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I want to wire my outdoor solar motion light to my indoor led string light, (ie: inside an RV)

I've seen this done however I'm not sure how to accomplish this without a little help. I would like to find a way to wire my outdoor solar motion sensor light to my indoor led light string. Ideally I ...
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4 way switch motion sensor

There is a stairwell in our house, which is currently lit by a fixture controlled by three switches: a 4-way and two 3-ways. I want to install motion sensors to have lights turn on once motion is ...
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Motion (vacancy) sensor 3-way with dimmer switch other end

I’ve wired a Lutron MS-VPS5M (vacancy, supports 3-way wiring) switch to the inside of a walk-in closet, so it will turn off 5 min after someone departs the closet. I’ve also wired 3-way dimmer switch ...
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Removing motion sensor from front porch light switch, now light won’t work

I have an interior light switch that turns on/off an exterior light. That worked fine for many years. Then I had a motion sensor added outside on the roof ten feet away on the second floor. It is ...
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3-way light switch,faulty sensor switch or incorrect wiring?

I am looking to replace one my 3-way toggle switch to a 3-way sensor switch (Leviton DOS05). After wiring per instruction provided, the second switch (non-sensor) does not work unless the sensor ...
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Using Light Socket power adapter with a motion sensor

I have a LED shop light with a short power cord next to a light socket. I have an adapter to plug the cord into the light socket (Leviton 125V 660W Max). Wanted to add a motion sensor, so I bought one ...
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Bathroom Mirror Sensor doesn't have enough free space to function properly

I have the bathroom mirror below hanging from the ceiling. Unfortunately the sensor needs at least 15cm free space to function properly. Currently it only has about 10cm. I cannot replace the mirror ...
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Replace 3-way switches with motion sensors [duplicate]

In my pass-through (i.e. two entryways at opposite ends) laundry room, where people walk in holding laundry baskets with both hands, I'd like to replace the two 3-way switches with motion-sensor ...
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Bathroom Lighting Switch/Motion Sensor solution

I have a bathroom mirror with built in led lighting around the mirror casing. It is controlled by a touch switch on the front of the mirror. I would like to control the light by using a motion ...
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Dual Switch with 3 black wires and 1 red wire

I have an old dual light switch in the garage that I would like to replace with a motion controlled switch. Since this is two switches I’m figuring I need to replace this dual switch with two motion ...
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How to wire a 3-way decora leviton motion sensor switch?

I want to replace one of the two 3-way switch that's in my laundry room. I have the Decora D0S05 model switch: PDF instructions here The issue though is that the switches beside it is linking up the ...
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motion sensor switch always on

I wanted to install motion sensor switch in my bathroom. Its a small closet like room with a toliet sitting area. Most US users know what I am talking about. In it are two switches. One switch ...
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Newly installed Lutron motion sensor switch is always ON

This question is for Lutron Maestro Motion Sensor Switch | No Neutral Required, 150W LED, Single Pole | MS-OPS2-WH, White It similar to this question here: lutron sensor switch - wiring help I have ...
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Help wiring a motion sensor switch

I am trying to change a regular switch to motion sensor switch. Originally the switch had two blacks and one red connected. One of the blacks and the red are hot. One of the black was attached to a ...
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How to bypass motion detector on outdoor flood light

My contractor installed this outdoor motion detector flood light: Home Zone Security MK-SC0108 (https://www.manualslib.com/manual/2508816/Home-Zone-Security-Mk-Sc0108.html) When I turn on the switch, ...
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How wire a 3-way motion sensor switch when replacing one of the 3-way toggle switches (with load between the switches)

I have a 3-way light circuit in a basement stairwell controlled by two 3-way toggle switches (the load is between the switches). I want to replace one of the toggle switches with a 3-way motion sensor ...
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Metal attachment for built-in light switch [closed]

I was searching on the internet for a built-in light switch with a PIR-sensor. When surfing I found the sensor which I show in the picture. I was wondering what the metal attachment at the back of the ...
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Controlling multiple lights (stairs and basement) with motion-detector

As you can see in this photo, I have an unlit stairway down to my basement. At the bottom of the stairs to the right is a door to my basement-level garage. We use these stairs frequently. I want them ...
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Motion Sensors Don't Work Through Glass — Is There a Workaround?

