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Might work better in a sheltered area
on December 9, 2015
I purchased this light on March 2, 2011 and installed it within a week. There are some pros and cons with this light.
The dusk to dawn feature works perfectly
The motion detector works well and is sensitive enough to pick up a cat walking through my patio.
The motion detector has a 150 radius. This is both a pro and a con depending on the situation. For me it is a plus. Others might need a broader detection range.
The light has worked with every type of bulb I have tried.Some LEDs and compact fluorescent bulbs work fine.
The color is black. I ordered oil rubbed bronze and it said it was that color, but really the color is black.
Because the bulb turns on and off multiple times through the night, it seems to consume bulbs. I have gone through 3 light bulbs with this unit and am working on bulb 4. Compact fluorescent bulbs don't seem to last any longer than incandescent bulbs.
The paint does not last and is quickly lost.
I live in a very sun intense area with very little rain and no snow. The paint on this fixture lasted about 2 and a half years. I am now replacing the fixture because the paint is long gone and the fixture is heavily rusted. There is not a single millimeter of the fixture that is not covered with a heavy layer of rust. The fixture continues to work well, it is just rusted out.
I have included a photo of the fixture as it is in 12/2015. The light brown color is a heavy layer of oxidation and rust. The rust can come off, but the metal is degrading underneath. There is not enough metal left on the light to refinish the light at this point.