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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DavetheEngineer works to control many lights!
I have six incandescent lamps on my back porch. I wanted the Dualbrite feature so that they would give a nice glow after dusk and give my backyard added security with the motion sensor.
I installed the unit in a conduit box with a single 1/2 NPT hole cover. This attached to the power wires going to the lights, upstream of the switch (that is contrary to the instructions, BTW)
At first I was pulling my hair out because the Dualbrite didn't work and the lights would never shut off. But I learned that they only work right if turned on during the day! Otherwise the logic goes into an endless loop.
So... Power up the unit only during the day, and it works beautifully.
March 13, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by knowWhentoFold Like this too much!
After Home Depot's generous 90 day return policy, this sensor has a 5 year warranty.
These work. I use mine outside AND inside b/c we tend to leave lights on. Out with light switches & in with sensors for hallways and entry areas. It isn't as sensitive as Leviton ceiling occupancy sensors, so if you forget to move within the user set time delay, you'll have to activate it with quite a bit more body motion than with the Leviton sensors--waving an arm, standing up or taking a step vs moving a hand. But less expensive than the Levitons by about $50. for indoor use it requires a little DIY talent to get it mounted correctly.
January 21, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by beaver1 3 out of 4 worked well over 14 years
Installed 500W halogen lamp with this sensor on new house Oct. 1999. Worked well until Oct. 2011 (12 years).
Replaced both Oct. 2011. Operation was erratic for 7 days, then began working O.K.
Jan. 2014, wouldn't come on, so replaced sensor only. That sensor operated erratically right out of the box. Biggest problem was it would not turn off until dawn. After 14 days, returned unit to the store for an exchange.
New one was installed in 10 minutes, set switch to "5 Minutes", and has operated well without having to make any adjustments.
March 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RAAK 3rd replacement of same switch --this one was bad right out of the box. Don't buy!
Don't buy! I have four outdoor security lights. I have replaced these Heath Zenith DualBrite motion sensors three times, possibly more. I've actually lost track of the number times I've climbed up the ladder. I won't buy another. They're junk. I get two years out of them --at most. The latest unit was bad right out of the box, and never worked. It will be returned and I'll never buy another. Don't waste your money on Heath Zenith. ("Made in China", "Bronze", "DualBrite")
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by G3GGG Just what I needed
Easy installation to replace an older unit that did not work well.
This was easy to install and makes the two lights it is hooked up to work well.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Motbuys Timely and accurate
The motion sensor work as advertised and allowed me to repair my security light rather than having to replace the entire unit.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JAMMAM Easy to install
Found no problems with this 'easy' installation. Directions were easy to follow and the unit works just like the information on the container and instructions. You HAVE TO READ the instructions before starting and follow them exactly. No false alarms with pet movements and 'brite' comes on when you enter the zones. This is my first 'add-on' and one previous replacement sensor.
July 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Viperz Great item!!!
When I thought all was lost and I'd have to buy a new light fixture for my outside light, I found this motion sensor on the shelf. It worked! It's a totally different brand from my original light and it was easy to install and works even better than the previous motion sensor. It was also easy to setup.
July 24, 2012