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Hi there!

The light in our porch has no power running to it and we don’t wanna knacker up the ceiling and plaster to locate it. So my question is...

Is there a device I can pop into my non-working light fighting that makes a bulb turn on which is linked to a sensor when someone comes into the porch?

Any help greatly appreciated!

Dave
 
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You can buy led sensor lights that have a battery and solar panel.
Requiring no electrical supply

However, if the original light worked at some time, a decent electrician may well be able to fix the problem without pulling the ceiling to bits.
 
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Thanks James. Yes the light switch was removed from the internal wall when we had builders in before we moved in and we lost where the supply was.

It’s a really nice light and we’d like to keep it - I just thought there was something we could put in the light fitting to make it work without having a switch but having a sensor instead.
 
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That is somewhat concerning
There might be a live wire floating around in the fabric of the building.
That really needs looking at, could be a fire risk.
 
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Thanks James! Yes we have found the supply since but this is where it becomes a messy job so I won't bother going into it but I would love to know if there is a device that can get this light going with a supply?
 
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Do you have a permanent supply to the light fitting but no switch wire?

If so, a sensor light could be used.

If there is no supply to the light, battery power is your only option
 
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Hi James, sorry for the snail-like reply. Yes the light has a permanent feed. Do you know of any product on the market that you’d recommend? Thanks for being so helpful!
 
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There are such things as PIR motion sensor lightbulbs (no doubt China Export etc.) which might do the job if the sensor on top of the bulb would point roughly in the right direction.
So just(!) put your live feed into your existing lamp (assuming there is a bulbholder in it), plug in the sensor bulb, and there you go.
 
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Thanks lads!

Really appreciate that, thank you. I'll be bagging one of these as it's exactly the type of thing I'm looking for.

Superb, really glad I turned up here :thumbsup:
 
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