CED Indoor & Outdoor Black Body & Opal Head… (980CG)

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CED Indoor & Outdoor Black Body & Opal Head Photocell Standalone Sensor (980CG)


  • IP54: For Indoor & Outdoor Use
  • Fixed Time On
  • Polycarbonate Body
  • Without Manual Override

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neat dusk to dawn switch A basic daylight sensor with simple 3-wire connections and easy mounting . Paired it up with a separate time clock to switch LED lights on at dusk and off at midnight. Thanks to DamianDIY for the excellent review that told me everything I needed to know prior to purchase.
Date published: 2022-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tried and tested! I've purchased several of these over the years and never had one fail yet. Used in conjunction with a timer you'll get a good reliable light control system.
Date published: 2022-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good budget photocell It does the job and it’s easy to fit. It could do with a way of testing it that doesn’t involve covering it in a hoodie.
Date published: 2022-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it claims I fitted this easily enough, BUT I found that the instructions for testing were wrong: It should, when powered up in daylight, turn the light on for ten or more seconds, it turns on for two! It should, when covered, turn on the light after 20 seconds, it doesn't! I left it powered up and it works fine at dusk till dawn, just don't rely on the instruction leaflet for testing. I tried two of these and both behaved the same. Also it needs a gland for where the cable exits, luckily I had one already.
Date published: 2022-04-08
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Does this have a lux control,for varying the switch on point.

Asked by: Andy2022

Does this need to be earthed

Asked by: Dandy0098

Is there a minimum switching load for an LED lamp?

Asked by: Wozo100

Can I fit a timer inline to the photocell in order to control overnight lighting

Asked by: Hgfde
I have a timer set permanently for an on time of 12 hours all year round (6pm to 6am) and this photocell in series with it. Lights will only then switch on once light level falls enough and timer is supplying a live to the cell. Only reason I have the timer is to prevent lighting being on from 3.30PM to around 9am in deepest winter.
Answered by: markielincs
Date published: 2022-09-08

Does fast off-on override the timer?

Most PIRs allow you to switch from on to off and then on again rapidly to switch the lights on permanently. Does this model do that?
Asked by: IanYork
I can answer this myself. Despite this being the first item returned for any search term including "PIR", it's actually just a dusk 'til dawn switch that triggers based on ambient light. It doesn't use PIR to switch the light on.
Answered by: IanYork
Date published: 2021-11-28
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Body Material Polycarbonate Body
Brand CED
Colour Black Body & Opal Head
Domestic/Commercial Use Suitable for Domestic & Commercial Use
Energy Rating None
Fitting Installation Wall-Mounted
Fixings Supplied Fixings Supplied
Indoor/Outdoor Usage Indoor & Outdoor
IP Rating IP54
Manufacturer Guarantee 1 Year Guarantee
Pack Size 1
Parent Colour Black
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Power Type Mains-Powered
Power Voltage Supply 230-240 V
Product Depth 85 mm
Product Height 129 mm
Product Type Standalone Sensor
Product Width 85 mm
Sensor Type Photocell
Switching Capacity (Fluorescent) 500 W
Switching Capacity (Incandescent) 1000 W
Switching Capacity (LED) 250 W
Wireless/Wired Wired