Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-04 Thread Mike Moore
Hi,

No, the photocell has only a very small aperature to let light in and it is 
sufficiently in below the source of light. They are available in the UK and 
come in both Edison and Bayonet style fittings.

Useful for those lights out in the garden for lighting up the driveway.

Regards,

Mike
 
  - Original Message - 
  From: Dale Leavens 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 10:43 PM
  Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light



  Really?

  A photo cell with switching mechanism built right onto the bulb?

  Wouldn't the light from the bulb convince the sensor it was always daytime?

  - Original Message - 
  From: Mike Moore 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 5:04 PM
  Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

  Hi,

  Sometimes the lamp unit has a photocell, which switches on/off at dawn/dusk. 
However some bulbs also have this unit at the bottom of the bulb. You will know 
if the bulb has it built in, as the bulb is bulkier than normal.

  If replacing the bulb doesn't work, perhaps the photocell has blown.

  I fitted a photocell unit to a metal haylide lamp; the photocell and relay 
cost only around £8 and the cell itself can be fitted by drilling a hole with 
the holesaw. The cell has a plastic nut and rubber washers to seal.

  Regards,

  Mike
  - Original Message - 
  From: RJ 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 4:13 PM
  Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

  You're right.

  - Original Message - 
  From: Brice Mijares 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 10:28 AM
  Subject: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

  The light bulb on our front porch went out. Question; being that it has 
  some kind of censor that turns the light on once it gets dark and turns off 
  in the morning when it gets light, is it a special light bulb? My wife 
  thinks so, but I don't think so. I think it'll takes any light bulb 
  providing it fits in the fixture. 

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Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread Ron Yearns
It is not any special light bulb.  There should be numbers and letters on the 
bulb to confirm this.   I wouldn't use a compact fluorscent unless you are in a 
pretty moderate climate.  Bulbs rated for rough service, as in trouble lights 
or traffic signals last longer if the door is used a lot when the light is on.
Ron
  - Original Message - 
  From: Brice Mijares 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 9:28 AM
  Subject: [BlindHandyMan] porch light



  The light bulb on our front porch went out. Question; being that it has 
  some kind of censor that turns the light on once it gets dark and turns off 
  in the morning when it gets light, is it a special light bulb? My wife 
  thinks so, but I don't think so. I think it'll takes any light bulb 
  providing it fits in the fixture. 



  

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Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread RJ
You're right.

  - Original Message - 
  From: Brice Mijares 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 10:28 AM
  Subject: [BlindHandyMan] porch light



  The light bulb on our front porch went out. Question; being that it has 
  some kind of censor that turns the light on once it gets dark and turns off 
  in the morning when it gets light, is it a special light bulb? My wife 
  thinks so, but I don't think so. I think it'll takes any light bulb 
  providing it fits in the fixture. 



  

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Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread Alan Paganelli
Your wife looses, you win.  Just change the bulb that's all.

Alan

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To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 7:28 AM
Subject: [BlindHandyMan] porch light


 The light bulb on our front porch went out.  Question; being that it has
 some kind of censor that turns the light on once it gets dark and turns 
 off
 in the morning when it gets light, is it a special light bulb?  My wife
 thinks so, but I don't think so.  I think it'll takes any light bulb
 providing it fits in the fixture.



 

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Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread Brice Mijares
Thanks all.


Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread Dale Leavens
You are probably right unless it is some sort of florescent bulb. Some of them 
are special in order that they can strike in sub-zero temperatures.

The lamp bulb does not do the sensing.


  - Original Message - 
  From: Brice Mijares 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 10:28 AM
  Subject: [BlindHandyMan] porch light



  The light bulb on our front porch went out. Question; being that it has 
  some kind of censor that turns the light on once it gets dark and turns off 
  in the morning when it gets light, is it a special light bulb? My wife 
  thinks so, but I don't think so. I think it'll takes any light bulb 
  providing it fits in the fixture. 



  

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Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread Bob Kennedy
This won't go over well with the wife, but you are right.  The fixture itself 
is what makes it different.  There are seals to keep the water out of the 
outlet.  You can run any bulb that fits the threads in the outlet.  

This is within reason.  Don't plug in a 500 watt halogen bulb, or something 
like that.  Otherwise it takes a normal bulb.  
- Original Message - 
From: Brice Mijares 
To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 10:28 AM
Subject: [BlindHandyMan] porch light


  
The light bulb on our front porch went out. Question; being that it has 
some kind of censor that turns the light on once it gets dark and turns off 
in the morning when it gets light, is it a special light bulb? My wife 
thinks so, but I don't think so. I think it'll takes any light bulb 
providing it fits in the fixture. 





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Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread Brice Mijares
No problems with sub degree coldness here, I live in Central California. 
Hardly ever falls below 32 and the front porch is covered. Now, I have to 
figure out how to change the light bulb. It is  shaped like an octagon with 
vertical strips of glass about inch and a half wide and about 6 inches high 
with sheet metal between each strip of glass..  If it's like the one we had 
at our last home, it's a pain in the ass to change light bulbs as it damn 
near falls apart during the process. 



Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread Bill Gallik
The only consideration you should concern yourself with is that you not install 
a light bulb with so high a wattage that the fixture overheats.  The fixture 
should have a wattage statement such as, Do Not Exceed xxx Watts.

Holland's Person, Bill
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Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread Bob Kennedy
Look at the top and see if there aren't a couple screws up there.  I've seen 
them where the sides stay in place and you reach down through the top to change 
the bulb.
- Original Message - 
From: Brice Mijares 
To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light


  
No problems with sub degree coldness here, I live in Central California. 
Hardly ever falls below 32 and the front porch is covered. Now, I have to 
figure out how to change the light bulb. It is shaped like an octagon with 
vertical strips of glass about inch and a half wide and about 6 inches high 
with sheet metal between each strip of glass.. If it's like the one we had 
at our last home, it's a pain in the ass to change light bulbs as it damn 
near falls apart during the process. 