For one of my security cameras, I don't want it to be outside, exposed to the elements, bugs, birds, and mainly, people who could tamper with it, break it, or steal it. I currently have it behind a ...
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Why don't my Defiant LED Security Lights work anymore?

I have 3 pairs (2 at the front and one at the back); the back one still works (there is a blinking red light when the switch that controls it is on) but the two at the front do not come on (no ...
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How to use a sensor switch in combination with a manual On/OFF switch?

I want to create following simple scenario. I want to use a motion sensor light switch at the entrance of the room. It will be connected with a strip light in the room. So that when someone enters the ...
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I would like to change my current switch to motion sensor switch, however, the switch is blocked by the washer. What is the easiest way to do this?

There are a couple of options I'm considering: Ceiling-Mount Occupancy Sensor Change all the current light LED bulbs (g24d) to motion sensor bulbs. But I need to buy adapters (g24 to e27). Motion ...
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Adding motion sensor to outdoor lights

I’m planning to add 2 motion sensors for flood lights and porch lights (to automatically turn lights from porch or driveway). Currently my flood lights connected to 3 may switch and porch to 2 way ...
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Multiple motion switches in parallel OR operation for stairway

2017 NEC 210.70.A.2 gives the following exception: Exception to (A)(2)(1), (A)(2)(2), and (A)(2)(3): In hallways, in stairways, and at outdoor entrances, remote, central, or automatic control of ...
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Can I stop tenants from leaving their small, 1,500 electric oil-filled radiators ON while they are gone using an 'occupant sensor' control recepticle?

I have two tenants who always forget to turn "OFF" their little 1,000 watt portable oil-filled radiator heaters when they leave for work all day! My electric bill is already too high, and I ...
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Is it normal for a motion sensor to heat up when idle?

I have a wall-plugged night light with lighting and motion sensors. It has three possible states: When the room is lit up, all LEDs are off. When the room is dark but there is no motion, only one ...
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How can I bypass the motion sensor on a Handy-Brite solar flood light?

I need to rewire a solar flood light so that when the switch is in the "on" position, the flood light remains on continuously being shut off at the switch. In the "off" position, ...
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Lightswitch - Ground too short

I was wondering what would be the best way to extend the ground cable from this lightswitch box? I am trying to install a motion activated light on another box but this one has both ground wires cut ...
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Why are the switches connected and each one has two black wires going to one terminal?

I’m trying to replace a standard switch with a motion sensor switch. The box has a switch for the light and a switch for the fan. For some reason they are each connected by a black wire. There are ...
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Necessary with 2 neutral terminals on Light Sensor (Steinel Nightmatic 3000)?

I am installing a Steinel Nightmatic 3000, which has the circuit diagram: But since I have a 3 core cable to hand leading to my junction box I would like to install it in the following way: [...
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How can I see if there’s motion in one room from another?

I want to setup a motion sensor in a particular room and have a small LED or something turn on in another room. Is this even possible? Ideally battery powered and wireless.
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Multiple motion sensors for multiple led strips wiring

im trying to prepare a wiring schema for my home lighting: Lobby sensor should control only lobby led strip. Stairs upper sensor should control lobby and stairs led strips. Stairs lower sensor should ...
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looking to use a motion detector to turn lights OFF

I am looking to use a motion detector to turn off lights with motion. Installing UV lights in a room for disinfection purposes and want those light to shut off when someone enters the room and the ...
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LNLN Motion Sensor - Replacing Switch, Help with RED wire

I purchased a motion sensor to operate the lights in my garage. The Motion sensor has four terminals labeled LNLN. When I remove the switch, I have a Black wire, white wire, bare wire, and a RED wire ...
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How can I troubleshoot faulty motion-sensor security lights on a timer?

