatically turn on at dusk and off dawn.
  • APPLICATIONS: Ideal for residential and commercial exterior lighting use including landscape lighting, perimeter security lighting, street lighting, parking lot lighting, pedestrian pathway lighting and signage.
  • CONVENIENT FEATURES: A time delay feature prevents the photocontrol from switching the lights off due to passing car headlights, lightning or other stray light.
  • COMPATIBILITY: The photocontrol is compatible with incandescent, compact fluorescent, halogen and LED lighting products or electrical boxes that utilizes a standard ½-inch connection.
  • INSTALLATION: The photocontrol requires hardwire installation.
  • RATINGS: 120-Volt, 50/60 Hz, 1800-Watt Tungsten and 1100VA Ballast
#9 MyLEDLightingGuide - Solus SPC-688 120V Automatic Dusk to Dawn Photocell Photo Control Light Sensor Switch for Hardwire O

Solus SPC-688 120V Automatic Dusk to Dawn Photocell Photo Control Light Sensor Switch for Hardwire Outdoor Lamp Posts, Works with Most Fixtures and Bulbs, Black

  • SAFETY & SECURITY - This UL Listed Component Switch is safe to use for both commercial and residential outdoor fixtures. Ensures light when it is dark. Keeps surrounding safe and unwanted intruders away.
  • USER-FRIENDLY - Easy to Mount, Easy to Use, and Easy to Change. Works with most fixtures and bulbs for hardwire outdoor lamp posts, only required a 11/16" diameter mounting hole. Automatic sensor means no manual operation.
  • ENERGY SAVING & HASSLE-FREE - Conserve energy as switch comes with a light control sensor that will automatically turn your lights on at dusk and offs at dawn. No more worries.
  • VERSATILE - Compatible with most bulbs: up to 300W Incandescent, 54W LED, 39W Fluorescent, or 100W H.I.D. light bulbs. Maximum Wattage: 120V, Up to 60 Watts.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Premium Quality Product, with 5 year warranty. Customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority. Our US Customer Support Team is always ready and available to assist you.
#10 MyLEDLightingGuide - Multi-Volt 120-277V Outdoor Hard-Wired Button Eye LED Photo Control, Light Sensor, Photosensor is UL

Multi-Volt 120-277V Outdoor Hard-Wired Button Eye LED Photo Control, Light Sensor, Photosensor is UL Listed

29 Reviews
  • Automatically turns lights on at dusk and off at dawn
  • Multi Volt. 120/208/240/277 Input Voltage. Hard Wire into fixture
  • For use on a flat surface of a type 4x enclosure. Rain tight for outdoor applications
  • Use with mercury vapor, sodium vapor, metal halide, CFL, LED, incandescent and halogen bulbs
  • Widely use for standard outdoor light fixtures and electrical boxes and commonly use to control pole lanterns, lawn lights, storefront signage and walkway lighting when the sun goes down and the natural light level becomes low

Best Rated Twist Lock Photocells for 2020

#1 MyLEDLightingGuide - J.LUMI YCA1008 Twist Lock Photocell for Outdoor Light, Blue, Electronic Type, Photocell for Outdoor

J.LUMI YCA1008 Twist Lock Photocell for Outdoor Light, Blue, Electronic Type, Photocell for Outdoor Lights, Twist Lock Photo Control Light Sensor, Dusk to Dawn Light Sensor (UL Listed)

