Timer with motion flood light


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Old 11-06-13, 02:08 PM
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Timer with motion flood light

Is it possible to wire a timer to a motion detection flood light to have the motion detection only active during certain preset hours. In my mind it should work as follows. I set the timer to turn ON at 10pm and OFF at 5am. During that period of time (10pm - 5am) if motion is detected the light will turn ON. If no motion is detected the light will remain OFF. I am trying to do this because my home has multiple sets of motion floods at the front of the home. Each set was wired to a separate switch and the switches are not in a central location. I want this setup, if possible to avoid having to go around the house to control each set of floods individually.
 
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Old 11-06-13, 03:12 PM
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Is it possible to wire a timer to a motion detection flood light to have the motion detection only active during certain preset hours.
Yes.

I am trying to do this because my home has multiple sets of motion floods at the front of the home. Each set was wired to a separate switch and the switches are not in a central location. I want this setup, if possible to avoid having to go around the house to control each set of floods individually.
Are you planning to install a separate timer for each unit? What is it you're doing as you go around the house now -- that is, what are you controlling that can't be preset at the fixtures?
 
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Old 11-06-13, 04:40 PM
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I'm a little lost. The idea of having a motion sensor is to go off any time there is motion.
Since the motion detector has a day/night sensor built in it will only illuminate when it's dark outside.
 
 

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