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Having a dusk-till-dawn light at your home’s entrance can make you feel safer after dark.

You could install a new light-sensitive fixture or install a switch on an existing fixture. But, the easiest and least expensive fix is simply changing the light bulb.

Feit Electric makes an LED bulb with a photocell light sensor that turns the bulb on at night and off during the day. It has a twistable base to adjust the built-in automatic on/off sensor.

It is available at The Home Depot.

15 COMMENTS

  1. These bulbs work great if the fixture gets plenty of light. If they don’t you will have problems getting them to turn off. The problem is that the lens cover is too dark and won’t let enough light in. There is a simple way to fix it, which you can find on the internet. It looks like the same bulb made by Phillips does not have as dark a cover. Maybe they work better.

    • Hi, Lois,
      We receive numerous questions about specific products; due to the high volume of mail we receive, we do recommend contacting the manufacturer for such inquiries.
      In this case, you can find the contact information at https://www.feit.com/.
      Good luck!

  2. Installed 3 of the dusk to dawn bulbs; 1 works the other 2 won’t come on. The 2 that don’t come on are on a 2-way switch. Does that affect the bulb?

  3. Perfect for outdoor light fixtures or any area you need a care-free way to keep sufficiently bright around evening time. Worked in light sensor turns bulb on at night and off amid the day.

  4. Returned to the store after the a week of use .stays on even when is sunny outside and make sure the sensor was facing the street.

    • Sorry to hear this product didn’t meet your expectations, Patrick.
      But thanks for sharing your experience with the TodaysHomeowner.com community!
      Take care. 🙂

  5. I have three of your 60W equivalent dust to dawn bulbs. All three come on at dust but will not go off during the day. Please tell me what steps I can take to make them work. The sensor is facing forward and there is plenty of light.
    Thanks
    Barry White

  6. I purchased two bulbs and the base does not twist as the instructions say it will, #1 Complaint. The bulbs turn on fine at night but do NOT turn off in the daylight, #2 Complaint. My porch faces south and gets plenty of light so it appears the sensor is poorly designed. I will be returning them. This product does not work as advertised.

  7. I have 2 new carriage lights and installed 2 new Feit dusk to dawn bulbs.
    They both worked first night. Now the light bulb will not go on in one light. I have switched bulbs still nothing. put tape over the sensor, but still nothing. I added a regular bulb and it worked. there is power to the light. the other light works. What could it be?

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