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modifying my motion sensor light

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by mathusala_jones, Dec 11, 2006.

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  1. i am trying to up the voltage or wattage coming out of the sensor so i
    can power a halogen taken off and spliced into the box directly to the
    sensor light. i have it working, its all set up, all the lights come on when
    the sensor is activated but the current may be to low? they are very dim, i
    am using 75w halogen x2, for the sensor light, and i am using a 150w halogen
    coming off the sensor lighting.

    i took apart a defective light, i notice some sort of blue box about 3/4
    inch long that the power comes off the board out to the lights, i assume
    that if i change this to a higher rating i can get the desired affect?
  2. Ben Miller

    Ben Miller Guest

    This is a fire waiting to happen. You don't have a clue about what you are
    doing. Don't modify anything. Buy what you need.

    Ben Miller
  3. TimPerry

    TimPerry Guest

    if you plug the lights into an extension cord without the switching unit,
    are they brighter or the same? if they are brighter you unit has been
    damaged or is improperly connected. .... wait, are these 12 volt lamps? if
    so don't add more than was originally designed for. you will overload the
    probably not. it's likely this is a relay.
  4. ok, no these are not 12V lights w/transformers but i did go out and
    purchase a piezzo tweeter with transformer to add an audible alarm to the
    motion light.
    i dont know why they dont make them?

    the unit itself works fine. all the lights came on very dim but they did
    all function with the sensor when activated. i bought a relay, the blue box
    thing i mentioned. the guy sold me one with a higher rating. the old one
    said 5A this one says 10A, he said it should handle the extra power going
    through there.

    i dont know about y'all but when my momma told me never to stick my tongue
    on metal in the winter...but any help getting my tongue off the metal would
    be appreciated, thats where i am at now.
  5. dear sir, you are right, i do not know what i am doing but any help would be
  6. TimPerry

    TimPerry Guest

    'cus it annoys the neighbors?
    if they are wired in series the light will be dim.
    pour boiling water on it?
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