Our PIR (Passive Infra Red) Sensor Switches are available in most finishes to complement the vast array of finishes and plate styles on offer at socketsandswitches.com. We offer two versions that cover a 5 metre detection range or a 10 metre detection range.
PIR (Passive Infra Red) Sensor Switches are designed for use in common areas where you might have regular visitors coming and going and the sensor allows for the lights or fans to switch on automatically then switch off again after a given period meaning that lights will never be left on when not required. These are most commonly used to switch lights on in an entrance hall or stairwell and the beauty of this is that they will switch themselves off after a pre-set time.
Previously PIR (Passive Infra Red) Sensor Switches have only been available in a plain white finish with an unsightly large plastic plate and they were found to be unsuitable for many properties where something more stylish was a requirement.
They incorporate a PIR quad sensor to detect movement of a warm body within their detection zone and a photocell to monitor the ambient light level. On detecting movement the PIR will switch the load on then if no more movement is detected within a certain pre-set time, then the PIR will switch off the load.
They have an adjustable time delay setting from 10 seconds up to 40 minutes that you pre-set on installation – the time delay can be reset or changed at any time by readjusting the concealed setting dials.
You can use these as a stand alone switch or link as many PIR (Passive Infra Red) Sensor Switches together as you like. You cannot use standard on/off switches on the same circuit and all other switch positions will also need to be PIR (Passive Infra Red) Sensor Switches or a Double Pole Switch as these PIR (Passive Infra Red) Sensor Switches require a Neutral.
Never use a PIR (Passive Infra Red) Sensor Switch that is not rated higher than the total load applied to it – the maximum loads are 1500w (240v) or 1500w (12v) or 500w (Fluorescent) or 500w (LED).
They will also switch on/off Fans to the maximum load of 250w.
We recommend a 35mm deep wall boxes for mounting our PIR (Passive Infra Red) Sensor Switches . If you require any advice or assistance please call our sales team on 01926 289289.