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Ian3422

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Hello, I want to install movement sensors where i have my light switches on my staircase. At present i have a two way switches at both the top and bottom of the stairs.
Any advice will be very much appreciated
 

Cadgey123

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There are a lot of factors which could affect this install. It’s best to get someone in for a butchers
 

Murdoch

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Interesting idea .... but could be quite expensive.

Are you trying to save electricity?
 

Spoon

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To add to the above, are you intending replace one of the switches with the sensor or add it to the circuit?
 
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Ian3422

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To add to the above, are you intending replace one of the switches with the sensor or add it to the circuit?
i want to have a sensor at the top and bottom of the stairs. as the stairs go round a corner one sensor wont work.
 

littlespark

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most sensors like this require a neutral to operate. It may be you don't have one at your switch positions.

Boston? forgive my geographical ignorance, but is that a UK Boston, or the Massachusets Boston?
 

Wilko

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Hi - as mentioned by @littlespark the motion detectors need to be powered (have L and N). This applies wherever they sit and so some new wiring is likely to be needed. One question will be - will you still need the light switches? (for manual over ride say)
 

Spoon

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Could use some ceiling PIRs, then you will have your Neutral.
 
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Ian3422

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Hi - as mentioned by @littlespark the motion detectors need to be powered (have L and N). This applies wherever they sit and so some new wiring is likely to be needed. One question will be - will you still need the light switches? (for manual over ride say)
Hi Wilko, no switches needed.
 

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