Multiple Motion Lights on One Circuit


Old 03-07-04, 08:38 PM
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Multiple Motion Lights on One Circuit

I purchased Regent motion lights and noticed they are limited to one light per circuit. Are there other types or brands that allow multple lights per circuit? What would happen if multiple lights of this type are placed on a circuit?
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Old 03-08-04, 06:34 PM
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What exactly do the directions say regarding one per circuit? Doesn't sound right.
Old 03-08-04, 08:57 PM
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Here is what is written:

"Do not install more that one motion activated floodlight on one wall switch."

I had planned on having two lights or three lights controlled by one light switch.
Old 03-08-04, 09:30 PM
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Okay, what they are probably trying to avoid is having people install them that way to later find out they can't manually operate the lights seperately. If you understand how these work you can control them manually from a switch by flipping the switch in a certain alotted time. In the case of having more than one they would all work from that switch. Other than that I have not seen a problem with that but I will end with this. Always try to follow manufacturers directions to avoid doing something that won't be covered in the event of a failure.
Old 03-09-04, 07:43 AM
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These lights have an "always-on" feature that is activated by a specified flipping of the switch on and off. You use this feature for something like an outdoor party. If you have multiple lights controlled by the same switch, the electronics in the light may get confused, and either enter the always-on state when they should not, or vice versa.

So while it is perfectly okay to have multiple of these lights on the same circuit, you need a separate switch for each.
Old 03-09-04, 07:04 PM
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Thanks, I think I understand.

So I suppose all brands would have the same requirement?
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