Westire 8480 & 8480H

Longlife Photocells

The most accurate outdoor lighting photocell on the market


The 8480 & 8480H Longlife Westire photocell utilises Westire’s Eye Response filtered silicon light sensor and microprocessor control. This accurate combination provides the best energy savings and reliable operation.


Engineered in the EU with a 35 year design life and manufactured in-house using only high quality name brand components, the 8400 series photocells are renowned in the industry for their unparalleled quality and reliability.

Features & Benefits

  • Designed for modern light sources like LED, Induction, Plasma, HPS, HID and many more.
  • Available in universal power supply capable of operating on voltages from 200 to 260 Volts 50/60.
  • Energy efficient design with a average power consumption < 0.25 watts.
  • Westire Patented Relay Assisted Triac (RAT) switching technology protects the relay from in-rush current.
  • Polycarbonate housing is ultrasonically welded, UV stabilised and rated to IP67.
  • Upward facing units are designed to be self cleaning.
  • 100% product testing; 48 hour burn-in, electrical and final inspection.
  • Intertek ETL Listed and RoHS compliant.
  • Available with up to 840 Joule MOV protection.

The upward facing daylight sensor has a full view of the open sky resulting in higher switching accuracy.

Cap Colours

Various housing colours are available, black, blue, brown, green, red and grey

Connection Type

The 8480 Long Life Photocell has NEMA 3/5/7 Pin
ANCI 136.10 plug in locking electrical connection.
A hardwired version 8480H is also available.


Dimensions77.5 mm D x 76.8 mm H
3.05” D x 3.02” H
Warranty12 years standard
20 years available on request
Mains Supply200 - 260 Volts AC
50/60 Hertz
Load Rating1800 VA Ballast / 1000 Watts
Average Power Consumption<0.25 Watt nominal
Surge ProtectionMOV (Metal Oxide Varistor)
Meets extreme 20kV surge requirements of ANSI C136.10 - 2017
Operating Temperature-40° C to + 80° C
-40° F to + 176° F
Standards ComplianceEnvironmental RoHS, EN55015, EN61547, EN6100-3-2, EN6100-3-3, ETL UK 773, CSA 22.2.
IS EN ISO 9002: 2015, ANSI C136.10, BS 5972
Enclosure Protection RatingIP68
Operating Levels10 to 200 Lux
1 to 19fc ± 0.025
Switching Ratio1:05 to 1:3 - Inverse ratios available
Ambient Light SensorEye Response IR filtered silicon light sensor
On/Off, Dusk/ Dawn Switching+/- 7% Evening regardless of cloud cover or infrared radiation
Switching Tine Delay0 to 25 Seconds ON 2.5 to 20 Seconds OFF
Connection TypeNEMA 3/5/7 Pin
ANCI 136.10