c9's flickering?

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by EagleLandscape, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    I drove by a site tonight and some c9's that I put up were going on for 5 seconds, then coming off for 5 seconds. then the process would repeat. they are located near the ground, on stakes. about 120' or strand.

    i went back once i got in my service truck and they stopped flickering and looked just fine.

    i metered the plug at 113.8volts. is that too low to operate c9's at?

    also, i was thinking maybe the headlights from the road by these lights were caushing the photocell to freak out. any thoughts?
     
  2. E.J.

    E.J. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    Try changing out the timer- just went through this tonight. See if you hear the time cycling on and off.
     
  3. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    your photocell timer is too close to the lights. it thinks it is night, then day, then night...
     
  4. E.J.

    E.J. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    That's what I was thinking my problem was until I moved the time switch to the "ON" position- but it kepts doing it. I replaced the timer and it was fine. Although the first year I did lights this haunted me for a while. haha
     

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