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(Electronics) a device in which the photoelectric or photovoltaic effect or photoconductivity is used to produce a current or voltage when exposed to light or other electromagnetic radiation. They are used in exposure meters, burglar alarms, etc. Also called: photoelectric cell or electric eye


(ˈfoʊ toʊˌsɛl)

a solid-state electronic device that converts light into electrical energy by producing a voltage or that uses light to regulate the flow of current: used in automatic control systems for doors, burglar alarms, lighting, etc.
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Noun1.photocell - a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiationsphotocell - a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations
detector, sensing element, sensor - any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
photocathode - a cathode that emits electrons when illuminated
selenium cell - a photoelectric cell that uses a strip of selenium
transducer - an electrical device that converts one form of energy into another


[ˈfəʊtəʊˌsɛl] nfotocellula
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The automatic on/off functionality with a timer and photocell help ensure the highest level of performance and efficiency.
Using advanced photocell technology, the shuttle intelligently detects and positions itself underneath a pallet to lift and move it within a deep lane tunnel rack system without operator intervention.
In environments where these reguirements are addressed, the photocell option offers one of the safest and most efficient solutions.
The transformer has the following settings: on, off, photocell activated, 4 hour (transformer is turned on with the photocell and then turns off 4 hours later), 6 hour, and 8 hour.
We prefer to activate landscape lighting with a photocell because it is virtually maintenance-free.
DOGAL 03 Centering Unit, used for the spreading and alignment of fabric and equipped with edge following proportional photocell FTC5.
A photocell depicting the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques with the winners, was held.
They feature a polycarbonate lens, with options for a photocell and dimming capabilities.
Dumfries and Galloway Council, who installed the lights, have blamed a faulty photocell control switch, which us suposed to turn them off when it gets light.
Each lamp has a light-sensitive photocell mechanism on top but the excrement covers it so the system thinks it is night.
She had followed advice not to touch her Iranian counterpart, Saeed Jalili, during a photocell, and had kept her arms firmly folded behind her back to avoid accidentally causing diplomatic offence to Muslims.