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Controlling Outside Lights with Motion Detector Sensors

How to Control Outside Lights with a Motion Detector: Wiring a Motion Detector to Control Lights, Wireless Method for Controlling Outdoor Lighting.

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Installing Motion Detector Sensors for Outdoor Lighting
Electrical Question: Does anyone make a recessed can light for outdoor use that has a motion sensor?
Or how do I add a motion sensor to an outdoor recessed can light in the ceiling of my porch?

This electrical wiring question came from: Chris, a Homeowner from Aubrey, Texas.

Additional Comments: Great Site!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Chris.

How to Control Outside Lights with a Motion Detector

Application: Wiring Lights to a Motion Detector.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. This electrical wiring project is best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a Voltage Tester and a fiberglass ladder.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools and work with the outdoor light circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the panel circuit for the outdoor lights, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Modifying or installing additional electrical wiring for outdoor lights and lighting controls should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.


Wiring a Motion Detector to Control Lights


Wireless Method for Controlling Outdoor Lighting

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