Rated 1 out of 5Â by weekendDIYworker great idea just unreliable
I bought this for drive lighting despite having read the reliability issues mentioned below.
Initially worked great but then failed so I bought a replacement second unit thinking it may have been a one off. This also failed last week and so I have now replaced with a standard photocell from Screwfix and put the circuit on a timer.
It is as if the internal processor fails as the red LED lights up but no power goes out to your lights. BTW the red LED is a negative if the unit is not tucked away out of sight.
7 Apr 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Vanpedro Standalone night sensor
Looking at the reveiws this sensor looks good? I bought the stand alone sensor in October 2013 and have had problems from day One! I have had to reset it Three times. Yes it looks good but that's it! I have to waste my time taking it down and returning it to Screwfix and swap it for the more reliable photocell light sensor. Would not recommend to anyone.
11 Feb 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 Not Impressed
Bought this to control 3 external lights. The manual override works fine but that defeats the object. Made the mistake of sighting the unit fairly close to the lights themselves which causes the sensor to detect the lights and turn off. However as this is supposed to have an 8hrs timer this shouldn't be a problem - sensor turns the lights on waits 8 hrs then turns them off. But the 8hr timer doesn't work rendering the whole thing useless.
4 Jan 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by gisajob Failed again
I took the first one back after 11 months and got a replacement. The second one has now started to act up. It switches on at dusk fine but then it switches off. Manually switching the light switch off/on finally gets it to remain on. If I wanted to swtich the light on mnully I would not have bothered with the switch.
9 Dec 2013