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My part time office job boss wants to install light sensors in the walkway areas of our warehouse for locking up. These are areas that are very dark usually during the winter months of the year here in northeast PA.


All I can basically find are replacement sensors for spot lights such as these.


We are going to need about 12 of them but would like to use a decent brand/model. They will be controlling 120v LED lights. Maybe about 150 watts used per sensor.


I can hook them up. I just can't find sensors without the spot lights.



Any ideas? Suggestions please.


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Since this is for a warehouse, you should look for a sensor that is industrial grade rather than consumer grade (like the Zenith) that fail frequently.

One thing to consider is the location of the sensor above the floor. There are high-bay models that will work better with the high ceilings found in many warehouses. Also consider sensors that use microwaves rather than PIR to give more reliable triggering. Finally, what voltage do the lights operate on? Commercial installations are often 208 or 240V, so make sure you choose one that is compatible.

Here are some high-bay motion sensors:

https://www.ledlightexpert.com/search.html?k=high+bay+motion+sensor
 

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Sorry for the late reply. Have been busy.


Thanks for the suggestions!


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...Commercial installations are often 208 or 240V, so make sure you choose one that is compatible...
Thanks for the heads-up on the voltage alert. I am a retired (due to physical disabilities) residential electrician so I have that handled.
Also consider sensors that use microwaves rather than PIR to give more reliable triggering.
Never knew about that as I mainly only worked with residential. What is the difference between microwave and PIR?
One thing to consider is the location of the sensor above the floor. There are high-bay models that will work better with the high ceilings found in many warehouses.
And this I was wondering and concerned about. These ceilings are about 15 feet high.

I am not very good at "Google" searching. I was coming up with just replacement sensors used for residential spot lights.

Even though I am a retired residential electrician I was hoping by posting this question I would get some answers from persons who have had more experience in the commercial end - and I did get the answers. Thanks!!
 
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