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Everspring 180 Degree PIR Sensor for Outdoor Lights

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About this product


Product overview

• Turns on external light fittings when movement is detected through infrared rays
• Can support a maximum light load of 1000W, providing you with a wide choice of different lights to use with the sensor
• Detects movements at a maximum angle of 180 degrees and distance of 12 metres
• IP44 rated for outdoor use
• Adjustable timer lets you change the time the light is on to between five seconds and 12 minutes

Would this be the right PIR sensor for me?
A great addition to your home or business for safety or convenience, this PIR sensor allows you to connect lights rated up to 1000W and have them turn on when motion is detected. The sensor can catch movement at a maximum angle of 180 degrees and distance of 12 metres, providing you with a wide area of coverage. With an IP44 rating it can be used outdoors as well as indoors.

What lights can I use with this PIR sensor?
This PIR sensor is compatible with 1000W incandescent and 400W fluorescent or lower light sources, so you can use a range of different light sources. Additionally you can decide how long the light stays on for with the adjustable timer allowing you to set the time to between five seconds and 12 minutes. Also with the adjustable light sensor (0 to 1000 lux) you can decide when you want the PIR sensor to start catching movement.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from I've had two of these in the last 12 months. The first failed 6 months later, the second (replacement) failed 5 months after installation. Both failed in the same way - used indoors on a 100W incandescent bulb. After initial trigger in darkness, they automatically re-trigger ~half a second after switching off; until another light source turns them off.
Date published: 2010-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable I installed a BZ18U 13 years ago. It worked perfectly until a few days ago, when it remained permanently on. I have replaced it with another, setting the controls to the same positions as on the original one, so it worked immediately and no further adjustment was required; and if I get 13 years out of the new replacement as well, I shall be well pleased. I find the 180 degree feature very useful. For my application, I have blanked off the 'middle' 110 degrees of the sensor so that when mounted midway along a passage, it responds to movements at either end, turning on a pair of bulkhead lights. Very useful on a dark night.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought this in October 2008 for external use driving a 300W Halogen floodlight. After six months it kept sticking ON. After nearly a year it would come on with the first thing it detected, go off momentarily after three minutes, then come on and stay on all night. Disappointing reliability
Date published: 2010-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Somewhat surprised at other reviews ! I have had one since they first came out, which has worked splendidly for well over 10 years, situated outdoors monitoring driveway and garden. One small modification I did make was to glue a small plastic peak along the top rim of the lens as it was felt that in rainy conditions(as with most PIR's) the sensitivity dropped noticeably and this solved the problem. To be honest I may have once replaced the high wattage voltage dropping resistor which is common in many mains powered PIR's but as I have several different ones I am not 100% sure that I did. Whether there have been any production changes to this device which would account for other reviews I don't know, but I am ordering a new one simply because it's been in use so long the faded white no longer matches my freshly painted Porch. Reliabilty Tip: Avoid facing street lights, setting sun, car headlights, moving trees etc and try making small tilt adjustments up or down to gain max range/sensitivity.
Date published: 2013-10-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from chris I got one it only work for about a week water got into it shorted out the power it is badly mad the lens let's in water and the power lead should go in through the bottom instead of the side so you can loop the cable under the p.i.r as water can not climb up the cable in to the p.I.r and fail unit
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This was a replacement for one that went wrong after 18 months
Date published: 2011-02-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable the unit worked ok but stays on for very long periods attracting flying insects which makes it stay on longer.
Date published: 2010-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This so-called "outdoor" PIR has failed after 2 1/2 years.
Date published: 2012-10-02
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Operating Specifications

Detection Angle:


Detection Range:

12 mm

Maximum Operating Range:



Package Contents:

1 x PIR Sensor
1 x Bracket

Dimensions & Weight









Power Specifications

Power Supply:


does this product come in a black finish?

Asked by: Mary
This only comes in white.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-09-28

Does this PIR support manual override facility ie I want the light to stay on permanently during the day (or night) ..and how to use it

Asked by: G Sharman
This has no override facility
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-06-06

Will this be able to run a 0.4 kw motor, i want a small water fall to cut in and out has people come up my drive.

Asked by: john b
We cannot offer full advice on mains electrical installations, this job would be best left down To qualified Electricians, if you are at all unsure we would strongly recommend consulting a qualified electrician for help and support or to complete the job for you.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-21

Description for this unit states a wide choice of light units can be used controlled with this sensor. However I cannot find a light unit of 300-400watts to purchase without a sensor fitted. 

Asked by: Yorkie
I have linked an example below for you: http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-400w-energy-saving-halogen-floodlight-a25ta
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-09-20

Hi, I am sure I have this fitted but need instructions for adjusting the unit. It has two small dials, one for + Time - and one ranging from Moon-Lux-Sun. Can Is that correct?

Asked by: BobL
I have sent you an email with the manual. If anybody else require a manual please send a request to technical@maplin.co.uk.
Answered by: Toby
Date published: 2015-08-13

Does this have a guarantee?

Asked by: Fester1
You would get 12 months guarantee with this item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17

Would this be triggered by my car?
Asked by: Joe
If your car is moving and falls within the detection area then YES it would be triggered by your car
Answered by: LR
Date published: 2015-07-17

Do you do one that would switch 1300w and if this was a heat lamp would it work?
Asked by: James
No sorry.
Answered by: JK
Date published: 2015-07-17
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