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LED or CFL flickering with motion sensor in circuit

Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by Nehmo, Aug 14, 2016.

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  1. Chod74


    May 20, 2020
    I have in wall motion sensor. I put in a 2x2 LED panel and light works great when turned on. Problem is when on for motion detector, its 1/2 as bright and some what flickers. Any ideas..could a newer switch that is for LED solve problem
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    It is likely that either the reduced current consumption of the LED panel, or the unusual power factor of some LED drivers is causing your problem.

    Getting a motion sensor that explicitly stated it is suitable for LED bulbs may help, but it's not certain.
  3. Bluejets


    Oct 5, 2014
    Some motion sensors, especially the lower end market type ( el-cheapos) are triac output and do not lend themselves to LED requirements.
    Whereas other more expensive units use relay out so doesn't really matter a toss what connects to it as long as the LED has the correct drivers.
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