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  1. Leesparkykent

    LED PIR flood with override

    Any one have any recommendations? Don’t really want one where you have to flick on and off multiple times to override.
  2. G

    Pir help required

    Hi, I have limited electrical knowledge but do have some qualifications through being a refrigeration engineer. In my hall/passage I have a light switch at either end. I have replaced one of them with a danlers wapir occupancy switch. It's working but won't go out completely on the timer, it...
  3. R

    Domestic Twin PIR on 1 lighting circuit with cut off switch

    Hi, Trying to plan for my single outside lighting circuit to be controlled by two PIR's. I've tried to draw it out (image below). My plan is that if the PIR switch is on and light switch is off, the lights will run with PIR. If the PIR switch is off, and the light switch is on, then lights...
  4. D

    Pet Sensitive PIR

    Hi, just wondering if anyone can recommend a decent pet pir for a cat? I have installed a Texecom petwise at a property but they say the cat is setting it off at night, never had any problem with these in the past. Cheers
  5. N

    Domestic Outside PIR light circuit board fix.

    I have a set of six matching PIR outside lights. They are all the same style and are no longer available. On two of them the circuit board has developed a fault whereby the light level at which they become active works fine but once activated, the time for which they stay on has become infinite...
  6. L

    Feed for pir

    I'm struggling to get a feed for a pir to control 3 lights. There is an emergency light fed from a klix. At the emergency light there are 2 fused terminals, permanent feed and Neutral them separate switch feed neutral. Could I feed my pir from that permanent feed ?
  7. R

    Domestic Trying to control 2 o/s lights from 2 PIRs

    I'm new here so I hope I'm posting in the right place. Is there any way to control and sync two separate lights to come on triggered from either of two PIRs? Maybe RF? I have an outside path & steps leading up from garage to house - going round a corner -- which needs lights at both ends...
  8. G

    Strange problem with PIR/motion sensor switch

    Hi, I have an odd problem with a motion sensor switch in a bathroom. The sensor detects motion and switches the light on, but then doesn't switch the light off. However, when I switch the fuse off and then on again at the fusebox, it resets the motion sensor, which works fine, but only once -...
  9. D

    Pir lighting circuit.. help!!

    Hi, I really need advice/help regarding some lights I’ve wired today. I’ve wired a room that contains a pir and 4 light fittings 2x EM/2xnormal. I’ve taken a Brown black blue and earth From the board so (the feed) straight to the pir then come out of the pir with the same to each light fitting...
  10. D

    PIR Floodlight - how bright does it need to be

    Hello, I want to install a PIR Flood light which overlooks my car and drive. i have looked at different kinds of LED lights but i'm wondering what power i need? I don't want a light that is just going to light the area up if someone goes near it... i want it to make it hard for them to see...
  11. B

    Pir motion sensor correct type

    Hi I have a fluorescent light fitting for a suspended ceiling (600 mm x 600 mm) it is wired to a 240 volt supply I was thinking of introducing a pir motion sensor, so as to cut my electricity bills etc I would like a sensor to have the following features: 1. 360 degrees 2. 240v 3...
  12. B

    Manual override and PIR on lights

    Hi what’s difference between 1 way and 2 Way Switch please on manual override of pir 1 Way, Switch up is PIR and Switch down is perm on Can someone explain how would the 2 way would work and is the drawings correct the load cable for the lights is from PIR as easier than wiring from switch thanks
  13. D

    Trainee Pir and switch setup

    Hi I have 6 lights running of a pir currently but Want 3 of them to be able to run off a switch as well. Can any one advise on the best way to do so?? Thanks
  14. L

    Setting a pir timeguard

    Hi, I’ve got a timeguard pir sensor for switching 3 led floodlights in various all at once. I’ve replaced it like for like as the lux dial had snapped off. Wired it up and is illuminating on movement for minimum time set and going off great, but when I turn lux to dusk the light still comes...
  15. D

    Replacing existing PIR lights help

    hello replaceing both front and back pir lights and got abit stuck with where I need to put the switch live wire as they both currently have a manual switch overide Current wiring front and back New front light New back light Just abit confuses what to do with switch live wire. Any help...
  16. 1

    Porch light photo cell and pir and timed?

    hi I need some advice, I have 2 elv down lights in the porch over the front door, what I want is them to come on automatically when it gets dark using a photo cell, but at midnight I want them to turn off and only come on via a pir sensor, I understand how to do one or the other but not both, I...
  17. G

    Motion sensor light dimming

    First post, just looking for some advice if possible please. I have a customer that would like their driveway lights to be operated by a PIR motion sensor. The lights are to fade up to maximum brightness, stay on for a predetermined amount of time and then fade to off. Does anyone know of a...
  18. multimick

    fitting a pir near roadside

    got a job fitting a pir near side of road (4 metres away) to contol 2 led floods any tips to avoid cars or pushbikes setting it off ,i can point it down and buy one with sensitivity control but any other tips please
  19. K

    Changing an outside PIR light to a standard one

    As the title says changing light because my PIR one stopped working. On my new light I have a terminal for brown a blue an yellow and green. The wires coming out from switch is briwb , black, yellow and green and a gray one. They go to a double switch inside ,one for the light and one for...
  20. T

    Extractor fan with pir wiring question

    Hi all, I intend to fit a extractor fan with built in pir sensor in my downstairs wc. My question is regarding the wiring , could I take power from my ceiling rose to an isolator then from the isolator straight to the fan avoiding the light switch , as the sensor would turn the fan on ...any...
  21. I

    Obsolete Timeguard PIR

    A potential customer has an external light control system originally manufactured by Timeguard. There's a controller in the loft space which has a 2 core cable to each PIR which seems to be a bus wire. The PIR's are now failing, part number: SL099. I've found them on Google but they are...
  22. B

    Replacing pull switch with PIR Motion Sensor

    Hi, I am trying to replace a pull switch with a PIR Motion Sensor in a cupboard/wardrobe, but it does not seem to be working. The pull switch is connected to a cable from the ceiling, where both wires coming from the cable are brown. I this normal? I thought that it would just be a case of...
  23. W

    PIR Lighting with bypass help.

