Motion Sensor Floodlight
Now with cheap Sensor
Bought and installed seven of these lights in the spring of 2011 and 3 lights now stay on day and night. They went one at a time with the first staying on all the time about 6 months after it was installed and the second about 10 months and the third just about a week ago. I am very disappointed with these lights. I assume all seven of the lights will stop working properly eventually. I sent a comment to Heath/Zenith and they sent an email back saying,
that the sensors may be damaged if there is a power surge when the power comes back on after an outage. Before these lights were installed I had a $15 plastic Heath/Zenith light
that worked fine for 15 years until I replaced it with this light.
August 3, 2012
So far so good....
Installed this product a week or so ago and it's working great. I like to have it on for our dog in the backyard and as a security measure and after getting it set up which initially took a few tries with the settings it's working great. Now if I can only keep people from using the switch on the wall.....
January 6, 2011
I would love to love this unit!
I get it set so it's working, then the next night, it's not working. I have to plug a unplug a few times before it will come on. When the lights will not come on, the red light is flashing so it is picking up motion. It is plugged in and powered all the time, but I don't know that this could make a difference. If I cold get this to work right, I would highly recommend it.
July 4, 2009
I swapped out the reflector housing and re-wired this to fix onto my own porch lighting fixture. I used the same escutcheon (circular housing for the wires) to fix the sensor onto the wall. A short wire led to my own lighting and now, I have this sensor personalized to my own lighting fixtures all over the house.
I have 9 of these inside and outside of my home. You pay more for a wider sweep, but 150 degrees fits most applications. I think I have one that is 180 degrees.
The don't sense motion as far as they claim. You can get about 40 feet away max on mine.
I even have one of these to control my garage lighting and my laundry room lighting in the basement.
CAUTION: If you do not know anything about rewiring and electricity, I would strongly advise to seek professional guidance.
January 8, 2009
I LOVE THIS!
I bought a cheap plastic one, it got broken buy someone within a week... I like the fact that it's metal [and not expensive] and chases "pests and thieves" away. We have no back lane light close so perfect for us and my neighbour, it's lasted 5 years now, I live in Wpg and it get down to -40c or more... I use power saving bulbs now.
May 23, 2008
Very sensitive - works well.
We've had this fixture under our deck for a couple years now and it works really well -- a windy night will set it off -- but that's understandable because of the motion of branches and boughs blowing in the wind. We hoped it would scare away the deer - but they don't care - in fact it just helps them see all our nice plants to eat. :(
April 16, 2008
these are cheap but very energy wasting lights. I bought these as a replacement for a 15 yr old unit which just wore out and it doesn't even come close. It is impossible to set to anything but "on" at night. Even the slightest breeze will make it turn on no matter what the setting. Buy a better unit!
March 28, 2008