Yard light not working

Old 05-29-10, 03:53 PM
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Yard light not working

House was built in 1986. The light fixture on the light post built up some rust, so I replaced it. It comes on automatically at night and off in the morning, and was working fine, then just stopped. The wiring is fine and the bulbs are fine, so not sure why it would just stop working. I cannot find a switch that I need to "flip", so wonder if there some kind of sensor that would tell the light to turn on at night and off in the morning that is broken? What controls this light?

Old 05-29-10, 04:10 PM
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Probably controlled by a photo cell. Most likely location is at the lamp post. It should be in series with the black wire. It may be built into the bulb socket.

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