Rated 2.5 out of 5Â by 4
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Frustrated Don't Purchase
Sensor does not pair to the indoor switch located only 5 ft. away!
This is a waste of time install that results in a return to HD.
Purchased new batteries to work with the sensor, which resulted in a FAIL message when pairing.
Product should be pulled from the stores.
September 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by steverver Pairing Problem
I agree with ElectrEngineer. Same problems, but mine might be related to pairing. Although sensor is only 15' from switch, pairing is lost within a few hours/days and must be reinitialized before sensor communications will work. This is with new batteries. My next step is to install sensor about four feet from switch and three feet above light.
September 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by ElectrEngineer Avoid if looking for an occ sensor
I wanted a cheaper solution than Lutron's LRF2-OCRB-P-WH and Lutron MRF2-6ANS-WH, to satisfy the following specification:
Wireless, battery operated sensor
Single pole light switch that takes signal from the wireless sensor
Switches on when sensing motion
Switches off when does not sense motion for an X amount of time
Disregard motion and turning on if enough ambient light present
Unfortunately this unit works much better when programmed to turn on/off at pre-programmed times, than an as occupancy/vacancy sensor. I followed the manufacturer's installation and programming instructions, but for some reason it does not sense the motion well enough to turn on, neither does it effectively count-down to time off (light stays on). I hope that these flaws are not due to mis-programming or other user error, otherwise this might be more difficult to program than a VCR.
In the instructions, the manual mentions that the motion sensor, while in Auto mode (its normal mode) "...works only at night. When motion is detected, this motion triggers timer to turn on for the programmed countdown time you set on the timer." What's vague about this statement is what considered to be "night." Is it the time after the "dusk" and before "dawn" times? If so, my occ sensor is useless during day time, even if the space is underlit. It does not appear that the sensor has an ambient light sensor.
My recommendation to Defiant is to keep things simple - get rid of time zones, day light savings, programmable on/off schedules - only keep the wireless PIR that's sensitive and adjustable, also add an ambient light sensor too.
The industry is moving away from time clocks - Defiant should too.
March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by FrequentFlyer Keeping the existing outdoor light fixture
Found this by accident at Home Depot while shopping for some security lighting fixtures. This product saves me from having to buy a new motion activated wall-mounted outdoor light on my porch. It didn't take me long to install it. I also like the separate external 180 deg.sensing range motion sensor, which I am going to install it near the front door to also cover the driveway. I am not sure how long the batteries will last in the remote motion sensor but not a big issue for me. I am concern with mounting the motion sensor outside as it does get cold out here in Denver during some cold winter days. Too bad this one doesn't come with a version for three-way switch, which would be good for my exterior garage lights. Hope the manufacturer will come out with a three-way version with exterior motion sensor.
March 1, 2014