Convert outdoor light to a sensor light

Old 03-14-09, 11:13 AM
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Convert outdoor light to a sensor light

Hi Everyone,

I have a great outdoor light (slightly stylish) that I'd like to convert to a motion sensor light.

Could I buy a regular motion sensor light, remove the motion sensor, and wire it between the stylish light and it's power supply ?

My wiring thoughts are:

power black -> motion sensor black -> light black
power white -> light white
Old 03-14-09, 11:37 AM
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You can buy just the motion head separate and install that on a weather proof cover or any 1/2" K.O. I believe the wiring is:

Hot black to black of motion head
light black to red of motion head
all whites together.

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