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Old March 14th 19, 10:15 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 14/03/2019 22:00, PeterC wrote:

For mine I fitted a 2-gang plate, 1 switch for the PIR and 1 for direct-on.
Rand 3+E, with 1 wire to the lamp.
This gives me a local Off switch, but it could be done with a single 2-way
switch, one way via PIR and the other to the lamp. Needs another way of
fully off.
Note: my PIRs are seperate from the luminaires.

Not an ideal solution. This will be going into a freinds' rented
property where and changes to the electrics cannot be DIY. Changing the
external 500W halogen floodlight for a "like for like" 10/20W using the
existing wiring and external junction box may not be noticed

The problem with some LED/PIR units advertised with a manual override is
that the manual override consists of setting the timer control to
maximum making it a simple on/off operation by applying/removing the
mains voltage. What is required is a normal PIR operation that is easily
overridden sometimes.

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