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PIR floodlight stays on

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by robby71, 28 Feb 2021.

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    robby71

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    We have a PIR floodlight on the garage which was fitted several years ago (halogen)
    The past few weeks it's been hit and miss when walking up to it whether it comes on or not but waving my hand directly in front of the sensor it would come on.
    Today it came on for no reason -it was dark but no-one approached it and it wouldn't switch off after the time or if i turned the dials to zero (it was on for at least a couple of hours).
    I have a switch inside the garage so turned it off by that but this means it wont come on in the early morning when i need it.

    Is this a sign the light is failing so a replacement is needed or something else?

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    Yes definitely sounds like it’s on it’s way out. Halogen floodlights are terribly inefficient and would best be replaced with an LED alternative.

    Do you know what wattage rating the current lamp is?
     
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    I think it's 40w
    We have 3 altogether, 1 at the side door, 1 at the back of the house and this above the garage door - maybe i should get someone to replace all 3 with LED ones?
    I have considered fitting a LED non pir to the garage and having it through a remote box so i can switch it on manually when at the top of the drive - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wireless...&brand=General&_trksid=p2047675.c101198.m1985
     
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