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Old 02-08-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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...a security light that is double switched capable: dusk to dawn/motion at dark and constant on, day or night.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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We always use RAB. I don't know if they have dusk to dawn. I bet they do and they make a quality flood and the longest lasting motion sensor I have ever used.
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Put a SP switch in parallel to lamp holders..
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This is the one we use and it stays on 8 hours after dusk and motion activated after that until dawn. It is a quality light. If you are wanting to switch one head off the motion and one off a switch you could wire any flood that way.


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Put a SP switch in parallel to lamp holders..
Yep.... just send power past the PC right to the lamps.
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14/3 and share the N? Would that work?
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14/3 and share the N? Would that work?
(3) wire.. red.. switch control.. black .. motion control.. share neutral
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Two switches. First switch goes directly to the lamp heads. Second switch goes to the photocell or motion sensor. Of course, if the first switch is on the motion/photocell will not work.
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Yeah RAB makes good stuff.

For some reason my supply house switched to tamlite.
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I like one switch. Wire it with a constant hot.
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For some reason my supply house switched to tamlite.
You must buy material from CES.
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RAB is great and their customer service is awesome had a client last year I used 8 of the ones Bulldog showed had one that was like the black sheep of the family I had it set and even went back twice due to customer complaints. I called customer service to get a new sensor to replace the bad one, they sent me a case of six it took a couple of days but change it out no problems since.
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Most motion lights with dusk to dawn have a override feature. Turn the switch on/off/on quickly and the light stays on until the next dusk/dawn cycle.
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Most cheap Lowes motion lights I've installed have all those functions. Sometimes the box doesn't say it clearly but when you toggle switch twice it works as normal flood lights. Toggle twice again and back to motion. I did learn though from this forum that RAB are superior to all.
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Every motion flood I have ever installed from cheap to expensive worked that way.
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I buy very little from them anymore.They are always about 10% to 15% more for the same item than HD Supply is. A few years ago their pricing was in line with HD and we did buy a lot from them.
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