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Intermatic LC4536C 120VAC to 277VAC Locking Thermal Photocontrol

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Price
$9.98
Savings
-$3.35
Number of Items
1
Price Per Unit
$2.50
Manufacturer
Intermatic Incorporated
Prime Eligible
Not Eligible
Weight
0.180 Pounds
Length
2.75 Inches
Height
3 Inches
Width
2.75 Inches
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Features
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  • Polypropylene housing with UV protection
  • 1800-4155 Watts Tungsten
  • 8. 3 Amps Ballast
  • 120-277 Volts AC
Description
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The LC4500 Series Photocontrols feature low cost locking-type mounting, and thermal-type controls for street lighting and other applications requiring a twist and lock type plug connection. Thermal-type photocontrols provide dusk-to-dawn lighting control and a delay action, which eliminates loads switching OFF due to car headlights and lightning. The thermal-type controls feature a cadmium sulfide photocell and polypropylene case to seal out moisture. The design utilizes a dual temperature compensating bimetal and composite resistor for reliable long life operation over ambient temperature ext...
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I've used this brand of twist-lock photocell quite a few times with good results.
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Everything was Great!!!
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When you want a photocell that works and lasts, buy this.
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The less-expensive switches that can be found won't stand a head to head comparison with these.
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Spend the money right, spend the money once.
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Category: Photo Detectors
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Photodetectors, also called photosensors, are sensors of light or other electromagnetic radiation. A photo detector has a p–n junction that converts light photons into current.

The usual price range for a photodetector is between $2.50 to $13.93.

If you want to know about photo detectors in general, please go to our Photo Detectors: Things to Know Before Buying in 2020 page to learn more!

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Jane's Review: Should I buy this product?

Jane's Review

Yes! I highly recommend this photo detector based on manufacturer ratings and comparison with its similar products. Let's go over the reasons why buying this photo detector now is a good idea, and also things to consider before you decide on this item.

1. Manufacturer has very positive reviews on all their products!

The maker of a product is another factor you want to definitely consider before you buy anything. What if there is a piece missing or there is some defect in the product? With anything you buy online, there is a small chance of this happening. But don't worry too much, because Amazon has an amazing 30-day refund policy (Amazon❤️). Still, you want to make sure that the manufacturer or the seller has been helpful in resolving this kind of problem and/or has been helpful to its customers about general product inquiries. As you see in my manufacturer report below, Intermatic Incorporated (Intermatic) has very positive reviews for their products. It's generally a good sign if the manufacturer has good reviews overall. If your purchase decision heavily involves how well they make their products and treat their customers, this is likely a safe bet.

2. This is the best photo detector on Amazon!

image/svg+xml Intermatic Other similar brands: NSI

I found 1 brand that has similar products like this one: NSI. 'If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, then don't look further! this is your product! Among its alternatives, it's the cheapest!If you're looking for a photo detector with best reviews, you're looking at that product! Within its category, it has received the highest customer satisfaction score. If your primary concern is whether the product is popular and well known, you probably can't find a better one than the current product you're looking at. I linked all the similar products in the similar products section so please check them out! Or you can check other similar products on Amazon, too.

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3. This photo detector has positive reviews on the internet

Some people have a great experience with a product, while some are unlucky and get a defected item and have to go through the whole process of returning them. Since people have different experiences about a product due to various reasons, don't read too much into one good or bad review. Reading multiple reviews with different ratings can help you picture how good/bad the product generally is.

This photo detector has positivereviews on the internet, and based on current trends, it's likely that people will like this photo detector more a week later. I summarized what fans and haters say about this product above in the good/ok/bad table, so don't forget to read those since they paint the whole picture! And of course, if you want to read more detailed reviews, many of them are on Amazon!See More Reviews on AmazonSee More Reviews on Amazon

4. Take a look at its price history

image/svg+xml Highest Price Lowest Price $10.99 $5.99

Price is one of the most important factors in making a purchase decision. I analyzed the price of this product in four parts: its recent price change, when it was most expensive/cheapest, its price volatility, and a price prediction I made, just in case you want to wait.

First off, let's talk about its recent price change. The price of this product has gone up, resulting in a 4.67% price increase.

Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this photo detector was $10.99, and the lowest price point was $5.99. The current price isn't close to either the highest or the lowest price point, so it's a fairly reasonable time to make this purchase.

What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. I haven't seen this product being unavailable since I started reviewing this product. So as far as the availability goes, this product is solid. If you plan to make a repeat purchase of this kind of item, this is your product! In addition, I've seen a small amount of price movement with this product. From what I've seen, the price is likely to move up or down by an average of 6.94% at a time.

Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? Based on past price points, I expect the price to be $8.88 a week from now. It might be best to wait for a future price drop, but if this product checks all the boxes for you, don't wait to optimize for small gain.

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5. Make sure Intermatic is a brand you can trust

Intermatic doesn't attract too many people on Amazon among other photo detector brands. I couldn't find any YouTube videos, Reddit posts, or news articles that directly mention this product, but this can be just me not looking hard enough. Will update this when I have more info!

One thing to be careful about here is that I'm not verifying if this product's maker is a household name or not. This section is more focused on whether this is proven enough by its consumers, whether people actually love this product.

That's it! I hope you learned enough about this product to make a purchase decision now. You can always ask me about anything via the bird button on the bottom right corner. Thanks for reading — I'm going to add more analyses on this review, so stay tuned!

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