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ccpyue 04-09-2012 05:11 PM

In-wall Timer for LED bulbs
 
've an In-wall 110V timer used to control 6 out-door halogen bulbs each of 35W. I recently changed all bulbs to LED which is only 3W each. Then the In-wall timer won't turn off the lights at set time. I called up the mfg, they said my LED bulbs won't have sufficient load to make the timer work, and told me to buy another type In-wall timer which cost $60-. I don't want to spend that $60- to replace the one year new timer , can I add loading to the timer to make it work. Such as by simply add a resistant to the power line before going in to the In-wall timer? or is there any other way to solve this problem? Thank you.

JoeD 04-09-2012 08:18 PM

Put one of the old bulbs back.

ccpyue 04-10-2012 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by JoeD (Post 71210)
Put one of the old bulbs back.

one good idea, but then one of the bulb light will be different from the other 5.

nealtw 04-10-2012 09:54 AM

http://www.timercentral.com/sylvania-sa200-outdoor-timer-with-light-sensor/

You could plug your timer into one of this times that work on a photo cell.

ccpyue 04-10-2012 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 71226)
http://www.timercentral.com/sylvania-sa200-outdoor-timer-with-light-sensor/

You could plug your timer into one of this times that work on a photo cell.

But my timer is an hard-wired In-Wall timer.

nealtw 04-10-2012 03:04 PM

I don't know if there is something like that to hard wire in.

nealtw 04-10-2012 04:12 PM

http://www.acetek.co.uk/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/celloptik12vdc.pdf
Depending on the voltage you could use something like this on the low voltage side.

lesliemorris85 02-19-2013 01:32 AM

how did you solve this OP? I kinda have the same problem too…

CallMeVilla 02-23-2013 11:24 AM

Install an EXTERIOR photo-cell. Leave your interior timer alone (since it can't handle the situation) and install the new photo-cell in-line. It will activate as needed.

Problem solved.

http://www.watthackers.com/wp/installing-dusk-to-dawn-photocell-in-exterior-lighting-to-save-power/

:D

nealtw 02-25-2013 11:19 AM

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I guess simple minds can think alike too. I just plugged one of these between the outlet and the timer, transformer on a plug in unit.


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