Lighting can transform an already beautiful water feature into something truly magical to behold which is why we like to encourage our clients to think about these added extras when planning their stunning designs. Our team will always provide the best components and service and ensure everything is correctly installed for the best possible efficiency and functionality down to the very last aspect. Including photocell placement.
Photocells are used for controlling lighting systems, automatically illuminating the feature when night falls, but they will not work correctly if improperly positioned. In order for photocells to be the most efficient they must not be placed in shaded areas. The ideal position for any photocell would be north facing, away from direct sunlight and unsheltered. After nightfall a photocell should not face any artificial light sources as this will deceive the photocell prompting the component to switch the light fixture off.
We had a situation with one of our clients where they had incorrectly positioned the photocell for their fountain lighting in a shaded area meaning the photocell was registering night time. This meant their lighting features were on at all times not just at night when needed. A simple repositioning by our team solved this issue for them and they are now running with great efficiency.
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