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dave w

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Re: Christmas Led Lights with X10
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2017, 09:02:50 PM »

Interesting.  I wonder if an old incandescent nightlight with light sensor would work with the bulb removed (or burnt out bulb installed for safety)?

Don't think so. The bulb provides the shunt for the sensing current. You also need black tape over the cadmium sulfide cell to maintain current through the bulb.
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Brian H

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Re: Christmas Led Lights with X10
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2017, 05:58:26 AM »

I have some round ones with an LED light source.
I used Black plastic model paint and covered the sensors window.  ;D
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Re: Christmas Led Lights with X10
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2017, 01:22:27 PM »

Don't think so. The bulb provides the shunt for the sensing current. You also need black tape over the cadmium sulfide cell to maintain current through the bulb.

I suggested it because demcgovern said an "LED night light that has a light sensor" fixed the problem for him.  Since the LED likely isn't what is helping, I figured it must be in the light sensor itself.
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