Installing a photoelectric switch, also known as a photoeye or photocell, is an easy task that can save you money on your electric bill in the long run. Follow these easy steps and you won't have to remember to turn the lights on when it gets dark again. Keep in mind throughout the instructions that "photocell" is just another name for the photoelectric switch. Here are instructions for two different installation techniques. The first is installing a new light fixture that comes pre-wired with a photocell.
How to Wire a Photocell Electrical Question 1: I would like control an outside light with a photo cell. Wiring a Watt Outdoor Light The light is now wired for volts and would like to switch it on and off with a photo cell. I have a photocell and was just wondering do you switch just one leg to shut it on and off and if that is the case why is a volt photo cell needed? Each leg is volts just looking for some understanding. This electrical question came from: Joe, a Handyman from Branch, Michigan.