Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 37
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LACableGuy Detection range not what expected
I ordered 22 of these to use in a garage lighting retrofit project.
Of the 22, three were bad out of the box. One would not power on al all; two others would power on but not control the attached light. Exchanged units worked fine.
Fits well into a standard knockout. As others have said, wiring can be confusing and the printed documentation is useless if you're not installing in a fixture with connectors matching those of the sensor.
I dislike the fact that of the 5 wires, 3 are solid and 2 are stranded. The stranded wire can be difficult to seat solidly when using push-in wire connectors.
They operate as advertised, although when mounted at 8-foot height, the detection range is much less than I anticipated, not more than 10 feet in some cases (when properly using the provided low-bay lens, of course.) At that height, the sensors seem sensitive to being very level, as a slight tilt down can lower the range even more. Setting the operating interval is simple and reliable.
These emit a very pronounced "click" when they activate; you wouldn't want to mount this in a quiet area where that would be annoying.
Having to make 3 trips to a store to replace the bad units was irritating, and hopefully isn't indicative of poor life expectancy.
LIthonia could do a better job with the packaging. Nearly every one of these found at local stores had seriously mangled boxes; a couple were missing the optional low-bay lens.
Other than the somewhat disappointing range, these are doing the job of controlling our lighting based on occupancy. The price is among the lowest I've found (you can spend a lot more for a sensor) and in that respect they're a good deal.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kelsey Great product
This product is awesome that is why I gave it 5 stars. Once you have it up and installed properly it works just as it is intended to be used. I also like that it has multiple timing selections that can be used. That being said I will say the instructions on how to install it were terrible. I would rate the installation instructions a 1 star.
August 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeTNY Works Very Well!
I used this sensor in a commercial building to turn the hallway lights on and off. It was mounted on the ceiling near the LED fixture. It works very well, has long range pickup and I plan to use it again for other similar applications. It also is very fairly priced and is easy to program.
February 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CB Easy to install
Reading the comments made it easier for me to understand how to install. The biggest thing to know is that the connector that has two wires attaches to the wire that goes to the light switch. The connector that has three wires goes to the light.
February 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ataraxia Works very well, found it very easy to install and program
I'll start by stating that I'm not an electrician or professional contractor.
I bought two of these to control two 8' T5HO fixtures in the garage that tend to get left on all day.
Not much to the installation-all parts are included for a standard installation.
I found the instructions to be very easy to follow.
Top of the fixture is rather 'long' and couldn't be directly attached to my T5 fixtures (which are very small). I made a trip to the local HD and bought two pieces to adapt the sensor to the fixture. I removed the wires from the larger plug and fed the rest of it through the adapter and reattached the wires to the plug.
I tested the first unit by putting my BBQ mitt over the sensor and waiting 15 minutes (the default setting). At 15 minutes and 3 seconds the light turned off. I'm leaving this part alone as 15 minutes is about where I wanted it to be in the end anyway.
Installation of the first unit took 30 minutes while I worked out a way to install the sensor on the small T5HO fixture. The second unit (with the two additional pieces) took less than 10 minutes.
I used a flat blade screwdriver, a pair of pliers (to remove the plug on the light fixture), and four larger wire nuts.
December 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Artagain Nice sensor
Easy to install. Direction weren't too complicated. I mounted mine right on the end of the first fixture. This way the subsequent fixtures on the circuit would all go on/off as well.
May 13, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dawg IS NOT ADJUSTABLE!
Product not as described! I'm heading back to Home Depot for my third sensor! Cannot adjust the time! The sensor works great! I disconnected my garage door opener lights, when the sensor sees the door movement the lights come on. Would like to be able to lessen the on time.
March 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SuperDave Great money saver
This is one of those products that does exactly what I wanted it to do, it's saving me money. I have used multiple T5 fluorescent fixtures to illuminate my garage which makes it nice and bright but with all those lights, I was burning up $ because I would turn them on in the morning and leave them on all day, even though I would frequently be out of the shop, working around our property. I added the motion sensor about a month ago, and love it. I positioned it so that anytime I walk into the shop through either garage door or the side entry door the lights come on automatically. The device has a programmable timer which I set for 15 minutes. Don't even have to think about the lights now, when I walk into the shop they come on automatically, stay on as long as I am in the shop working, and they turn off 15 minutes after I walk out. Awesome product!
December 29, 2015