Lighting your fountain can transform an already beautiful water feature into something truly magical, which is why we like to encourage our clients to think about these added extras when planning their stunning fountain designs. Our team will always provide the best fountain lighting components and service and ensure everything is correctly installed for the best possible efficiency and functionality down to the very last detail, including photocell placement.
Photocells are used for controlling lighting systems on fountains, automatically illuminating the fountain and water feature when night falls, but they will not work correctly if not positioned properly. In order for photocells to be the most efficient they must not be placed in shaded areas so, the ideal position for any photocell would be north facing, away from direct sunlight and somewhere 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’d 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 during the day, not just at night when needed. A simple re-positioning by our team solved this issue for them and they are now running with great efficiency.
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