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Top-Notch™ The Eye-Opener 2100 Photocell Auto on/off Dusk to Dawn Landscape Light Sensor [Plugin] Outdoor Transformers - Top Notch Landscape Lighting Top Notch Landscape Lighting
Top-Notch™ The Eye-Opener 2100 Photocell Auto on/off Dusk to Dawn Landscape Light Sensor [Plugin] Outdoor Transformers - Top Notch Landscape Lighting Top Notch Landscape Lighting
Top-Notch™ The Eye-Opener 2100 Photocell Auto on/off Dusk to Dawn Landscape Light Sensor [Plugin] Outdoor Transformers - Top Notch Landscape Lighting Top Notch Landscape Lighting
Top-Notch™ The Eye-Opener 2100 Photocell Auto on/off Dusk to Dawn Landscape Light Sensor [Plugin] Outdoor Transformers - Top Notch Landscape Lighting Top Notch Landscape Lighting
Top-Notch™ The Eye-Opener 2100 Photocell Auto on/off Dusk to Dawn Landscape Light Sensor [Plugin] Outdoor Transformers - Top Notch Landscape Lighting Top Notch Landscape Lighting
Top-Notch™ Photocell Auto on/off Dusk to Dawn Landscape Light Sensor [Plugin] Outdoor Transformers
Top-Notch™ Photocell Auto on/off Dusk to Dawn Landscape Light Sensor [Plugin] Outdoor Transformers

Top-Notch™ Photocell Auto on/off Dusk to Dawn Landscape Light Sensor [Plugin] Outdoor Transformers

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Photocell The Eye-Opener 2100™ (Universal) Capability

Specifications

Item

Photocell 

Voltage Rating

120V ac, 50/60hz

Primary Voltage

120v

Mount Type

Swivel Mount

Input Voltages Display

120V ac, 50/60Hz

Inductive

15A, 1800W 

Case Length

3 1/2” 

Case Height

1 1/4”

Case Width

1/4” 

Incandescent Load Ratings

9.2A, 1100Va

Surge Protection

JL 104A

Warranty

5 Yr

Integrated/Drop-in

Plug In

Electronic Ballast

9.2A

Activation Off

2.25fc

Activation On

1.5 Gc

Sensor Time Delay

Up to 2 Minutes

Brand

Top Notch Landscape Lighting

MPN

TNPC1

Certifications

C Ul Listed No S-71971072

Operating Temp Max C° 

70 C° 

Operating Temp max F° 

158° 

Operating Temp Min C° 

-40° 

Operating Temp F° 

-40° 

Switch Type

SPST

 

So - you've put tons of work into designing and installing your landscape lighting. And it looks like magic! The neighbors will definitely be impressed.

But what about long-term use? How will you keep your landscape lighting looking great without having to manually turn it on and off every night? That's where photocell sensors come in.

Photocell sensors are light-sensitive devices that can detect changes in light levels and trigger a switch when those levels reach a predetermined point. In other words, they can be used to turn your landscape lighting on or off automatically at dusk - no need for manual activation required.

Your search for the perfect photocell ends here. The Eye-Opener 2100™ photocell is a super-functional light detection sensor and can meet a variety of needs and a range of situations. It is widely used in Outdoor Landscape  Lighting Transformers. 

Features and Benefits:

  • Intelligent: A versatile and functional light detection sensor with industry-leading light-sensing technology and power cycling. The photocell intelligently manages the power input and turns it on or off depending on the time of the day and the ambient light.
  • Universal: Perfectly compatible with TopNotch LEDs and most transformers on the market. The Eye-Opener 2100 works right out of the box with compatible equipment and light fixtures.
  • Compatible: 100% compatible with our range of low-voltage transformers, path lights, spotlights, and MR16 and T3 LED bulbs.
  • Plugs In: Easily connects with compatible equipment. It’s also easy to install without the help of certified technicians. Hassle-free installation ensures that it is perfect for everywhere homeowners with just minimal know-how of lighting.
  • Set It & Forget It: A highly effective add-on for any device that requires power management from detection of light. No need to worry about any device or equipment left on by mistake, and no more headaches power bills running accidentally high.

 

The Eye-Opener 2100™ photocell sensor boasts smart power cycling that intelligently decides how much electricity to generate based on ambient lighting. It detects light and automatically turns on during low light and shuts off when it’s bright outside. The sensor allows you to reduce energy consumption while also doing its job silently without human interaction.

They come with a quick-connect feature to enable an easy and hassle-free installation process. Apart from TopNotch products, these photocells are universally compatible with most transformers. This makes it a highly versatile add-on to a variety of electronic devices that require power management based on the detection of light.

Where are Photocell Lighting Sensors Used?

Photocell lighting sensors can be realistically used in any context requiring seamless light control. The most obvious instance would be landscaping, as many large residential and commercial property owners don't want to have to deal with the hassle of manually switching their lights on and off every time outdoor conditions change.

Even within this single use case, there are countless ways to incorporate light-sensing technology in an outdoor lighting system. Let's take a look at the most popular:

Landscape Lighting

The most common use for photocell lighting sensors in landscaping is to control outside lights. As darkness falls, the photocell sensor can detect this and trigger a switch that turns on outdoor lights, eliminating the need for manual operation.

Additionally, photocell lighting sensors can be used to control the brightness of outdoor lights. By using daylight level sensing technology, external lights can adjust their brightness according to how much natural light is available in an area. This ensures that external lighting is never too bright or too dim during different times of day, providing a consistent level of illumination.

Area Lighting

Area lighting is a great way to make sure that pathways, garages, and other outdoor areas remain well-lit during the evening hours. Photocell sensors can be used to turn lights on at sundown and off again at sunrise, or they can be programmed to respond only when motion is detected. This is perfect in terms of both convenience and safety. Automatic systems like these are essentially self-maintaining and require little to no human interaction. They provide the visibility people need, when they need it, without the added work that comes with maintaining traditional area lighting systems.

Security Lighting

Security lighting is an incredibly common component of any outdoor security system, and adding photocell sensors to these fixtures can also be quite beneficial. These sensors will detect reduced light levels and automatically activate the lights when motion is detected in their vicinity. This can provide an extra layer of safety against intruders, as well as reduce energy consumption since the lights only come on when they are needed.

Are Photocell Light Sensors Worth It?

As you should with every investment in life, you're likely wondering whether photocell light sensors are worth buying for your property. The answer depends on a simple question: do you enjoy convenience?

If you like to come home after dark and not worry about turning on the lights, a photocell light sensor is an excellent investment. The sensors detect when it's getting dark outside and turn your outside lights on for you automatically, saving you the hassle of having to manually turn them on each day.

Photocell light sensors are also great for security purposes, as their automatic activation can give the exterior of your home a lived-in look even when you're away from it.

Of course, it's important to recognize that photocell light sensors are only worth the cost if you're purchasing them from a reputable manufacturer. Not all light-detecting systems are made equal; it's best to do your research and read reviews before investing in one.

Special Considerations to Make Before Buying Photocell Light Sensors

Suppliers aren't the only thing you'll need to think about during the process - installation is another factor to consider. Many photocell light sensors are easy to install and require minimal wiring, but some more complex models may need a professional hand.

Several external factors such as ambient temperature and humidity levels, location of installation, and distance from any other sources of lighting also need to be taken into account. No matter which product you buy, it will ultimately only ever be effective if these conditions are in play. Again, doing research in this respect can help you make the best decision and configure a system that meets your specific needs.