Model # PIR725

Internet #202664351

First Alert Motion Sensing Light Socket
0029054001115

First Alert

Motion Sensing Light Socket

$18.89 /each

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The First Alert PIR725 motion sensing light socket screws easily into existing light socket. It's patented motion sensing technology automatically turns light on when entering and off when exiting the room. Sensing movement in all directions, the PIR725 is ideal for laundry rooms, basements, walk-in closets and garages. Works with compact fluorescent light bulbs.

  • Hands free automatically turns light on when entering and off after exiting the room
  • Simply install in an existing light socket (indoor only) and then screw bulb into the fixture
  • Senses movement in all directions in a 360 Degree radius
  • Works with incandescent bulbs up to 100 watts
  • Works with compact fluorescent bulbs up to 50-Watts
  • 3-year limited warranty

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Can i used a led light bulb Instead of fluresent bulb

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January 22, 2016
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October 22, 2016
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i am using a 100 watt equivalent led without problem
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July 17, 2016
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Yes, you can put a LED light bulb in this motion sensor. The instruction sheet that comes in the box with the fixture, as well as the instruction sheet that is posted to the right of the product description right here on the Home Depot webpage, says you can install a LED bulb in this fixture as long as it is 16 watts or less.
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May 7, 2016
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Just was reading manual because I have LED bulbs also says you can use them.
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February 1, 2016
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This is designed to work with incandescent bulbs. No other recommendation can be made.
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how to use this socket on existing light with on and off switch

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October 11, 2016
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Install the sensor and light bulb with the switch in the off position. Then turn the switch on and leave it that way. Done.
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September 21, 2016
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Just leave the switch on and the light will control itself. It takes 4 minutes for it to turn itself off. If you want the light to just come on just cycle the switch off then on and after 4 minutes it goes back off. It also stays on as long as your in the room with it. You don't have to worry about folding laundry and after 4 min it just shuts off and they comes right back on like some other lights do.
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March 8, 2016
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Hi Tris,
The picture shows the Motion Sensing Light Socket installed into a pre-existing light socket.
The unit is positioned between the bulb and the fixture. It simply screws in between the socket and the light bulb.
Thank you for asking,
-Travis
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Can this socket be used outside?

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September 20, 2016
We have a porch light outlet outside. Can this be used outside?
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October 22, 2016
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in protected areas only.
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September 20, 2016
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No, this is an indoor-only device.
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I assume the wall light switch needs to be in the "on' position for these to work.

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What if I use them in my garage, and I want the lights to stay on for 20 minutes?
How do I avoid the auto-shut-off?
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true.
as long as you are moving in an area that the sensor covers it will remain on. there is no adjusting the sensors on/off cycle.
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Sorry, but there's no way to program the socket. I've had two of them in the ceiling of our garage for the past 17 years because we would invariably forget to turn off the switch once we were inside. The lights would burn all day and night until we went out there again. As for the timing, the lights stay on for a few brief minutes after not detecting motion and then automatically turn off until there's Read More
Sorry, but there's no way to program the socket. I've had two of them in the ceiling of our garage for the past 17 years because we would invariably forget to turn off the switch once we were inside. The lights would burn all day and night until we went out there again. As for the timing, the lights stay on for a few brief minutes after not detecting motion and then automatically turn off until there's movement again. It's not possible to change the factory setting.
To be honest, it can be a bit frustrating if I"m out in the garage actually working or looking for something without moving about much and the lights go off, but a wave of my arm activates them again. I prefer to deal with that small annoyance rather than constantly replace bulbs or see my electric bill go up for no reason. I just tonight realized that one of the sensors is no longer shutting the bulb off and needs to be replaced, but I can't complain after 17 years of trouble-free service.
Finally, to confirm your assumption, yes, the switch must be on in order for them to work. Read Less
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Motion Sensing Light Socket is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 140.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't work I think this shows how Manufacturing has changed over time. When I first bought this product 20 years ago it lasted for about 15 years. The next one I bought lasted three years. This one worked for two days and then stopped. So, now I need to contact Home Depot to get a different one.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we needed My dad is legally blind and needs bright lights to see. We were having to leave the lights on all day long before purchasing a few of these motion sensing light sockets. Now as dad goes down the hall or to the bathroom these lights come on as he enters and stay on as long as they sense him moving.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job Used this in a large, walk-in linen closet. Given that the outlet was installed on a slanted wall, had to screw in a 45 to have the proper orientation so the sensor could "see" movement when the door was opened. Works well and shuts off after about 4 minutes of no movement.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let there be light ... The sensor works as designed, saving me money from when people forget to turn lights off, and keeping areas safe by lighting rooms and halls or stairways without fumbling for a light switch.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good item at a good price Device was shipped fast and was easy to install all tho not a "true" 360 sensor {more sensitive at certain spots} it was easy to adjust to suit my needs The instructions alluded to this
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Returned for refund. Not sensitive to movement. Have to almost be within 3 inches before it goes ... Returned for refund. Not sensitive to movement. Have to almost be within 3 inches before it goes off. Really!!!!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It should stay on longer, or it should have a setting to adjust the time it stay on It should stay on longer, or it should have a setting to adjust the time it stay on
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't work where I needed it due to it's design I loved the idea of this product but unfortunately it's function is limited. The picture of the product displays the unit facing down towards the ground and this is correct, it only works facing down in a ceiling fixture. The "motion sensing" portion only faces down limiting it's use. It tried to use it in a wall hung porch light and to "sense motion" and light, the motion would need to be on top of the unit towards the ceiling. I had to return it. This is a good example why you should read user reviews before purchasing items.
Date published: 2016-06-04
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