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TOPIC: Whats this switch for?

Whats this switch for? 10 years 10 months ago #44640

Does anybody know what this outdoor switch on a Cal home is for?
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Re: Whats this switch for? 10 years 10 months ago #44643

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Most likely a security lamp.  It's a light sensing switch.  May be wired to a porch lamp or interior lighting circuit as well. 

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Re: Whats this switch for? 10 years 10 months ago #44646

I run into these a lot.  Bill is (cough cough ouch) correct.  Many times the exterior lighting is run through a photo cell like this so the lights do not come on until dusk.  I like to locate them on the East or North side of the home so they let the lights come on a little earlier than if they were mounted on the West or South side.

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Re: Whats this switch for? 10 years 10 months ago #44647

Many thanks to both of you.

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That was tough to muster up wasn't it Steve...  ;D

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Re: Whats this switch for? 10 years 10 months ago #44652

Drinking heavily is helping.  :P

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