said by Tig:
Did the specs say it supports LED or CFL bulbs?
No, while it has been a long time since I installed them I'm pretty sure it explicitly stated incandescent bulbs only.
For a while I also ran it with one incandescent and one CFL since it didn't work with two of the CFLs I had first bought. When the second of the original incandescent bulbs burned out too, I tried one more time with a different brand CFL that was rated for dimming. Apparently the dimmable CFL allows sufficient current flow to support the operation of the daylight and motion sensor electronic.
, mine do start dim and then brighten up. I don't think this has anything to do with the motion sensor itself but merely using a CFL in low temperature outdoors.
Apart from the battery hassle, the idea of a remote motion sensor seems to be a good one (thanks Bob4
). I'm using this particular motion light for a long but narrow walkway with the fixture mounted in the middle (each of the two bulbs covering about 30-40 feet of walkway). The walkway ends at a wall on one side where I could mount a remote sensor. A narrow angle motion detector at that location should cover the entire length of the walkway. However the sensor would have to be good at reacting at people moving towards or away from the sensor in a straight line (in my experience, motion detectors work far better when the motion is parallel to the sensor surface).--
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