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PIR Security Light

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by LeeUK, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. LeeUK

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 1, 2008

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    Anyone know of any PIR Security Lights that can be set to stay on all night e.g. automatically switch on when it gets dark and switch off when it gets light?

    All the ones I've seen only allow you to adjust the time up to 5 or 10 minutes or so.
     
  2. RockLobster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 2, 2007

    Posts: 1,745

    What about a standard security light with no PIR connected to a Phillips Hue smart plug with sunset/sunrise routine activated.
     
  3. PardonTheWait

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 24,015

    You want one with a dusk til dawn sensor on it, I've just ordered a PIR light from Screwfix which has dusk/dawn on it but not sure if you can use that to make it stay on all the time during those hours - I will read the instructions tomorrow and let you know :)
     
  4. LiGhTfasT

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 19, 2007

    Posts: 382

    Pretty sure I've got one of these on garage - Steinel Twilight Switch NightMatic 3000

    Been in a few years and worked flawlessly.
     
  5. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 25, 2016

    Posts: 692

    Just fit a plain security light with a dusk-dawn sensor
     
  6. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,839

    Here a few links from amazon

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/9000-10000...=dusk+till+dawn+sensor&qid=1572906519&sr=8-61
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/YAYZA-Wate...=dusk+till+dawn+sensor&qid=1572906499&sr=8-23
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outdoor-Se...=dusk+till+dawn+sensor&qid=1572906519&sr=8-55
     
  7. Abyss

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,368

    Location: Nottingham

    My first thought as well. I have 2 dusk till dawn sensors on the house that control the lights on the outside of the house/garage and they work perfectly.
     
  8. LeeUK

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  9. Skiddley

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2003

    Posts: 3,746

    Dusk till dawn just prevents the light comming on if the PIR is activated in the daytime.

    Are you saying you want it on constantly during the night? In which case why would you want a PIR?
     
  10. LeeUK

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 1, 2008

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    Yes that is what I want.

    I don't, I don't know why I thought that, shoot me if I got it wrong.
     
  11. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 4,322

    Location: Shropshire

    Some PIR lights have a on all night function - I think you need a switch on them, then turn it on-off quickly and light stays on - The PIR I use for the outside shed light does as I found out recently when we had a few instant on -off power cut's and the damn thing was shining through bedroom window all night.
     
  12. LeeUK

    Soldato

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    Think I've soon those type before but you still have to manually switch them off and on again wise it stays on all day.
     
  13. Skiddley

    Mobster

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    So you just want a light on a timed switch.
     
  14. krooton

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 26,040

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    My Solar PIR lights have 2 modes.

    Off during day, on at night at half-strength, and full strength for 30 seconds when the PIR picks up movement.
    or
    Off during day, and full strength for 30 seconds at night on movement.

    They are the earlier gen MPOWs, I don't think the more recent ones have the half-strength setting.
     
  15. Felix

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 25, 2003

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