motion detectors for lights

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  1. motionman

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    Hi,
    i'm new to this site and would like some help please.
    1 I wish to have my bathroom lights to come on and off as I enter or leave rather than have a switch ( motion detectors)
    2. I have a large workshop 16 x 36 watt tubes ( 2 to each fitting) no windows so it's dark so would like the same set up as the bathroom.
    I keep leaving lights on so I think this could save some money
    hope someone can give advice please
     
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    motion sensors are all good and well in an environment with a lot of traffic in normal use, but if you go for a soak in the tub, the lights will go out after a few mins if you don't move.. or if you're a "sit down reader" like me..
    the workshop being fairly large would require several pir's linked in parallel..
     
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    Hi ,many thanks for your quick reply.Never thought of that problem regarding the bathroom.
    Workshop would that be easy for me to do ?
     
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    I'd advise against doing that in a workshop - should the lights go out when you are using a power tool the consequences might be dire.
     
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    hi, manythanks for your replies
    Can you suggest any idears that would sought my problem out?
    There are times when the workshop is used for a few hours then I am out for a few but I forget the lights are on and the fact that i cannot see it from the house they are on all night long
     
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    Get in the habit of turning the lights off when you leave?
     
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    I have the lights in my garage linked to the alarm, so when you set the alarm as you leave, it switches the lights off for you. :)
     
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    My kids are not capable of switching lights off- even when I withdraw priveages etc

    I put in a 360 PIR (Timeguard SLFM360 ). There is still the pull switch for the lights that bypasses the PIR - for bath time etc., the bathroom pull cord has been cut vey short to make it only reached by adults

    Since it has been installed I have not had to switch the bathroom lights off after the kids. Wish I had bought it years ago
     
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