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Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread Mike Moore
Hi,

Sometimes the lamp unit has a photocell, which switches on/off at dawn/dusk. 
However some bulbs also have this unit at the bottom of the bulb. You will know 
if the bulb has it built in, as the bulb is bulkier than normal.

If replacing the bulb doesn't work, perhaps the photocell has blown.

I fitted a photocell unit to a metal haylide lamp; the photocell and relay cost 
only around £8 and the cell itself can be fitted by drilling a hole with the 
holesaw. The cell has a plastic nut and rubber washers to seal.

Regards,

Mike
  - Original Message - 
  From: RJ 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 4:13 PM
  Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light



  You're right.

  - Original Message - 
  From: Brice Mijares 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 10:28 AM
  Subject: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

  The light bulb on our front porch went out. Question; being that it has 
  some kind of censor that turns the light on once it gets dark and turns off 
  in the morning when it gets light, is it a special light bulb? My wife 
  thinks so, but I don't think so. I think it'll takes any light bulb 
  providing it fits in the fixture. 

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Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread Max Robinson
She may be wrong this time but she'll get him another time.

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To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light


 This won't go over well with the wife, but you are right.  The fixture 
 itself is what makes it different.  There are seals to keep the water out 
 of the outlet.  You can run any bulb that fits the threads in the outlet.

 This is within reason.  Don't plug in a 500 watt halogen bulb, or 
 something like that.  Otherwise it takes a normal bulb.
 - Original Message - 
 From: Brice Mijares
 To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
 Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 10:28 AM
 Subject: [BlindHandyMan] porch light



 The light bulb on our front porch went out. Question; being that it has
 some kind of censor that turns the light on once it gets dark and turns 
 off
 in the morning when it gets light, is it a special light bulb? My wife
 thinks so, but I don't think so. I think it'll takes any light bulb
 providing it fits in the fixture.





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Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread Dale Leavens
Really?

A photo cell with switching mechanism built right onto the bulb?

  Wouldn't the light from the bulb convince the sensor it was always daytime?



  - Original Message - 
  From: Mike Moore 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 5:04 PM
  Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light



  Hi,

  Sometimes the lamp unit has a photocell, which switches on/off at dawn/dusk. 
However some bulbs also have this unit at the bottom of the bulb. You will know 
if the bulb has it built in, as the bulb is bulkier than normal.

  If replacing the bulb doesn't work, perhaps the photocell has blown.

  I fitted a photocell unit to a metal haylide lamp; the photocell and relay 
cost only around £8 and the cell itself can be fitted by drilling a hole with 
the holesaw. The cell has a plastic nut and rubber washers to seal.

  Regards,

  Mike
  - Original Message - 
  From: RJ 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 4:13 PM
  Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

  You're right.

  - Original Message - 
  From: Brice Mijares 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 10:28 AM
  Subject: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

  The light bulb on our front porch went out. Question; being that it has 
  some kind of censor that turns the light on once it gets dark and turns off 
  in the morning when it gets light, is it a special light bulb? My wife 
  thinks so, but I don't think so. I think it'll takes any light bulb 
  providing it fits in the fixture. 

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RE: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread Cy Selfridge
Hi Dale,

I have seen some bulbs with the sensor built in but I do not think I would
go that direction unless there was no way I could change out the fixture. I
have also seen the sensor built into an adaptor which you then screw the
bulb into.

Cy, The Anasazi

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On Behalf Of Dale Leavens
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 3:44 PM
To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

 

  

Really?

A photo cell with switching mechanism built right onto the bulb?

Wouldn't the light from the bulb convince the sensor it was always daytime?

- Original Message - 
From: Mike Moore 
To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com  
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

Hi,

Sometimes the lamp unit has a photocell, which switches on/off at dawn/dusk.
However some bulbs also have this unit at the bottom of the bulb. You will
know if the bulb has it built in, as the bulb is bulkier than normal.

If replacing the bulb doesn't work, perhaps the photocell has blown.

I fitted a photocell unit to a metal haylide lamp; the photocell and relay
cost only around £8 and the cell itself can be fitted by drilling a hole
with the holesaw. The cell has a plastic nut and rubber washers to seal.

Regards,

Mike
- Original Message - 
From: RJ 
To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com  
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

You're right.

- Original Message - 
From: Brice Mijares 
To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com  
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 10:28 AM
Subject: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

The light bulb on our front porch went out. Question; being that it has 
some kind of censor that turns the light on once it gets dark and turns off 
in the morning when it gets light, is it a special light bulb? My wife 
thinks so, but I don't think so. I think it'll takes any light bulb 
providing it fits in the fixture. 

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Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

2010-09-03 Thread Mike Moore
Hi,

I've seen some of them having an ornamental threaded piece at the bottom, you 
loosen it and the surround comes down with it.

Regards,

Mike
  - Original Message - 
  From: Bob Kennedy 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 6:50 PM
  Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light



  Look at the top and see if there aren't a couple screws up there. I've seen 
them where the sides stay in place and you reach down through the top to change 
the bulb.
  - Original Message - 
  From: Brice Mijares 
  To: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 1:27 PM
  Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] porch light

  No problems with sub degree coldness here, I live in Central California. 
  Hardly ever falls below 32 and the front porch is covered. Now, I have to 
  figure out how to change the light bulb. It is shaped like an octagon with 
  vertical strips of glass about inch and a half wide and about 6 inches high 
  with sheet metal between each strip of glass.. If it's like the one we had 
  at our last home, it's a pain in the ass to change light bulbs as it damn 
  near falls apart during the process. 

  [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



  

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