Help with outdoor pole light


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Old 10-17-20, 09:32 AM
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Help with outdoor pole light

I have a mercury vapor dusk to dawn light. I have installed new photo eye atop of light new bulb took entire unit down and checked all wiring when i put power to light it comes on for 1 minute goes out then after a few minutes I test unit by darkening photo eye and light comes on by night fall light comes on and stays on till dawn and the light will not come on again the next nights I go up and reset photo eye and again only 1 night of use then nothing any hep on what to do would be greatly appreciated
 
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Old 10-17-20, 09:36 AM
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How do you reset a photocell ?
It sounds like a problem photocell.
 
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Old 10-17-20, 10:07 AM
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it is new photo eye

I am having same issue at in- laws and both lights have new photo eyes and bulbs
 
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Old 10-17-20, 10:23 AM
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Are these the three wire type photocells..... red, black and white wires ?
 
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hep with outdoor polelight

the photo eye has 3 prongs and locks into place
 
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Old 10-17-20, 12:23 PM
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yes I believe it is 3 wire
 
 

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