outside lighting


Postby trevor123 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:32 pm

hi, in my porch i have a 2 way switch, 1 controls the inside light the other controls the outside light. i would like to change the outside to 1 with a pir, is this possible with the use of the affore mentioned switched or does it need a permanent live feed to it and use the pir as a switch?
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Postby ericmark » Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:48 pm

Many PIR's have their function set by switching the supply on and off so you really do need a switch.
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Postby trevor123 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:30 pm

so its just a case of replacing the light fitting then? no adaptations to the electrics needed, thanks very much
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Postby stevenc1603 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:40 pm

Yes. If you run it of the existing switch it can easily be isolated to change bulbs etc, plus some security lights have a function whereby you flick the switch off then back on within a few seconds and it will light up permanently until its switched off again.
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