Q:Where to place motion sensor lights?
A:For your security and ease, you can use motion sensor lights on the paths going to your front and back door. You may also use motion sensor lights for decks, patios, and other areas such as swimming pools and stairways. For improved security, you may put motion sensor lights on all the approaches to your house.
Q:Why does a motion sensor does not sense light switching off and on or moving?
A:It is because the motion detectors that are normally used are not sensitive to visible light. Common motion sensors make use of ultrasound, infrared light, microwaves and radio waves with a longer wavelength. However, an optical motion detector can detect visible light but it may need computer image analysis to detect it in a precise way.
Q:How do I install motion detection lights at home?
A:Motion detection lights are easy to install. First, you would need to turn the power off and unscrew your existing light fixture. Then you would need to connect new light fixtures with the house wires by using wire nuts. After attaching the new fixture, you would need to screw in the flood lights, and turn the power on. You would need to check where the lamps are shining and then adjust it according to the manual.
Q:What is the best LED bulb for a motion-activated outdoor flood light?
A:LED bulbs for a motion activated outdoor flood lights are available in various shapes and sizes. Users have different preferences. They may consider warm or cool lights, water proof bulbs, and check the distance covered by the LED bulb. It is also good to see how long it stays on after it detects motion. You may read user reviews and compare the costs before selecting a bulb.
Q:Can we have motion sensor lights for a load of 50-100 watts?
A:Different motion sensor lights are available in the market and you may find a motion sensor light of 50 to 100 watts. Motion sensor flood lights are available in different loads such as 75 watts. You can either search online or go to a shop to find the lights that meets your requirement.
Q:How do I set the timing on motion sensor porch lights?
A:There are generally three knobs on your motion sensor lights: sensitivity knob, time knob, and test knob. You will need to adjust the time knob on your motion sensor, by selecting a time that you think would be suitable for a light to stay on when it detects motion. The test knob on your motion sensor is to test your new settings. Plus, if you have a user manual with you, make sure you that read the guidelines in it.
Q:Can you convert a regular light to a motion detector light?
A:Yes, you can use a regular LED light to convert it into a motion detector light. You would need a few other materials and tools to make your own motion detector light. These materials include a sensor, a PC board, small speaker, card box, and assorted wire. You would also need tools such as a small saw, a drill, a USB cable, and soldering iron to make a motion detector light.
Q:How can I get my home security system to turn on lights?
A:If you want to enable your home security system to switch on lights and control other activities such as opening doors, you would need to add home automation to your system. In order to get home automation with your security system, you can contact your security company to assist you or you can seek professional help by calling an electrician to install home automation devices.
Q:Is there such a thing as a motion detector light with a dimmer switch?
A:Yes, you can get a motion detector light installed with a dimmer switch. You would need to take help from an electrician for this purpose. The electrician would have to connect your motion detector with a switch that dims the lights when it detects motion. You could select a preferable brightness for your dimmer switch and ask your electrician to install the system accordingly.