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We purchased Westek photo cells for our 60 watt outdoor lighting for dusk to dawn. We have them installed tonight with the plastic cover with the smallest center hole in it. They just keep going on and off continuously.

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It sounds like you are getting feedback from the lights.
Timer has a photocell, and when it hets dark, the timer turns ON.
But the lights are causing photocell to think it's dawn, so timer turns OFF.
Moment later, photocell thinks it's dark, so lights turn ON again.
And your lights blink on-off.
Passing cars lights can cause timer to do same thing.

To test timer, put black tape over photoeye.
If lights still blink afterward, then timer is defective.

To solve problem, put obstruction between lights and photocell, or tun photocell toward dark area.

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The manufacturer suggests turning photo-eye away from all lighting when installing timer.
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