Which Motion Sensor for fluorescent lights?

Old 01-26-11, 01:17 PM
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Which Motion Sensor for fluorescent lights?

What kind of motion sensor do I need for fluorescent lighting?

I have gone through 3 of them and none of them work right .. the fluorescent lights flicker when I set it to auto.

Old 01-26-11, 04:08 PM
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Ricardo, fluorescents don't like motion sensors or photocells. The latching mechanism inside the unit is not sufficient to cause the inrush needed to excite the ballast, and you get the flickering. This will happen with CFL's as well. NOW, with that said, if you can locate "dimmable" bulbs/fixtures, then you will have a better chance of using the sensor.

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