Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer

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  • Plugs directly into VOLT® transformers
  • Easy to use
  • Activates system at sunset and disables at sunrise
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Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer

Automate your system with this simple solution. Our Photocell mounts onto transformer and plugs into transformer photocell port. Swivel mounted for proper aiming. Fully compatible, plug and play with all VOLT® low voltage transformers. The photocell automates your system to automatically turn off your lights during the day and turn them on as the sun sets.

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  • 1 Year

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Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer
 
3.7

(based on 45 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (5)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

photocell control

I got this thinking it was necessary but after installing the digital controller I think it is redundant. The controller does everything. From knowing dusk to dawn times and daylight savings time by zone...Read complete review

I got this thinking it was necessary but after installing the digital controller I think it is redundant. The controller does everything. From knowing dusk to dawn times and daylight savings time by zone the there is really no need for this.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I don't understand....

I've ordered thousands of dollars of Volt products, recently, putting them at my home and at my Church and Rectory. Everything has been meticulous....all of it top notch. This is...Read complete review

I've ordered thousands of dollars of Volt products, recently, putting them at my home and at my Church and Rectory. Everything has been meticulous....all of it top notch. This is why I don't understand why it's so hard to install this photocell. It's not the plug or the product itself...its the freaking punch out on the transformer. It's impossible to only knockout the smaller hole. I end up with a larger knockout and this photo cell will not mount properly as it's too small in diameter. It will not hold. Now, I have to figure out a way to rig the photocell and not allow water into the otherwise perfect transformer. Include some instructions!

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4.0

Works as intended, but needs additional parts

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from Cumming, GA

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

The photocell appears to work just fine. I like that it came with a black rubber cap for testing and the split lock ring. Plugs right in to the transformer with a directional plug so no confusion there.

My only complaint here is that the knockout on the side of the Volt transformers is a 1/2" and 3/4". But it is designed so that you have to knock the 1/2" out from the inside and in doing so you end up taking the 3/4" knockout with it. The photocell is designed to work with a 1/2" hole so I have had to buy 3/4" to 1/2" reducing washers to make it work.

I would suggest that they just make it a 1/2" knockout only as I can't imagine a need for a 3/4" knockout on the top side of the transformer.

 
5.0

Awesome products and service

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from Tallahassee, FL United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

I am very satisfied with the product that was sent to me. Installation was easy and equipment is sturdy and professional in quality. The ordering and delivery time was above average in speed and accuracy. I am very happy with my VOLT experience.
Thank You

 
1.0

Photocell

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from coplay, PA United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

Failure after about 3 years. Unplugged and use jumper. Now just turn system ON/OFF manually.
Note: Transformer panel located in garage. Photocell protected and kept dry by elevated rock surround.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Photo Cell

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from bradenton, FL United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

The photo cell did not come with the hardware necessary to fit the knock out on the transformer so I had to go to Ace Hardware to figure out something that would work

 
5.0

Great Transaction!!

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from Pinehurst, NC United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

Super fast shipping and great product!! Highly recommend!!!

 
4.0

Works Great

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from PORT ST LUCIE, FL United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

I bought this later after I purchased lights and transformer since I didn't know it was available. I had talked to customer service concerning the lights to buy but the photocell was not mentioned- would have saved $8 in shipping costs if I had known. Even though it was easy to install (had to figure it out) it would have been nice to have an instruction sheet. Other than that, the photocell works great - photocell come on at dusk and goes out per the timer (that's not mentioned anywhere either that the timer can control the shut off)

 
5.0

Photocell

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from Fort Denaud, FL United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

This unit works very well and stay true to the daylight hr.'s. Need to wipe the top off on a yearly sch. just to get the dirt off of it so it works as it should..

 
5.0

My Photo-cell order

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from Miami, FL United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

All was great except these are very weak at the screw/swivel joint. Mine broke almost right out of the box. But nothing a Stainless Steel washer can't fix!

 
1.0

Poor quality

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from Cathlamet, WA United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

This is the only part that I received from my Volt order that I think is not in keeping with the companies high level of quality. The arm should be metal not plastic. It broke before I even had it fully tightened, and I had to use to some other pieces I had around to secure it to the box.

 
1.0

Waste of money

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from Mountain View, CA United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

After a few tries my landscaper was not confident that he would be able to punch a hole thru the transformer without damaging it. Therefore this photocell is unused. What a waste of money !!

 
4.0

Photocell attachment

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from Clarksville, TN United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

Not a lot to say about this device other than it does allow a dark to dawn auto timer.
The one thing I have noticed is that it is constantly WARM to the touch. This tells me that it is using AC on a constant which I was not expecting. If it is using power on a constant then the life expectancy is reduced.

 
2.0

50% Good / 50% Bad

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from New Home, TX United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

I ordered 2 Photocells, one was broken at the swivel the other was fine. A replacement was sent right away.
I would like like it better if the wire was about 2" longer -- it was a tight squeeze to get it seated in the socket (after I changed mounting sides on the transformer. The side I had to mount it on was not the "ideal" side since some other landscape lights interfere with the Photocell -- this particular transformer is lighting an American Flag that flies all night.
I would purchase the product again and make do with its shortcomings.

 
4.0

PhotoCell installation

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from Austin TEXAS

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

I just installed the photo cell to the transformer. It was not easy to remove the 1/2" diameter knockout. I ended up removing the next ring that was 3/4". Use a 3/4" Rigid Water tight conduit hub with a 3/4" to 1/2" reducing washer. Everything fits tight, Photo Cell PVC male end should be steel or aluminum so it isn't to easy to strip the threading. Overall, the product has sufficiently operated normal.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I don't understand....

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from Metairie, LA United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

I've ordered thousands of dollars of Volt products, recently, putting them at my home and at my Church and Rectory. Everything has been meticulous....all of it top notch. This is why I don't understand why it's so hard to install this photocell. It's not the plug or the product itself...its the freaking punch out on the transformer. It's impossible to only knockout the smaller hole. I end up with a larger knockout and this photo cell will not mount properly as it's too small in diameter. It will not hold. Now, I have to figure out a way to rig the photocell and not allow water into the otherwise perfect transformer. Include some instructions!

 
3.0

One concern

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from manhattan, IL United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

This is a great product my only complaint is that the wire nut to hold in place is not the easiest to use.

 
1.0

Photocell longevity

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from Texas

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

The photocell is a must have, but unfortunately it has stopped working correctly after 1-1/2 years of use. I will replace it because of its convenience, but it should last longer.

 
5.0

Volt - -- none better

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from Salisbury, MD United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

Be careful if necessary to remove plug. 1 of the 3 wires pulled out when I did. Volt is replacing it. Their customer service is as high quality as their shipping, packaging, and products themselves. They didn't even ask 'why' I was requesting replacement. Others may have questioned whether my fault (it may have been). Their reaction? "one will be shipped out to you on Monday sir". Doesn't get better than that!

 
3.0

Mounting screw broken

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from Mountain View, CA United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

When I went to attach the photocell to my transformer I found that the plastic surrounding the screw that can be used to set the photocell at a particular angle had broken off from the rest of the plastic neck.

It didn't really cause any problems, though. I just superglued it at the angle I wanted.

 
5.0

Photo Cell

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from The Woodlands, TX United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

Good directions - snap to install - 5 minutes and you are done.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

photocell control

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from Woodland HIlls, CA United States

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Comments about Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

I got this thinking it was necessary but after installing the digital controller I think it is redundant. The controller does everything. From knowing dusk to dawn times and daylight savings time by zone the there is really no need for this.

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