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Old 02-26-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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Hi;
Am I correct in saying that for occupancy sensors, the 2-wire (no neutral required) will not work with fluorescents that use electronic ballast, where the 3-wire (require neutral) will work for any type of lighting?

I need to control a fluorescent with electronic ballast, but am unable to find the correct switch at Home Depot.
Is this something I am going to have to go to an electrical supply for?

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Yes. I find that the ones in Home Depot are flaky at best. Last one just flickered on and off rapidly and this only had four recessed cans with R3075W lamps.

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Yes. I find that the ones in Home Depot are flaky at best. Last one just flickered on and off rapidly and this only had four recessed cans with R3075W lamps.
I just ordered a RAB model from an online store for $32, free shipping.
It is good for fluorescent and of course requires the neutral.

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The best occupancy sensors bar none IMO are hubbells.......

http://www.hubbellcatalog.com/wiring.../section-d.pdf
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I just ordered a RAB model from an online store for $32, free shipping.
It is good for fluorescent and of course requires the neutral.

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I don't know about their occpancy sensors but I have used their stealth motion sensors and they have been very reliable.
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The best occupancy sensors bar none IMO are hubbells.......

http://www.hubbellcatalog.com/wiring.../section-d.pdf
I cannot afford the Hubble ones. This is just for home use. If it were industrial or maybe even commercial, I would probably buy the Hubbel.

I know RAB. They seem good. Better than Leviton.

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