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

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I've only ever seen LED floods pre flexed with 3 core Lee, sometimes 2 core for Class 2 versions. It's an annoyance when they don't give you a proper override wiring option, I'll sometimes use a seperate PIR and you can also run more than one light from it or interlink with more PIRs if required.
 

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I have seen several led lights with built in pir that do just what you want.
often they have a 3 core flex pre made into the enclosure but if you look inside there is a 4 way terminal block with L N E + sw L inside so you can link them together.
I have not got the makes and models to hand but it is common and you often don't know its there without reading the instructions.

P.s. I know we don't read them much but there is often something usefull in there.
 

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Well why don't they fit the correct flex in the first place where that's been designed in, half baked manufacturing !
 

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Well why don't they fit the correct flex in the first place where that's been designed in, half baked manufacturing !
I half agree,
many diy peeps will be confused about the 4th wire and either just chop it off or leave it floating
and for 90% of installs its not required.

for most of my jobs, I have to replace the flex as it is too short anyway.
who wants a junction box within a foot (300mm to the young ones) of the light when most of the time within 6ft there is somewhere to wire it into.
 

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I’ve reflexed them in the past and used a wago in the back of the fitting but most half decent fittings seem to be sealed.
 

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I think CP Electronics have sensors that may offer something your after. We have a room with one of their sensors, where you can press a push to make switch, which also activates the rooms lighting. Never had the sensor down, to see what type it is. Give their technical a ring, found them most helpful.

 
was thinking of this one really, have used before and seem ok.
wont let me post a link ... but first one in led pir
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tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/LTFL10PIRCW.html
stick www in front , it wont let me post a link
 

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That Timeguard one has the most comprehensive instructions I've ever seen! usually it says "To mains the be connection doing, at best for it, you can." With a crappy wee diagram that's illegible.
This Timeguard one even shows you which way to turn the screwdriver to tighten the mounting screws! (5.7) and you also get a Knob Adjuster, 8.3...
 

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Any one have any recommendations? Don’t really want one where you have to flick on and off multiple times to override.
I'm a big fan of Brackenheath, Lee. At the top end, price wise, but they do them with a good microwave sensor....about a 300 degree pick up.
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