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Electrical hook up for 2 motion detector lights so both lights operate when either detector is activated (dual master system)

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Yu can't do it with off the shelf detector. Sine the detector is single input.
you need serial and parallel input to the device.
you need to get commercial detector that haev serial and parallel input to the detector.

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Lights turn themselves on and off


I have seen conditions of poor / missing ground, high humidity and nearby two way radio operation (CB, Ham, Police, Taxi, etc.) cause unattended operation (on and off).

Make sure the switch surfaces are clean and dry. Try changing metal switch plates to plastic / nylon (and vice-versa) types.

Ensure that the switch is grounded. Before removing switch from box, shut power OFF. Carefully pull the switch from the box and make sure the switch's ground wire is connected to the ground conductors in the box.

Ultimately, if you are unable to solve the problem with these true touch dimmers, changing to a rotary knob / slide operated dimmer or even a standard toggle switch should work without incident.

I hope this helps and good luck!

Sep 09, 2012 | Leviton True Touch Lighting Control

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WIRING A SINGLE PRESET DUAL DIMMER AND FAN SWITCH


Hi *****,

I'm an electrician and can help you with this problem. First - shut off the power. Check your wiring as I describe the connections below.

If this is the only switch operating the fan and light, it should be wired as a single pole in the direction sheet. That is as follows:

1) one black wire - it should be connected to the "hot" power source, 2) one green wire - it should be connected to the bare / green ground wires & switchbox (if metal), 3) one red wire - it should be connected to the fan hot wire, 4) one yellow wire - it should be connected to the light hot wire, the remaining wires (yellow with a "3 way label" and red with a "3 way label") should not be connected to anything and capped with a wirenut.

The wiring changes if you are using a second switch to operate either the fan or light (download & view the wiring diagram provided here to follow along with my text). In this case, the hot wire from the fan or light would connect to the black screw of a standard 3 way switch, and the remaining two terminal screws on the switch would connect to the red / red with 3 way label - or yellow / yellow with 3 way label pair. Power and ground wiring on the dimmer black and green are the same as the single pole wiring described above.
I hope this helps & good luck!

Jul 08, 2012 | Dimmers

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I would like to replace my lightolier zp600 dimmer to a zpr-3 that has the same wire wiring diagram as a zp600


The zp600 is the master, and the zpr-3 is the remote. With only one location you need to use the zp600. For multiple locations, you use the zp600 at the load side and zpr3's at other locations with all the yellows hooked together, and all the blacks hooked together except the black going right to the light. This hooks to the red at the zp600

Feb 15, 2011 | Lightolier Sunrise Preset Incandescent...

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I'm using a Cooper Master Dimmer with a Cooper toggle type 3 way switch circuit controlling one incandescent light fixture. My home is 30 years old and I've found many deviations from acceptable wiring...


The problem is most likely not the dimmer or the wiring, but rather the existing 3-way switch.

First of all, the Aspire smart dimmer does not work in conjunction with traditional, 3-way, on/off toggle switches. When the 3-way switch is in one-position, it lets the dimmer work, but in the other position, it cuts power to the entire lighting circuit - and the smart dimmer is NOT going to be able to override that. You instead need to get the corresponding remote dimmer (sometimes called a slave, or a companion dimmer), and use that to replace the standard 3-way switch.

That may also solve your "mystery turn-on" issue. Even though those dimmers can use the existing 3-way switch wiring, you have to REALLY pay attention to the instruction sheets to see how the master and the slave wire up to each individual electrical box. I vaguely remember that even if you were to use the product in a single-pole application, those two wires that, I assume, you attached to the traveller wires in the house needed to be shorted together in order to work - and since you have them running into a 3-way switch, the errors that you're seeing are bound to happen.

Long story short, get the slave dimmer, install it according to the instructions, and all these problems should go away.

Nov 09, 2010 | Cooper Wiring Devices Aspire Smart Dimmer...

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Trying to install lsdc163pwv for ceiling light operated by 2 different switches. Install box is through switch with black common hot wire, red and black travelers and 2 white neutrals and grounds . New...


Found a .pdf file that shows LSDC163pwv ... it does not show wiring for LSDC. It shows wiring for other 3-way dimmers & separate wiring for 3-way fan control. This is a clue.

