Electrical Wiring in the Home/motion activated lights

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Customer wants to have the motion sensor part active all the time.and also be able to switch lights on by a switch so the light will stay on until she turns off the switch.

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Rod if you are talking like a double pair of floods or even a single lamp light, MOST have that option built in,     for example,   if you want motion  you flip on switch on/off for more than 30 seconds,      then it is motion mode,     from there   you just flip on the switch and leave it on  and the lights stay on until she turns them off, then she resets to motion by off on in less than 30 seconds  it is really easy to learn,        


Here is one example    these are very inexpensive

http://www.heath-zenith.com/security_seccon.htm

and they come in all configurations,    now   most all these motion lights have to take some time to adjust to temp changes that are somewhat large,    in other words if it is 70 for a week and drops to 40   it might take a day to get the motions to work correctly   but they will settle in,     the more you pay the the more reliable,  but you can get any shape size wattage you want with just the features you are asking for built right in          I would go that way

Unless I didn't understand exactly your or her specific situation if not   reply back or use my personal email and we will get real in depth,    but if you just want to build one  you can buy a straight motion and then jump out the motion wiring with a double throw switch to by pass it,    up would be on,    down would be motion     middle would be OFF period     

I do the same thing with front and back motions    sometimes I want them on    sometimes I want them just on motion    but no daytime,  built right into the light assembly    

I find Zenith works well as a brand      and you can get solar powered up to about 60 watts  no wiring,   except for a switch leg to change options of motion or lights constant  
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Electrical issues of all types, wiring, control, appliances, components, specialty in Electric MOTOR or APPARATUS trouble shooting, electric motors, electrical problems, single phase, three phase, DC, capacitors, elevator MG-Sets, modifications, reverse engineering, VFD Drives, single to three phase convertors. Repair of most any electrical/mechanical/electronic apparatus, OEM, AC, DC, Industrial Applications, Three phase, single phase failure mode, determining the root cause of the equipment failure BEFORE failure repeats, Antique appliances, electric motors, fans, ceiling fans, base mount fans, poor equipment performance, Modifications, habitual failures, vibration, redesign, obsolete issues, collectible items restored, rewinding. Owner of EMR Repair Inc www.emrrepair.com More information on electric motors, under Engineering/Motors Ask about any electrical or mechanical problems in the home, office, or even at your work. B2B or business to business CONSULTING I can do but it would be a much more complex issue, that would require a significant amount of time. repair@mearservice.com from there we can discuss and begin work on about anything. Industrial electric motors, controls, troubleshooting, vibration, alignment, any type of industrial or commercial electric/electrcical equipment For the home owner, renter, apartment if you have odd things going on, describe to me, photos are normally very helpful, appliances, heating and air conditioning issues, light switches, installation, DIY PROJECTS FOR THOSE NOT EDUCATED IN ELECTRICAL, we can do some things, but for safety and sanity reasons, I may refer you to a local electrician, and help you find one, help you with pricing and even speak directly with anyone you hire if you have issues,

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