66 Reviews
  • | UL LISTED | Our photocell sensor is UL listed to ensure quality and your safety. Being UL listed qualifies this photocell sensor for a wide range of residential and commercial lighting applications such as outdoor area lights, parking lot shoe box lights, street lights.
  • | NEXT GEN ELECTRONIC MODEL | Unlike traditional thermal photocells (with a bi-metal piece looking through the window), this new electronic model has a repeatable set point that does not drift during the life of the product. It has a much faster reaction time and works better with LED and induction light fixtures due to their ability to withstand high inrush current.
  • | EASY TO INSTALL | The photocell sensor inside senses sunlight and automatically turns lights on at dusk and off at dawn. The turn lock design makes it easy to remove and install if replacement is needed. Standard prongs ensures this sensor could be used with any standard twist lock receptacle.
  • | TIME DELAY FEATURE | Works with standard NEMA turn lock receptacles commonly found on dusk to dawn type barn or post lights. A built-in 5-second time delay feature avoids false triggers such as car headlights, lightening or other temporary light source.
  • | ELECTRICAL SPECS | AC 120V 60Hz, 208-277V 50 Hz, 1000W Tungsten, 1800VA Ballast; incandescent, fluorescent, LED, halogen, mercury vapor, high pressure sodium, and CFL compatible. User manual is available for download in Technical Specification section in the lower right of this page.
#2 MyLEDLightingGuide - LEDMO Photocell Sensor, Auto On Off Photocell Switch, Twist Lock Photocell for LED Barn Light, Area

LEDMO Photocell Sensor, Auto On Off Photocell Switch, Twist Lock Photocell for LED Barn Light, Area Light, Street Light, Parking Lot Lights and Dusk to Dawn Light

40 Reviews
  • ■Photocell sensor - Automatically turns parking lot light on at dusk and off at dawn
  • ■Easy to install - Just need to plug in a base, twist lock plug for quick installation
  • ■Surge Protection Available, help to protect the lamp from the lightening
  • ■Waterproof IP65 rating - Suitable for putting outdoor lighting, exterior lighting, street lighting, parking lot, pedestrian pathway and landscape lighting
  • ■Warranty - 10 year warranty---your satisfaction is guaranteed!
#3 MyLEDLightingGuide - Cooper Industries 1011-6424 SL3120 Twist Lock Photo Control

Cooper Industries 1011-6424 SL3120 Twist Lock Photo Control

68 Reviews
  • This item is Cooper Industries SL3120 Twist Lock Photo Control
  • Used For Hardware,Door, Gate & Window Hardware Accessories
  • The product is manufactured in China
  • Package Dimensions: 4.0" L x 2.0" W x 8.0" H
#4 MyLEDLightingGuide - Woods 59412WD Outdoor Heavy Duty Twist Lock Light Sensor with Photocell

Woods 59412WD Outdoor Heavy Duty Twist Lock Light Sensor with Photocell

264 Reviews
  • Photocell automatically turns light ON at dusk and OFF at dawn
  • Great for sports fields, parking lots, commercial building, street lights or other NEMA locking plug type connections to increase security
  • Locking-type plug configuration
  • Time delay eliminates false ON/OFF triggers
  • 110-277Vac, 50/60Hz, 1000W Tungsten 1800VA Ballast
#5 MyLEDLightingGuide - Shorting Cap-for3P/5P/7P TwistLock Photocell Receptacle Temporary Protection

Shorting Cap-for3P/5P/7P TwistLock Photocell Receptacle Temporary Protection

7 Reviews
  • Intend to short a twist-lock photocontrol receptacle while under maintain.Easy-to-maintain Twist-lock(ANSI C136.10)
  • IP66 body protection/IP65 while installed with recognized receptacle.
  • UV stabilized Polycarbonate Enclosure/UV stabilized Polybutylene Base.
  • This product provides twist lock terminals meeting the requirements of ANSI C136.10-2010 and the Standard for Plug-In,Locking Type Photocontrols for Use with Area Lighting UL773.
  • Can be used with a receptacle meeting ANSI C136.41-2013.
#6 MyLEDLightingGuide - JOMITOP Twist Lock Photocell Sensor, Auto On Off Photocell Control Switch, for LED Street Light, Par

JOMITOP Twist Lock Photocell Sensor, Auto On Off Photocell Control Switch, for LED Street Light, Parking Lot Lights and Dusk to Dawn Light, Area Light