The Pass and Seymour download page does not load, so I can't see specific manual.

Let me provide what I know:
-Instructions might be confusing because LSDC works for both single-pole and 3-way circuits ... which probably adds a lot of extra wording in manual
-LSDC Device has single-pole/3-way dimmer (this requires 3 wires)
-Device has single-pole/3-way fan control with 3 speeds (which requires 3 wires)
-That's 6 total wires
-If I understand correctly, you just want to control a ceiling light? -And you do not have a fan? And your ceiling light is set up with 3-way switches.
-IF you are also wanting to control a fan in addition to the light, the box will need separate wires that go specifically to the fan >> your description shows that you do not have separate wires for the fan. Is this correct?
-Without separate wires to the fan, you can still control the light ... but if wires to light also turn the fan on-and-off, then the LSDC is not the right control since a dimmer for lights will not work on both fan and light.
To wire the light:
-You have identified black common wire for light (it is connected to dark-colored screw on 3-way switch)
-You have identified travelers that connect the 3-way switches
-The neutral wires seem to be twisted together at back of box.
-I think the dimmer is located on the top, and fan control is bottom?? Not 100% sure >>>
-Question: are there 3 wires that are associated with dimmer?
-If you can see 3 wires for dimmer, one of those wires should be black ... just hook that to common, and hook other 2 wires to travelers ... and see if it works. If not, keep connecting them until correct combination is found.

Tip- I read a lot of electrical part manuals, and when confused, I write out the instructions so it breaks down the information.

Oct 03, 2010 | Pass & Seymour Pass and Seymour Decorator...

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II have a switch and dimmer and the three wires from fan and light, no instructions how install it.


You will have power coming in through a black wire and white wire on the cable set that does not go out to your fan. The black will connect to your switch to power it. Then there will be two other terminals on your switch one for your fan and one for your light. The red and black that go out to your fan and light are connected to these two terminals. The whites get connected together. If you mix the red and black up and the switches are controlling the the wrong things, simply switch the black and red wires. (Note: If by three wires to your fan you meant black, white and bare copper this dual switch cannot be used, as bare copper is simply a ground wire and cannot be used as a constant electrical conductor.)

Jun 05, 2010 | AMS Lutron S2-LFSQ Skylark Dual...

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Lutron Grafik Eye Wall Stations Stopped Responding


You can try to reset the grafik eye by turning off the circuit breaker to it for about 15 seconds and then turning it back on. Sometimes, they will get a surge and it freaks out the computer inside it a little bit. If that doesn't solve it, you may have a loose connection on the back of the grafik eye unit or one of the bedside keypads. There should be a 4 conductor wire (black, red, white, green) from the master unit to the bedside unit and then from bedside unit to bedside unit. The black wire is the common (ground), the red wire is the positive, and white and green are transmit and receive. It sounds like your transmit and receive loops are not complete (white and green). This would allow the led's on the front of the keypad to light up but not communicate to the grafik eye. Be sure to turn off the circuit breaker to the grafik eye before removing either the keypads and the grafik eye from the wall.
Good Luck

Dec 20, 2009 | Lutron GRX-PCBL-346S-500 Grafik Eye...

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I would like to rewire a solar security light (motion activated) to stay on at dark. Brand westinghouse


The light will only stay on as long as the battery lasts. My guess is that will not last all night. What you can do is buy a light sensor switch (or even a light sensor socket adaptor is available to save you from having to wire it in) to keep a light on during the night. You can use a CFL or even an LED lamp to save electricity, but it is unlikely that a solar-charged cell will power even one of thes all night long.

Nov 16, 2009 | Solar Motion Security Light Conversion...

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How do you connect a motion sensor light switch to a chord that can be plugged into a wall?


hmmm lets see... what is the motion sensor controlling?... lets assume it is a lamp with a plug on it. so you need to wire the motion sensor so that it has a male plug on one end and a female plug on the other. lets also assume it is two wire lamp cord and a two prong plug. Take a standard extension cord and split off one of the wires and cut it, attach one of the motion sensor wire to one of those wires and the other motion sensor wires to the other wire.. so the motion sensor is splitting on of the wires.. oh this would be so easy to draw...

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