There are many light fittings available with built in motion sensors for use with security / automatic lighting.

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Suffice to say if it has an Electrical Appliance Approval for use in Australia it won’t be dissimilar in operational functionality as described below in these sensors by Clipsal except minus the actual light fittings. Included is a couple of examples of light fittings with sensors at the end of this sensor selection. Our advice is it is better to spend on quality products as these will perform well and last.

“Our advice is, it’s better to spend on quality products as these will perform well and last.”

Motion Sensors for outdoor applications:

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We use and recommend The Clipsal 750 Series Outdoor Infrascan.

It’s a highly reliable, state-of-the-art passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor. The unit is well recognised in the industry as being the best sensor technology available on the market today. The unit is designed to detect people moving within its ‘field of view’, and activate an electrical load, such as a light, in response to that movement. Designed and developed in Australia, the unit offers benefits in security, energy management, hospitality and true ‘hands-free’ switching convenience in a wide range of applications. Advanced circuit technology and a new multi-segmented lens divide the ‘field of view’ into 48 zones at four different levels, ensuring immediate reaction to body movement.

Motion Sensors for indoor applications:

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Packed with features that has made Clipsal the leader in Passive Infrared (PIR) motion sensor technology, the 751 Series Indoor Infrascan.

It’s the next generation of the constantly evolving family of Clipsal PIR sensing devices. The compact, unobtrusive appearance of the unit, combined with simplified installation and a range of new features, make it the smart light switch for the modern era. The unit is designed to monitor the immediate environment, and detect people moving within its ‘Field of View’. When movement is detected, the unit will activate an electrical load, such as a light, in response to that movement. Designed and developed in Australia, the unit offers benefits in security, energy management, hospitality and true hands-free switching convenience in a wide range of domestic and commercial applications.

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The Clipsal 753 Series 360 Degree Infrascan.

It’s a highly reliable, state-of-the-art passive infrared (PIR) occupancy sensor. The unit utilises an advanced quadelement sensor array allowing instantaneous detection of movement and features a 10-metre detection range. The unit also features a slimline, fully recessed mounting facility, making it one of the worlds most sleek and unobtrusive 360° sensors available. The unit is designed to monitor the immediate environment, and detect people moving within its field of view. When movement is detected, the unit will activate an electrical load, such as a light, in response to that movement. Designed and developed in Australia, the unit offers benefits in security, energy management, hospitality and true ‘hands-free’ switching convenience in a wide range of applications.

Security Flood Lights:

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For an economical purchase price you could consider the Arlec security light fitting.

Arlec 20W LED Black Twin Head Sensor Security Flood Light

This Twin Head LED Sensor Light has got a high impact UV stabilised plastic construction and can be retrofitted to replace your existing patio, garage, or other outdoor fitting. It is fitted with an IR sensor with a range of up to 8m, 180 degree detection angle and adjustable heads. An adjustable timer gives you the ability to set time-on and has a setting to prevent daytime operation, making it perfect for lighting your home when most needed. Just be aware that this device is not as adjustable nor as sensitive, so you may have more unwanted actuations of the lights from trees and animals. Also we recommend that this fitting is installed under eaves away from weather as it is rated only at IP44.

  • 2 x 10W, 800 lumen LED globes (1600 lumen total) included
  • Long lasting (LED lifetime of 30,000 hours)
  • Weather resistant to IP44
  • Uses 90% less power than conventional PAR38 globes
  • 12 month warranty
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Or for a more attractive and longer lasting security light fitting.

Clipsal FLS20 SENLED Flood Light LED 20W 4000K Slim Sensor

Floodlight LED Slimline, 20W, 4000K with Sensor, up to 36,000 hours lifespan. This Clipsal sensor light fitting has an integrated microwave sensor, which can be adjusted for sensing angle independent of the fitting. Its IP rating gives you the options to install anywhere as it is all weather rated.

  • 4000K colour light output
  • Lumen output: 20W (>1400lm)
  • 105°beam angle
  • IP65 Rated
  • 20W with Sensor version

Can you install a motion sensor on an existing light?

Yes.

Can motion sensor lights be set to stay on?

Yes, most motion sensors have an override built in. The light switch is usually left in the “on” position for normal sensing, but this can usually be overridden by switching this switch off the on again ,leaving your light/s on, when you want them back to sensing mode switch off for ten seconds then back on. This will leave lights back in sense mode.

Also another alternative is to have a manual override switch installed which will bypass the sensor turning your lights on, and back to sense mode when turned off.

Where could I install a motion sensor?

Inside – in the hallway ceiling to operate the hallway lights automatically, or in the pantry or walk-in robe.

Outside – you can put at the front door or on path ways, also outside and inside your garage. Ideally the sensors should be directed/positioned so as they are not accidentally tripped by moving trees, animals or traffic etc.

How do you reset your motion sensor?

Motion sensors are susceptible to power surges sometimes. Turn off the RCD or circuit breaker that supplies that light for 30 seconds or so, turn it back on. Turn on sensor light switch, off for a couple of seconds then back on again.

How does dawn to dusk work on the light?

The motion sensor has a photo cell so it can assess day and night. This is useful as the lights don’t need to operate during daylight usually. This setting can be adjusted\varied to suit.

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