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    Dawn dusk sensor ??

    I want a dawn to dusk sensor to turn my pool lights on and off .
    I currently have 2 light switches Pool, Spa ....
    I have the color splash 3g led lights and still need a switch to change the colors and such.
    Has anybody seen a standard light switch will a sensor built in !!!
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    Re: Dawn dusk sensor ??

    Do you mean an outlet that is activated by the sensor ?

    http://www.amazon.com/2001-Outdoor-24-H ... usk+sensor

    So many variations of these.

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    Re: Dawn dusk sensor ??

    Never seen one in a switch. I have seen ones that screw in to a floodlight socket, or you can hardwire one like thisin between the switch and the load.
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    Re: Dawn dusk sensor ??

    You could use a couple of home automation devices to do it and retain the switch. I use a lot of Insteon and could do it with a micro relay switch and a motion sensor that will act as a dusk to dark sensor. You don't need any more automation to do that.
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    Re: Dawn dusk sensor ??

    I guess if i put the sensorvbetween the switch and the load and left the switches on then it would work ..
    Thanks...
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    Re: Dawn dusk sensor ??

    Yes that would work.
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    Re: Dawn dusk sensor ??

    Got it done .. Found a sensor at the depot .. it works !!!!
    And the two switches are still operational to change the color of the lights .
    Note: all the sensors are 1/2 inch , my electrical box is 3/4 inch..
    Found 2 brass adapters in the plumbing dept. that worked .
    Gonna be cool when the lights automaticly come on !!!!
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    Re: Dawn dusk sensor ??

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