I have around 5 security lights with motion sensor around the house but they are not working, and I couldn't figure out where the switches are. Finally, in the garage I found this timer (attached). I ...
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Outdoor 3-way motion sensor on a low volt circuit?

50ft path from driveway to front door. Volt 150w transformer. 5 kichler fixtures, currently daisy chained. no significant drop. Want a motion sensor on each end: exactly how does one wire this? Thanks!...
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Motion sensor issue

I installed a light sensor switch. But it's controlling everything on that breaker? so when it's activated the other lights and outlets are energized, but when it turns off it de-energizes everything ...
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I'm replacing an old 3-wire motion sensor with a new sensor that has 4 wires. How do I install this?

I'm replacing an old 3-wire motion sensor (cracked housing) with a new Leviton PS100-70W motion sensor. This new sensor has 4 wires (1 black, 1 white, 2 blue). How do I install this properly? I ...
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Motion sensor ground connection won’t work?

Bought a Leviton IPS02 motion sensor light control. When I wire it as per photo, which is as per instructions, it turns on once when I turn breaker on. Then turns off after timer runs out, the. Doesn’...
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Short Circuit in my Garage light socket

A few months back I installed a Lutron motion sensor switch in my garage. I noticed later that one of my exterior outlets that is in the garage circuit stopped working. So I plugged a Sperry GFCI ...
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Occupancy sensor to turn off socket

I want to install an occupancy sensor, preferably something simple that I can just plug into the wall socket, like one of those: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Westek-Plug-In-Motion-Activated-Control-...
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Motion Sensor control on a carport light, with "over-ride" or "reversing" action from a 2 or 3 way light switch

This project is to create a "security" system to light up the carport anytime someone enters or drives into the carport, but also with the ability to be remotely turned on for security suspicions or ...
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Does this wiring for the addition of a switch to bypass the PIR look correct?

Is that correct?]2]2[]2I have wired a 120v water valve with a motion sensor and it works fine (see top photo). I want to add a switch (see bottom photo) that will bypass the PIR(motion sensor)for ...
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Replacing SPST light switch with Occupancy sensor

I have a standard single pole single throw switch and I am installing an occupancy sensor. The existing switch only uses black wires on the switch, one on top one on bottom and the ground. The ...
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Installing a Ring Flood Light Camera

I want to install a Ring Floodlight Camera, in place of a motion detector outside the garage. The Motion detector triggers the 4 lights above of the garage to turn on, and there is a switch inside the ...
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moving light switch from closet outer wall to inner wall and turning it into Maestro occupancy light switch

I want to change a closet light switch to inside the closet and make it a maestro occupancy switch. I took the current switch off and didn’t take a picture only to find that it must be in middle of ...
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What are the pros and cons on installing a typical garage floodlight kit, inside your garage?

I have a few extra kits and a dark garage... and I am like why not inside? This thing would take 20 minutes to install and would pump out 225W. Some other things that have come to mind. Is there a ...
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Installing sensor dimmer to replace bathroom light switch beside fan switch

I'm trying to install a Lutron Maestro sensor dimmer to replace an existing bathroom light switch (on the left in picture) that is beside a fan switch (on the right in picture), however I can't seem ...
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Motion sensor light fail on this old house

My old home has a mixture of knob and tube, 2-wire, and 3-wire (w/ ground). I replaced an incandescent floodlight with a motion sensing, LED light. The circuit also has another switch in the garage, a ...
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PIR Wall Switch Occupancy Sensor not working WSP-250

Good evening. My wall switch went from not working at all to now staying on. I removed it from the wall and it is now working but won’t shut off. I can hear something rattling on the inside as we were ...
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