JL-206 Photo Electric Sensor
Rate voltage:
Fail Mode:
Fail-Off (suggested color in Green)
Fail-On (suggested color in Blue)
Sensor Type:
Cadmium Sulfide Photocell
IR Filtered Phototransistor
Unfiltered Phototransistor
MOV options:
110Joule / 3500Amp
235Joule / 5000Amp
460Joule / 10000Amp

Ordering Information

JL-206C*1 - 5*2 - F*3 - 15*4 - HP*5 - P*6 - IP65*7 - F*8 (16*9 - 05*10 - 24*11 - 05*12 - T3.0*13)

*:Model Number

**:Fail Mode

4=Fail-Off (suggested color in Green)

5=Fail-On (suggested color in Blue)

***:Sensor Type

D=Cadmium Sulfide Photocell

F=IR Filtered Phototransistor

S=Unfiltered Phototransistor

****:MOV options

12=110Joule / 3500Amp

15=235Joule / 5000Amp

23=460Joule / 10000Amp

Product Summary

The night sensor for outdoor lights JL-206 series is applicable to control the street lighting, garden lighting, passage lighting and doorway lighting automatically in accordance with the ambient natural lighting level.

This product is designed with microprocessor circuits with either sensors of CdS photocell, photodiode or IR-filtered phototransistor and a surge arrester (MOV) is provided. Its quicker response with time delay of 0-20 seconds offers easy-to-test feature. 

Further, a preset 5-20 seconds time-delay might avoid mis-operation due to spotlight or lightning during the night time.

The –HP version provides constant reliability as the relay has sufficient work life of over 3650 cycles, and offers extra long work life when a metal Armor option is applied together.

This product provides twist lock terminals meeting the requirements of ANSI C136.10-2010 and the Standard for Plug-In, Locking Type Photocontrols for Use with Area Lighting UL773, 4th Edition, dated Jan.19th, 1995, Listed by UL.


Disconnect power; wire the color coded receptacle according to the diagram below. 

Push the photocontroller on and twist it clockwise to lock it into the receptacle. 

Install the photocontroller with the Photocell facing the NORTH direction as indicated on the top of the photocontroller. 

Adjust the receptacle position if necessary.

Initial Testing

It is normal for the SWITCH to take several minutes to turn off when first installed.

To test “turn on” during daytime, cover its eye with sliding the metal strip mounted.

Do not cover with finger because light traveling through fingers may be great enough to keep the switch open.

Test will take approximately 2 minutes.