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Need wiring diagram for installing a photoelectric switch to turn lights on at dusk and off at dawn. 3 wires, red, white and black.

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I am reasonably sure the black wire connects to the black/hot power wire coming in, and the red continues on to the light. I am positive the white wire is connected to all the other white wires. The white wires usually do not connect anywhere on the device, just wire nutted together in the box

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