Are you planning to add a motion sensor to your home lighting or garden lighting? Then first watch the video below. In this video Gijs explains everything about motion sensors and what you should pay attention to when you buy one. After watching this video, you'll be 100% sure which motion sensor is best suited for your situation.
What should you pay attention to when buying a motion sensor?
Tip 1: Pay attention to the IP Values!
Depending on where you want to place your motion sensor, it's necessary to pay attention to the IP Values.
If you're installing the motion sensor in your living room, this probably won't be a problem, but if you're installing your motion sensor in the bathroom or outdoors, you'll need a higher IP Rating. Then a higher IP Rating is required!
In any case, if you want to place your motion sensor outside or in humid areas, make sure you purchase a motion sensor with an IP Rating starting at IP44.
Tip 2: Pay attention to the detection angle of your motion sensor.
In our product range we have several motion sensors with a detection angle varying between 180° and 360°.
Depending on your situation you can choose a certain detection angle. At 360° the motion sensor can detect movement through the entire room, but if your detection angle is only 180° for example, you will miss the entire back side and it will only detect movement in half of the room.
So why would you choose this option? When you have a reflective object in view, the motion sensor sees this and considers it as movement. Your lamp will therefore switch on all the time. It is also possible that you place the motion sensor against a wall. In that case 180° is sufficient.
Tip 3: The detection distance.
Together with the detection angle, this is also a very important point! The detection distance is the length of the range of the motion sensor.
For example, do you have a detection distance of 6 metres and are you standing at a distance of 7 metres? Then the lamp will not switch on. Within our range, you have a choice of a detection distance between 6 and even 20 metres!
Tip 4: The wattage
Always make sure that the wattage of your lighting or group of lights is lower than that of the motion sensor!
In addition, it is not wise in any case to connect a 200-watt light because you will notice this in your wallet! I explain more about the consumption of your lighting in this nice video!
Our motion sensor range is between a maximum capacity of 200 watt and 1000 watt!