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Maplin 180 Degree Adjustable PIR Sensor for Outdoor Lights

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About this product


  • Detects movement to trigger external light fittings
  • Total switching capacity 1200W
  • 180° sensor range

Product overview

• Detects movement to trigger external light fittings
• Total switching capacity 1200W
• 180° sensor range
• IP44 rated for outdoor use
• Range up to 12 metres
• Adjustable timer sensor switches on the lamp for between five seconds and seven minutes
• Horizontal movement 140°
• Vertical movement 90°

What would I use this PIR sensor for?
This sensor can be fitted to outdoor lights rated up to 1200W in order to provide a motion activated trigger to switch the light on. It has an IP44 rating that makes it suitable for outdoor use.

What can I expect from the PIR sensor?
The PIR sensor works with up to 1200W incandescent, 200W fluorescent or 200W LED light sources. It features an adjustable light sensor so that you can determine the light level under which the PIR becomes active. The sensor can be adjusted vertically and horizontally as required.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissapointed at best Just installed this unit easily enough. Disappointed though as the maximum range only appears to be about 6 meters ( with the sensitivity set at maximum) and it also only seems to have just over 100° PIR angle.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PIR detector up, running and working well Bought this to replace one which has been dead for years. Had it up and adjusted in an hour. It lights an 8 W LED bulb above the front door. Great to be able to see the keyhole after dark!
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy fit I took a while to fit the PIR sensor which serves the purpose well ( lighting inside the garage for reversing my motor without getting out !).The PIR fitting holes had to be adapted to work with an old flood light but the outcome is excellent
Date published: 2017-11-27
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Type of Light PIR Sensor for Security Lights
Lumens N/A
Wattage 1200 W (max.)
IP Rating IP44
Voltage AC 220 V to 240 V
Lifespan N/A
PIR Angle 180°
PIR Range 12 m
Beam Angle N/A
Colour Temperature N/A
Dimensions 90 x 125 x 150 mm
Weight 210 g
Cable Length N/A

Is the switch that will control the external light an electronic switch or a relay (the latter couild be wired with an additional over-ride - always on - switch)

Asked by: IanK
Unfortunately, it is just a switch.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-11-21

Does this sensor come in white?

Asked by: Scilly Steve
Unfortunately we do not stock this sensor in white.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-15

My sensors are easily tripped by wind blowing through (well trimmed) rose bushes, along the inside of a 1.8m x 8m brick wall. Do I need to change to a "pet tolerant" PIR sensor or even an infrared light beam? (Infrareds I have seen do not run on 240V.)

Asked by: Graham
As with all motion detection the item is doing exactly what it is supposed to do . You could try changing any sensitivity setting if applicable with the unit.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-01-10

Could I use 2 of these sensors on one light, enabling activation from 2 different areas?

Asked by: Richie W
You could run the signal wires from the sensors back to a relay then light the lights from a normally open contact on the relay. Code: N13AW
Answered by: Sparky
Date published: 2016-12-09

Can I adjust the sensor to a maximum of 3 metres?

Asked by: Andy
The PIR can be adjusted so that it only points at an angle to cover 3m.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2016-11-29

Is this PIR suitable for LED Flood lights? My old PIR makes my new LED lamps flash.

Asked by: Pete g
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-10-10

Does this PIR have a manual over ride feature?

Asked by: Ryan
I am sorry but the item in question does not support use in your intended application.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-05-10

Where are the wire connections and mounting arrangement for this

Asked by: R645
These would be on the back of the item.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-12-13
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