HOW TO ADJUST YOUR SENSOR LIGHT
Motion sensors are a good security device to keep your home safe, they are good for adding light when you come home at night and alerting you when someone has arrived at your property a guest or an intruder. Having Motion sensors wired to lights or lights with built in motion sensors is a good way to scare off intruders because it draws attention to them so you and neighbours can see them.
If the motion sensors is not set up correctly you will not get the benefit of having one and it can become more of a hassle waving your hands at the sensor trying to get it to activate. When having a Motion sensor installed it is good to have it in a good position that gives you lots of coverage away from trees and plants.
How to set the Motion sensor
Most Motion sensors will either have LUX , TIME and SENSITIVITY some only have LUX and TIME.
- LUX: Lux is what controls the day and night setting it will have a picture of a sun and a moon, moving it more towards the sun will have it come on when it is lighter or moving it towards the moon will have it activate only when it is dark. This is useful if there are street light near by because it might not get dark enough for it to activate.
- TIME: Time controls how long you want it to activate for there will be a plus and a minus sign moving it to the + will give you more time and the – will give you less.
- SENSITIVITY: Sensitivity can be identified by SEN in the sensor and will adjust the distance and how big the object will need to be to activate it this is also controlled by a adjusting to the plus and minus sign.
Move the LUX stetting to day mode being the sun picture and put the time on the minimum setting.
Switch the light switch on that controls the sensor.
Move the sensor to the direction you what it to scan.
Walk test. Walk past the sensor to test the different areas you want it to activate.
Adjusting if needed some sensors can move up and down a side to side to help get the best angle.
Adjusting the LUX to get this exactly right it will need to be done at the time of day you want it to activate. Adjust the lux setting all the way to the moon and let it time out. Once it starts to get dark at the time you want it on slowly adjust the LUX setting to the picture of the sun it will activate once it reaches the ambient light.
Adjust the time setting to the desired time you want it to activate by moving the TIME to the plus or minus.