Stand alone PIR for floodlight

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Can anyone please advise me how to attach a stand alone pir to a floodlight. I'm thinking of buying as a replacement for a broken pir light the SmartFlood Power-saving Floodlight, but it does not come with a pir attachment.
 
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yeah, you don't want to fit a PIR to those..

they are CFL "floodlights" and will take a minute or 2 to reach full brightness like the ones in your house do..

they are not designed for security PIR lighting, just for general flood lighting..
 
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So you think i should stick with a bog standard pir for my drive?
 
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depends, do you put the light on for hours at a time, or just leave it on PIR to catch the cat?

which works out cheaper for you..

repeated 2-3min intervals at 150W/300w, or all night at 26W/42W?

( neighbours may not like you if you choose the second option.. )
 
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I've got a public footpath (no public lights) running across the front of my house just outside of my drive and i guess i really only need the pir rather than the all night dusk till dawn option.
Thanks for the advice.
 
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Forgot to ask. Do you know much about the LED pir floods?
 
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probably less than you do.. I've had my head stuck inside of giant air conditioning units for the past 5 years so it's all changed since I was on the road..
 
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huh.. new stuff... cool..:cool:

a 160 LED floodlight puts out 2567 lumens.. @1m
a 150W TH floodlight puts out about 2800 lumens @1m..

so the LED floodlight is equivalent to about a 138W TH lamp..

being LED I reckon that they wouldn't mind being PIR controlled..


TLC do a low energy floodlight complete with PIR, so they must be ok for it..

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/TL3500A.html

like I said, 5 years out of the loop.. I guess progress never stops..
 
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I'll give the LED a go I think and see how it stacks up.
Thanks again.
 
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i have yet to see a reasonably priced bright led light (unless you want a torch, in which case they are great)

The floodlight linked to does not have a normal CFL lamp, if you read the blurb it says the eletronic balast is in the unit, i suspect that is to overcome the warming time of a normal CFL light, which this isnt

I tried an ordainairy CFL lamp connected to a pir it only lasted a few weeks, it gave up.
 
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It could be a rethink then breezer about the LED.
Maybe it will be a cheap pir from B&Q.
 
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I guess £15.00-£30ish and would want at least 5 yrs out of a £30 odd quid pir.
The one I have now is only 7 months old (taking it back for a refund) and it is playing up.
 

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