Secuity Lights

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Old 03-26-05, 05:55 PM
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Secuity Lights

I planning on installing a light at each corner of a metal building in my backyard. I would like the lights to come on at dusk and turn off at daylight.

I know that there are light fixtures with photo sensors that will take care of this. But I was wondering if it would be better to put them on a timer.

If I recall correctly the photo sensors can be overridden at the switch in the event one would want to turn them on before it's time.

Will a circuit with a timer in it allow me to overide and turn on the lights before it's time ??

If the timer route is an option, what type of timers are recommended ??

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Old 03-27-05, 11:10 AM
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The lights I have around my house are controlled by an Intermatic timer {T101}. Although I've never used them Tork is another good brand
 
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Old 03-27-05, 11:12 AM
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I also recommend using the timer only,not in combo with a photocell
 
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Old 03-27-05, 05:06 PM
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You could use a photocell that is not affected by a switch. A commercial parking lot type photocell doesn't have the switch over ride function.
 
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