Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 13
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MrFixIt BEWARE
This is a Home Depot proprietary product, but after more than an hour trying to program the timer feature to work with the remote sensor and being frustrated over several nights by unexpected "lights off" outside my front door, then half an hour on hold with customer support I learned that:
1. Contrary to the indication on the product packaging the timer feature does NOT work with the sensor feature. In other words, it works only as a sensor OR as a timer but NOT BOTH. I will be returning this product for failing to properly describe the product function.
2. The product is WAY overpriced for the function it performs.
If you are curious, ask someone at HD how this product works and my guess is that they too will expect that the switch allows BOTH timer and sensor features to overlap BUT THEY DON'T!!
October 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kohlo Works Great!
Overall, this product does what I need it to do -- turn on when motion is detected and turn on at the push of a button without having to rewire from the outside of the house to the inside.
The greatest part of this system is that you do not have to run a wire from the motion sensor to a power source/light switch. The switch and motion sensor are easy to use and install. At first, the timer function was complicated because I didn't realize how it really functioned. I did figure it out after a few days of realizing the light was on when I didn't want it on, but I now opt to not use the timer function and strictly use the the motion sensor. After about six months of use, it still works great, and I haven't needed to change the battery in the sensory yet.
August 27, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by moparjer Seems To Have It's Senior Moments
I've had it installed about three years. Works great until winter when the temperature falls below 30 degrees or so. Then it cycles on/off whenever it feels like it. I set it for the minimum on time and it's really nothing that deters me from using it. Make sure to save the instructions if you ever want to change anything or if you're like me you'll have a senior moment.
August 27, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by ELD Sensor does not work. "Failed."
Paired the switch and sensor one time. Then it stopped working and even when I hold the sensor three feet away from the switch paring indicates "failed." Good name for this product. Why does HD sell stuff that the customers say does not work. It just makes one not want to buy there.
June 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by prestosan sensor won't pair with switch
The sensor clearly notices movement. The timer works. However I can't get them to pair with each other, they just say FAIL. I tried this from varying distances with the same results. I tried pulling out the batteries and putting in new ones. No joy. Ditto toggling the switch from a to t.
Returning to store tomorrow. Too bad, its just what I needed (well don't need the timer, just a remote motion detector to control a light switch).
March 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Raymond Security Light
Installation was simple along with the programming. Units paired right up and the sensor follows the programming commands. The problem is there no sensitivity adjustment as on other motion sensors. That being said the light comes on every 10 or 15 minutes at night even when there is nothing there. It does shut off at the prescribed time.
April 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandyMan Very Nice Timer
This timer and motion detector combo product is nice. I get the functionality of a motion detector after the timer turns my outdoor light off. Now I don't have to choose between either a timer or a motion detector. I don't want my outdoor lights on at 3 AM, but would like to have motion detection then. Worth every penny.
January 8, 2015