Motion Sensor light wired off existing outlet?


Old 07-09-07, 04:07 PM
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Motion Sensor light wired off existing outlet?

I'm looking to install a new motion sensor light outside my home. The closest power source is an outlet in the garage were the automatic garage door is plugged in. Can I run wire from the existing box to power the motion sensor light? If so, what are the steps?
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Old 07-09-07, 05:06 PM
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Welcome to the forums! I would run the cable from the receptacle to a switch, first, then to the motion sensor. That way if you wanted to disable it permanently, you could via the switch. Some motion sensors allow you to have the light stay on by cycling the switch for a second, then reverting to its normal use by turning it off for a few more seconds, so a switch will be necessary.
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Do you have easy attic access above the receptacle? I'm assuming this garage door opener receptacle is in the ceiling?

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