We've recently purchased a few apartment buildings and have a general question about what others use for timers on their common area lights. We've currently got, which I can imagine most others do, the mechanical timer where the lights will come on at a certain time and off at a certain time.
What we'd love to do is have essentially is a timer that measures natural light and comes on and off when there is low light. I know there are digital timers out there, of which we've already tried, but are only really programmable in the same way a mechanical timer is but offer the ability to change with Daylight savings.
The ability to come on and off when there's low light is obviously of huge value to prevent anyone onsite tripping in the dark.
Does anyone have any suggestions of a great product?
Thanks in advance
I use these:
you can adjust for time/ light sensitivity/ motion sensitivity.
Otherwise and LED always on is a minimal cost in my opinion.
Anything on Amazon with a photovoltaic sensor.
@Mark Wilton just have your electrician replace the current timers with a photocell. We've done the same at an average cost of about $300 per circuit.