I had to replace the porch as the double glazed windows had blown and the door leaked. The replacement showed the outside light, which only worked during nighttime to be shabby. You cannot now buy a light which turns on and off according to the light levels. I now have to use a mechanical timer. Saves the planet I suppose.
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I had an outside light fitted two years ago that comes on with a movement sensor. It is an LED system, supposed to last for 15 years at least. It failed a few weeks after the 12-month guarantee ran out. 🙂
Now I have a ‘coach-lamp’ style with a bulb in it. I have to turn that on and off as required, from a switch in the hallway.
Exactly how I’ve set mine up, but with a timer.
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You just need a dusk to dawn photocell , connect it to your light (s), it switches on and off when daylight fails & back on at dawn. I have three in use-very reliable & simple to fit, cheap too. Screwfix & similar stores stock them. Mine stay on till dawn so if you want to economise & switch off during early hours you would need the timeswitch instead.
Thanks for that, I’ll look at buying a suitable bulb.