45 Reviews
  • Photocell sensor - Automatically turns parking lot light on at dusk and off at dawn
  • Quick installation - Just need to plug in a base, twist lock plug for easy installation
  • Further, a preset 3-20 seconds time-delay might avoid mis-operation due to spotlight or lightning during the night time.
  • IP65 protection:235 Joule/5000Amp Surge protection.Suitable for street lighting, parking lot and landscape lighting
  • Warranty - 10year warranty---your satisfaction is guaranteed!
#7 MyLEDLightingGuide - uxcell Photocell Light Sensor, IP 65 Photo Control Base Light Switch JL-200Z1412-L2 2 Pcs

uxcell Photocell Light Sensor, IP 65 Photo Control Base Light Switch JL-200Z1412-L2 2 Pcs

1 Reviews
  • Multi Voltage: AC 0-480V Input Voltage, UL Listed.
  • Base for twist-lock photo-control.
  • Easy to install - Direct wire in perfect for outdoor installation.
  • AWG#14,12 inch, with Aluminium bracket and zinc alloy lock nut.
  • IP 65 rating, suitable for putting outdoor lighting, controls driveway and walkway lighting, post lamps, pole lanterns, coach and entry way porch lights.
#8 MyLEDLightingGuide - Westek LC120BC-4 Automatic Twist Lock Photo Control

Westek LC120BC-4 Automatic Twist Lock Photo Control

133 Reviews
  • NIGHT-TIME LIGHT CONTROL - perfect outdoor nighttime lighting solution; great for roads, parking lots and driveways or anywhere you need light
  • DUSK-TO-DAWN ACTIVATION - automatically turns on in low light conditions, adding safety and security to any space
  • VERSATILE - works with CFL, LED, incandescent, mercury capor, sodium and metal halide bulbs up to 1000 Watts
  • NO ADJUSTMENT - the automatic sensor means you will never need to make adjustments compared to timers
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT - lights will only operate when you need them; saving money by reducing electricity consumption
  • On at Dusk, Off at Dawn
  • 3-prong twist-lock control for any outdoor mercury vapor and sodium lighting fixtures
  • Ideal for road, parking lot and driveway lighting / Time delay feature eliminates annoying flicker
  • Hermetically encapsulated photo cell withstands temperatures -50 to +150 F
  • 120 Volts. , 60 Cycle AC / 1000 Watts Max
#9 MyLEDLightingGuide - New Energy-Saving Twist Lock Photocell - for LED Barn Light, Area Light, Street Light, Parking Lot L

New Energy-Saving Twist Lock Photocell - for LED Barn Light, Area Light, Street Light, Parking Lot Lights and Dusk to Dawn Light Auto On Off Photocell Switch

  • High power factor electronics Version.
  • IP65 protection.235 Joule/5000Amp Surge protection.
  • This product is designed with electronic circuits with sensor of phototransistor and a surge arrester (MOV) is provided. Its quicker response with time delay of 3-20 seconds offers easy-to-test feature. Especially, model JL-215C provides a wide voltage range for customer applications under almost power supplies.
  • Further, a preset 3-20 seconds time-delay might avoid mis-operation due to spotlight or lightning during the night time.
  • This product provides twist lock terminals meeting the requirements of ANSI C136.10-2010 and the Standard for Plug-In,Locking Type Photocontrols for Use with Area Lighting UL773
#10 MyLEDLightingGuide - Intermatic LC4521C 120-Volt Locking Type Thermal Photocontrol

Intermatic LC4521C 120-Volt Locking Type Thermal Photocontrol

45 Reviews
  • Locking style thermal photocontrol provides dusk-to-dawn ON/OFF control of exterior lighting, street lighting, parking lot, pedestrian pathway and landscape lighting
  • Delay feature prevents unwanted OFF switching of lights due to passing car headlights or lightning
  • Twist lock plug for quick installation and changeover features integral high-impact thermoplastic housing
  • Features a cadmium sulfide photocell and a mechanical bimetal switch
  • Not for use with LED lights

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