Help With Indirect Motion Sensor - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Western Masschusetts
Posts: 575
Rewards Points: 500

Help with indirect motion sensor

I have regular sconces mounted on either side of my garage door.
I want to add a motion sensor so the lights are triggered by cars pulling into the driveway. I want the sensor somewhere out of sight like up at the top of the gable end wall above the door. First question is: is this possible?
Second is, where do I find this sensor? Does it need a junction box all to itself? Trying to avoid an exposed j-box as in a regular flood light/motion sensor unit.

The interior of the garage is exposed framing so very easy to pull wire anywhere I need it.

Was looking at the Rab stealth units on Amazon, but they look they're designed to replace existing sensors on flood lights. So not sure what to look for.

Thanks for any help.


wombosi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
Master Electrician
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 3,855
Rewards Points: 3,966

Yes it is possible. You will need a 12-3 or 14-3 cable from the motion sensor, preferably to the existing switch box of your coach lights. Stand alone motion detectors are readily available. It can be installed using a weatherproof cover and a j-box recessed into the siding or with a weatherproof box surface mounted to the siding.


brric is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to brric For This Useful Post:
Philly Master (11-10-2013)

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motion Sensor & Fluorescent tube Fixture steve_77 Electrical 5 01-28-2013 07:44 PM
Outdoor Motion Sensor troubles LCBoomer Electrical 2 12-01-2012 06:20 PM
Dual wiring for motion sensor security light ent Electrical 2 09-14-2011 02:00 PM
Wiring 2 Motion Sensor Flood Lights Through Siding Datwood2009 Electrical 3 05-15-2010 10:16 AM
Wiring Motion Sensor Electronic Lighting Switch consultant Electrical 2 03-07-2010 07:19 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1