Sensor lighting is a great way to provide a level of security and convenience to the exterior of your home. It is also a fancy extra to add to wardrobes, pantries or hallways. However sensor lights can be a nuisance at times so it’s important to understand their settings and correct installation. Sensor lights have dials to control the settings. These can differ slightly depending on manufacturer, but are usually similar to the picture below.
- The first dial on the left will adjust the sensitivity of the sensor. This can be adjusted to suit the location.
- The second dial is to adjust the time that the light stays on for. With the arrow pointing to the minimum end, the time will be approximately 10 seconds. With the arrow pointing to the maximum end, the time will be around 12 minutes, depending on the sensor type. Having the arrow pointing a quarter of a turn from the minimum towards the maximum, the light will stay on for 2-3 minutes.
- The third dial is the lux dial. If the arrow points to the sun, the sensor light will operate day and night. If the arrow points to the moon, the sensor light will only operate at night. If the dial is backed off a quarter turn towards the sun from the moon, the sensor light will operate at dawn and dusk, and at night.