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Created On: 05 November 2012 09:55 PM
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 05 November 2012 09:55 PM
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CMD

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Hi

Can anyone reccomend a good make of outdoor PIR sensors to control LED floodlighting possibly with overide facility


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 06 November 2012 07:23 AM
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I use Steinel 605919's at home for outdoors - switch CFLs with no problem, and don't mind a parallel-switch override. We live on the coast (within a few hundred yards of the sea), and these IP54 devices cope with the wind, rain, sand and salty water very well. We've got three of them, but one in a rather exposed (to wind, rain and sun) position, and that has coped well with no evidence of water or dust ingress after 5 years.

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 06 November 2012 10:43 AM
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As above.

I've got customers with 8-year old Steinel sensors I've fitted that haven't needed replacing.

Can't say that about any other off-the-shelf make.

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 06 November 2012 11:09 AM
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On the cheaper end of the market, I've had some success with these: http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/702836 (I think screwfix also do the same). Reasonably easy to wire, simple to setup, and not had one fail yet.
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 06 November 2012 11:24 AM
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My mother in law lives on top of the cliff at Torquay in a bungalow which is battered by the sea and winds and some four years ago her handyman fitted a PIR lamp in place of the one she used to leave on all the time, anyway it only cost a fiver from Trago Mills and is still going strong.

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 06 November 2012 01:51 PM
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Well, Id agree Some of the cheaper ones that I've installed are still working after 4 - 5 years without any comebacks and then you install another which fails within a couple of weeks. I put it down to a dodgy batch run.

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 07 November 2012 12:22 AM
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My uncle built an electric rocket to go to Mars for 37 pence worth of scrap metal.

OK it cost fifteen thousand million quid for the flex but so what?

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