    Hi guys, I have today wired up some LED lights to a PIR sensor using 2 switches, the second one is a 2 way (not sure of the correct terminology, sorry for my ignorance, double throw or something?) They seem to work as I wanted with the first switch switching the whole lot on or off and the...
  24. Pip

    Domestic Manual switching to over ride PIR Flood

    Hi Guys, Have a client who has a light unit with a built in PIR at the entrance to his property, Electric gates, Cameras etc. PIR has packed up so light now useless. The unit has a switched live to the lamps so bypassing the PIR, panic mode really as there are other floods on the same circuit...
  25. S

    Replacing switch with PIR based switch. Need bit help in confirming wiring

    Hi, I am looking to replace the normal light switch (on/off flick button) with this PIR switch (with On / Off / PIR / MIC sensor) as shown in picture E4 and need bit of help in confirming the wiring as this diagram has confused me. New PIR sensor has only two slots for wire labelled as 'AC'...
  26. gazdkw82

    Dual LED security PIR suggestions

    Looking for a quality dual PIR security light for a friend's house. I've done some searches but they all look cheap and I don't recognize any of the brands. Any recommendations?
  27. N

    Multi room PIR help needed

    Hi, first off apologies if this is a daft question I’m having an absolute mental block.. Scenario is: I have three rooms all on the same circuit and all controlled via a one way switch, i need to put a PIR in each room, now would this not operate all the rooms regardless of which room someone...
  28. Gavin John Hyde

    Microwave vs PIR sensor for light

    Need to install a security light for a customer. He has chosen a 4000 lumens led light without a sensor. He wants the sensor to cover the majority of the rear garden as he has had issues with things going missing. To prevent tampering he wants it mounted above the flat roof extension on the...
  29. B

    Installing new outside PIR light, do I need a switch?

    Hi all, Hoping someone will be able to give me a bit of advice. I’m planning to install a PIR light on the outside wall of my porch to light up the driveway. There is currently a light inside my porch which I am planning to take the feed from, run the cable along the inside of the porch and...
  30. A

    Can you run a time lag switch and a PIR for the same set of LED lights?

    I have a problem. Not only am I not an electrician, but I need some help understanding what options are achievable so that I can go back to the Planning Department on our planning permission. We are having steps built down to our front door and will be putting in 10 x 0.75Watt lights in to...
  31. D

    Alarm Recessed Ceiling PIR Detector

    Hi I am installing a Pyronix Euro 46 V10 Hybrid Alarm Panel. I want to use wired ceiling pir detectors with it. Pyronix do a flush mounted one, however I am looking for a recessed ceiling pir detector to install. Does anyone know of any I can use. Thanks Dave
  32. Midwest

    PIR sensor wiring for Stairs

    Silly question time. I've never wired up PIR sensors for stairs before. Today I went to replace a 'faulty' sensor, on the grd floor of stairs. Tested sensor, which had 3c to it, but think the installer had connected the wires incorrectly; sw/L (black sleeved brown) was in the L terminal & L...
  33. K

    replacing a set of light switches in the stair way with PIR switches

    Hi, Does anyone know i its possible to replace a set of light switches in a stairway that all control the same lights with a set of PIR switches? The current rocker switches have L1, L2 and COM but the PIR switch I am looging to replace them with only have L1 and L2. Thanks
  34. Deleted member 9648

    Decent LED Floods with or without PIR

    Does anyone know of quality external LED floods/PIR floods in the 10-30w range that will last? Everything I fit I have to go back to. Our CEF used to supply Deluce, now Challenger. Lately it's no exaggeration to say I'm spending several hours a week going back to this crap at my own expense...
  35. M

    Cabling and pir help

    Hi. Am looking to install some garden lights in parallel. I am looking to do some of the work to keep costs down. And employ the services of an electrician to make connections. Am hoping to have a switch and pir for the lights. So that I can switch off all the lights when I don't want them...
  36. John oakley

    Removal of PIR from circuit

    so I have an porch wall light that is switched inside the house which has a separate PIR outside the porch. I am removing the PIR completely (as it no longer was switching the porch light on so assumed the pir was defective as the external floodlight on the same pir wiring (next paragraph) is...
  37. Les Macaulay

    Unusual cable size entered in a PIR

    While looking over a PIR for a domestic flat, the approved electrician has entered for the Cooker circuit a cable size of 10sqmm but has scored thro this and entered 8sqmm. For the shower circuit he has entered a cable size of 8sqmm (no score out). So he must have intended a size of 8sqmm, but...
  38. N

    Help with wiring PIR Switch

    Hi. Recently purchased a Pir switch to control one light in my kitchen. Has the standard Live and Neutral but also has a 'A' connector. If I wire up to just the L and N it does not work. The manufacturer has stated the following and I am not sure what he means ... "Yes so live in and live out...
  39. J

    Question about bypassing a PIR and ambient light sensor

    Hi, I would like to bypass an outdoor light PIR and ambient sensor as I have put a wifi smart bulb in, which gives me more more flexibility about scheduling the light to come on and being able to turn it on and off via google assistant etc. Using the maximum duration setting on the...
  40. J

    corner mount floodlight with pir

    hi all, was wondering if anyone has used a corner mount floodlight so i can light up 2 areas opposite from each other from the same pir, i know you can install it all separate from each other but want to know if there is a all in one fitting for this, i have saw lights that may work but the are...
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