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I have a light that looks like the street lights in the city. the problem is that when it comes on at dusk that it stays on for about an hour and then it starts turning on and off until dawn. Is this a problem with the photo cell? Thanks, Jimmy

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There are 2 possible causes. The light is going bad, or the light is reflecting back onto the photo-electric eye causing the light to turn off.

Recommend you put black tape over photo-electric eye and see if problem continues.

You can buy a new bulb and put it in for couple days

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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