Outdoor auto dimming pir sensor for downlighters?

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    I wish to have installed 3 downlights on the underside of my canopy on the front of the house,have them come on at dusk on a low light and go full brightness when motion is detected.
    I know you can have security lights that do just this but is there a seperate pir what could be connected to downlighters and do the same thing? be it led downlights or mains powered led downlights.
    Something like
    https://www.topbulb.com/rda-lighting-ms180dim-brz-ms180dim
    but available in uk?
     
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    That product does not "DIM" the lamp. It has two outputs that go to two separate lights. A courtesy output for a lower wattage lamp and a 'security' output for a brighter output, eg floodlight.
    Only suitable for Halogen/tungsten loads too.

    Like you, I have yet to find one that truly dims the lamp, and i'll bet, it wouldn't work with LED lamps if it existed at all.
     
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    I have bulkhead security lights in garden fitted with 200v ES led bulbs that do exactly what i am looking for,but even those seem unavailable now,all lighting now seems to be led.
     
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    Yes, dimming light fittings used to be made, using GLS lamps, but they don't seem to be on the market now.
     
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    Sorry meant normal bulbs not led
     
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