Unbelievable low price and works like the more expensive lights. Works just like the description states. Easy to install....matter of minutes. Only problem was it did flicker the first night. The reason is - because the sensor in on top of the light. The light bounces off the white siding and the white soffit and the sensor reads the the reflection as daylight so it shuts off. Then after it goes off - it's dark and the light comes back on. Solved by putting a black shield above the light to stop the deflection. It works me me at under $14!
About This Item
Brink's Dusk to Dawn Outdoor Light:
- Complementary design for various exterior style and dÃ©cor
- Perfect for your patio, balcony, front porch, entryway, side, or back door
- Integrated dusk to dawn photocell operation
- Uses one (1) 60W-wattage equivalent LED bulb (sold separately)
- Easy to install, hardwiring required
proposition 65 reasons:WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. www.p65warnings.ca.gov
|Manufacturer Part Number|
|Assembled Product Weight|
HAMPTON PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
6.20 x 4.70 x 6.00 Inches
Customer reviews & ratings
Does what it's suppose to do!
This is my second one of these from Brinks and the first one I've owned for over four years with no issues and I expect this new one to be the same. One is on my house and the other on my workshop and they come on and off as needed. Remember you can adjust the lense on top of the unit to adjust when the unit comes on. Basically how much light is hitting the light lense. Screw it up more to let in less light, thus more sensitive to darkness and screw it down, or in to let in more light, thus less sensitive. Also, try keeping this unit away from reflective surfaces like metal buildings, or white siding as the reflection can cause light to come on and off over and over. You can install this o to white siding, but be aware of this issue and keep it three feet from white soffits and this will cause issues as well.
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Reading other reviews and questions I would first recommend that if you do not understand basic electricity and photocell switches. Do not install it yourself. You might electrocute yourself, destroy the photocell, burn down your house or all three. The photocell must not see direct sunlight down into it. The sun will burn out the photocell. I relocated the photocell on one of my lights to the shady side of the fixture. Plugged the hole in the top with a stainless steel bolt sealing the head of the bolt down with silicone sealant. Replacement photocells are available from Walmart online and probably at the store should one of them fail to function. This is a very good product for the price. It should function and last a reasonable time with bulbs that are readily available. This fixture uses a standard household medium base screw in light bulb. It can be a CFL, standard bulb or LED. Be certain that the CFL and LED bulbs are suitable for use in enclosed fixtures and are rated for cold temperatures for your area or they will not last very long. LED bulbs of this type are not suitable for colder temperatures in much of the country. This information is printed on the bulb packaging and sometimes on the bulb base. I use the yellow CFL Bug Lite bulbs that are rated for minus twenty degrees. I am in Minnesota and it gets a little colder than that. This fixture has a shallow jar. The overall length of the bulb must be not greater than four and one quarter inches. This includes the bulb screw in base. The 60 watt maximum bulb rating on this fixture refers to a standard bulb. A 100 watt equivalent CFL would normally be rated at not more than 26 watts and an LED would be even less.
Go into the light.
easy to instal, but I am also electrically inclined and use to working with power. still easy to install. If you can install a power outlet. You can install this. instructions do not tell you what to do with red wire, but it comes already attached with wire nut. So no need to mess with it. Turns off at daylight, turns on at night like it's suppose to. just don't forget to add some type of weather striping behind unit to seal from weather.
Works Great but....
The product works perfect and matches the old lamp it replaced that was not dusk to dawn and must have been 30 years old. The problem with this item is two fold. One the directions are awful. Two if the product is defective no matter what you do it won't work. When you first open the box the red wire from the light sensor must be attached directly to the thick black wire that leads to the lamp itself with a blue screw on cap holding them together or else the product is probably defective and won't work. The directions never mention the red wire once and that is a problem especially if the red wires is not connected to the thick black wire when you open the box. The rest is easy, all white wires connect to the white wire coming out of the wall, the remaining single black wire connects to the black wire coming out of the wall...and of course the red wire must be attached to the thick black wire that leads to the lamp itself. If you do this it will work guaranteed unless you have a defective product.
This is a pretty good light considering how cheap it is. It is made of plastic so not sure how long it will last or how well it will weather. But- on the plus side it does use a regular base light bulb which is fantastic! Did have to partially cover the eye so it would stop going off and on. So far that has helped.
Outdoor lighting easy to install
I thought these were just what I needed. I took my old light dont that had to have a special bulb. These look nice but almost any household bulb will fit. I used LED bulbs. Work great.
Light works good
The instructions for wiring were kind of vague. No mention of the black and red wire that are connected together with a blue wire nut and it turns out those wires only connect to each other to power the sensor is my best guess. The rest of the wiring is standard black to black ,white to white and ground to ground. So other than the instructions being kind of poor unless you are an electrician or have wired this type of light before you could be in trouble since the instructions don't give you all the information that you need to wire the light properly. Brinks needs to realize they would have less trouble if they put in better instructions.
Brinks should stop making bad lights
I bought this light, it is not worth it. It stays off like it is suppose too. It comes on, perfect: than starts flicking on and off. First I thought it was a reflection, so I blocked the sensor. It is a worthless sensor. Do not waste your money on a Brinks light product....
thought they were good. I was wrong. I read the reviews and figured I'd give them a try anyway. At first they seemed great and purchased more. then I'd notice one wouldn't turn on and the others would. They burn out the light bulbs every month or 2. the last time they burned out the whole base part attached to the wall cracked. They're very cheaply made. I do NOT recommend to anyone. I will be investing in better quality and more expensive ones to replace these ones I bought.
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