motion detecting light or Dusk/Dawn insert

andrelaplume2August 17, 2012

I am the guy whose cfl, after a year, apparently did not get along with a 20 year old timer and blew up my fixture, bulb and timer.

So I went out to pick up a pair of new motion detecting lamps....might as well replace the the garage that blew up and the front door. I was suprised how expensive they were for what apparently seams made 1/10th as well as my 20 year old fixture. (btw, how hard would it be to rewire a new base into my old they sell a kit?)

Thats when I saw this little sucker that screws into the fixture's base. Then you put your bulb (cfl or regular it says) in it. Then there are a few buttons you hit and the sucker is suppose to turn the light on at dusk for 5, 8 or 10 hours. Its $10 at Lowes.

What do you guys think of these? I'd sort of prefer my light come on at dusk for about 5 hours...thats how my timer was set. I could then by a regular non motion fixture and use this thing.

Any trouble with something like this. It says it will work with cfls?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It is to be noted that these devices do not last forever. So periodic replacement probably will be necessary.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 4:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

how long do the motion lights last...any longer?

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 9:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think that I have the device that you wrote about. I tried it outside and it seemed to work well enough. I did not think it would work well indoors and I think that is correct too. (You would have to put a lamp very near a window with no curtains or shades for it to work.)

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 12:15PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Badly done multi-wire circuits (previous owner strikes again..)
I bought a 1940-ish house last year, for which the...
Inspection Report
Had a gorgeous 1909 house inspected yesterday and don't...
Code changes
In outlining the electrical layout for our new home,...
Troubleshooting Kohler 12RES Problem
I have a Kohler 12RES generator with an RDT 100 Amp...
Can you make a splice inside one of these?
The reason I ask is my neighbor's house was destroyed...
Sponsored Products
Salem 1-light Aged Copper Outdoor Wall Sconce
Brown Curved Rectangle Candleholder
$19.99 | zulily
Savoy House Transitional Foyer Pendant
George Kovacs | Hidden Gems LED Medium Bath Bar
$350.00 | YLighting
Sweeping Taper Nine Arms Glass Chandelier by Hubbardton Forge
$2,028.00 | Lumens
Cirrus 24 by Kalco Lighting
$598.00 | Lumens
Metalarte | Hikari GR LED Wall Light
$791.00 | YLighting
Tiffany Style Flower Art Mosaic Table Lamps for Bedroom
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™