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My house is wired thru a 120v photocell for the exterior lights. It will not turn off and the lens is clean. There is no wall box behind it. There is just a small black photocell in the exterior stucco. Will this unscrew and is it replaceable? I am wondering if I can just unscrew it and take it to Lowe's or something like that to get a replacement.

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If you can't remove or replace that photocell, you can bypass it. Since the lights stay on, you could locate the circuit elsewhere and wire into that location another photocell or timer or both.
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