Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 43
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Roger Mind Of Its Own 2.0
FIXED IT !!!!! I wrote the original Mind Of Its Own review stating my dissatisfaction with this unit. Next time you're in Home Depot pull one out of the box and look at all the options on the underside. Switches galore to create all kinds of tricks with the your lighting. This is where the problem originates - there's just too many options. KISS rule was violated and now consumers pay the price. As we approach yet another winter I could see my security lights were going to be on from dusk 'til dawn despite any settings. The false positives with this unit exacerbate with winter weather. Over the summer I searched Ebay for a vintage unit. The older units have one switch for OFF / TIME ON / TEST and Sensitivity dial. I swapped the units and end of problem. The lights remain off unless I walk into the sensor field. Success.
December 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by frustrated Waste of money! Dont buy
No matter what I did it wouldnt stop flashing. I tried all the settings and even in test mode it still flashed continuously.
January 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joseph perfectly adequate to the task
.. experience is that one can count on 3 - 5 years of service
December 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Don't bother
Seems like this identical item is sold by both Home Depot and Lowes (just packaged with different names on the box). The one I bought at Home Depot was labeled "Defiant".
I had to hire an electrician to install this sensor due to the fixture location. He warned me that he had gotten a lot of bad feedback about this brand. I should have listened to him.
The sensor worked great for a day or two, but after that, forget about the motion and variable on time settings. It's off during the daytime and it stays on all night. The motion feature doesn't work at all.
Apparently, this is a case where inexpensive didn't work out.
March 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Works Great
I don't get the complaints. This is the best motion sensor I've ever had. I especially like the two zone feature.
November 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Plntmn Awful
Bought this motion detector as a replacement for my Zenith floodlight. Light still works but sensor was failing. Sensor worked for a couple days then it decided to come on when no motion was there. Changed setting from 5 mins to 1 min and it would stay on all night. Moved sensor more downward and adjusted sensitivity, which worked a couple days then back to staying on all night! Currently looking for another floodlight altogether and definitely not a Defiant brand. Cheap junk from China fails again!
May 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jonny Worked Just Fine For Me
Installed one of these on an a traditional, outdoor flood light. It has worked fine ever since installation; a good 6 months so far. It has made it a harsh winter that included a terrible blizzard. The only thing that I have to note is that I feel it is a touch sensitive. I have the sensistivity turned down all the way and it will be triggered with so much as a cat walking by at a distance of 20 feet away. Nonetheless, this unit works for me and I'm about to buy a second one to replace on a different light.
May 9, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jack Be wary
I bought this as a replacement for one that failed on my shed LED lights. The manual stated that it would not work on fluorescent lights. OK, mine are LEDs so I installed it. When I put it in test mode the sensor worked fine but the LEDs flickered.
I then called Heath Zenith support and the tech told me that it was not compatible with LEDs. I told him that was not noted in the manual and he responded look at the specs. There are no specs in the manual except " will not work with fluorescent ". He appeared not pleased I pointed that out. Taking it back tomorrow.
April 2, 2014