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LED's and motion sensors

Started this discussion. Last reply by A. Tamasin Sterner Feb 5. 9 Replies

When completing an audit, a customer told me that when he installed a LED lamp in his outdoor fixture with a motion sensor, the fixture would start flashing faster and faster until it looked like a…Continue

 

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Feb 9
A. Tamasin Sterner replied to Jim Tenhundfeld's discussion LED's and motion sensors
"Pure Energy has been installing LED bulbs for a while and have some experience with LED bulb brands and types, installation issues, customer acceptance, and bulbs that are the most successful with dimmer switches.  Pure Energy found…"
Feb 5
Dennis Heidner replied to Jim Tenhundfeld's discussion LED's and motion sensors
"Yes,  and the reason why it is occurring is that the motion detector is powered only through the light bulb.  There are several ways to solve the problem. 1) feed back to the daylight photo sensor (easy to test... cover it with tape)...…"
Feb 2
Robert DV replied to Jim Tenhundfeld's discussion LED's and motion sensors
"Brad, As a former electrician I second your comments on the RAB products. "
Feb 2
Brad Cook replied to Jim Tenhundfeld's discussion LED's and motion sensors
"yes, that is the website for RAB Lighting"
Jan 26
Bryan Gabriel replied to Jim Tenhundfeld's discussion LED's and motion sensors
"Do you mean https://www.rabweb.com/  "
Jan 26
Bryan Gabriel replied to Jim Tenhundfeld's discussion LED's and motion sensors
"As with any motion detecting device, make sure the light source (LED) is not too close to the motion/light sensor. If so, if could cause a "feedback" behavior, similar to what you described."
Jan 26
Brad Cook replied to Jim Tenhundfeld's discussion LED's and motion sensors
"I don't know what it stands for. See RAB.com"
Jan 21
Jim Tenhundfeld replied to Jim Tenhundfeld's discussion LED's and motion sensors
"That makes sense since the same thing happened with dimmable CFL's.  I have never heard of the RAB brand.  WHat does RAB stand for?"
Jan 21
Brad Cook replied to Jim Tenhundfeld's discussion LED's and motion sensors
"My first thought is whether the motion sensor and/or the LED lamp is a cheap one. I had so many problems with cheap or inexpensive motion sensors that I was installing for clients that I started buying RAB brand. It has been probably 15 years and I…"
Jan 20
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LED's and motion sensors

When completing an audit, a customer told me that when he installed a LED lamp in his outdoor fixture with a motion sensor, the fixture would start flashing faster and faster until it looked like a strobe light.  I have just recently noticed the same thing with a neighbor's outdoor light that utilizes a motion sensor and I assume he has put in a LED lamp.Has anyone else noticed this with outdoor lighting with motion sensors and LED lamps?See More
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