Motion sensor switches have been in the spotlight for a long time now, and although these motion sensor switches are known to be super useful, they have not been used a lot in homes and stuff.
To be really precise, sensor switches ought to make your life a lot easier as they can detect and sense motion and turn themselves on and off according to that.
In this article, I will be telling you everything that you need to know about motion detectors and how you can install one in some very easy steps.
So let’s get straight into it!
What Is A Motion Sensor Light Switch
A motion sensor light is constructed in such a way that it triggers a response every time it senses or detects a motion.
These motion detectors can be installed anywhere around the walls of your house, ceilings of your workplace, or even your farm!
Some of these types are called occupancy sensors, as they work by turning off the lights in unoccupied rooms.
These lights get triggered by motion and turn themselves on and then turn themselves off. When they stop sensing motions, the light turns off.
These lights are the modern idea of getting low on electricity bills. You even get to adjust these sensory light detectors as per your needs and wants.
Another main feature of these lights is that they can also be used as alarms when installed outside your home or building.
3 Step To Install A Motion Sensor Light Switch
1. Get Your Safety Kid On Board
No matter how much I stress on this, it’s still not enough. One single thing that should be on your priority list is your safety, as you can’t do work properly if you are not safe and secure.
This is why before diving into any electrical work that involves wires and all, make sure you own a non-contact voltage detector that can help you out in your project majorly.
2. Removing The Old Switch
Once you have the new motion sensor switch in your hands, you know it is high time to get rid of the old one.
Firstly, turn off the power. While keeping the lights on, turn the breaker or remove the fuses until the lights go out. Make sure no one turns the breaker back on unless you are finished working.
Remove the cover plate and carefully and gently pull out the switch; with the wires still attached, test your wires once again just to verify and double-check.
3. Installing The 3-Way Motion Sensor Switch
One thing you should remember while installing the motion sensor switch is that even if you make a mistake or even if you don’t wire it properly, you don’t have to fear anything as it won’t burn your house down; it just won’t work properly.
Once you have the old switch in your hand, remove the wires from the old switch, lose a screw if you have to.
Take your new motion sensor switch and attach the ground wire in the box with the matching green wire in the new switch, then go on and attach the marked wire to the “common.”
The other remaining wires will go on the remaining terminals or wires., doesn’t matter which one, one wire per terminal.
In this article, I have told you everything about how to install a 3way motion sensor detector wire.
I have also given you a brief introduction to our topic as well as shone a little light on what motion sensor detectors are.