Question about Electrical Supplies
Have a motion detector hooked up to my garage light. I want to remove it and have the lights come on with a dusk to dawn screw in sensor. The lights are connected to an on and off switch. The motion sensor has a small flat wire plugged into one end of a rectangular black box about 1x 2. On the other end it has a white a black and a red wire connected. If I remove these where do I connect them to have the lights automatically come on at dusk and go off at dawn?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Connectthe SUPPLY wire (Black) to the Photoelectric Black. ALL of the white wires - to lights and from supply and on PE - connect together
Redfrom PE goes to all light fixture black lines
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
SOURCE: Wiring Door jamb switch
I'm going to guide you on how to create what is known as a "switch leg".
1- run a 12-2 w/ground wire to the light fixture from new switch.
2- connect black wire "hot wire" to the shiny bronze tinted terminal on switch.
3- connect the white wire " neutral " to the silver connection on switch.
4- connect the naked copper wire " ground " to the ground terminal on switch
5- Disconnect the two white wires in the junction box from each other.
6- Connect the ground to ground in j-box
7- Connect the black to one of the whites in j-box
8- connect the white to the other white in j-box
9- wire nut and tape all connections
Oh and be sure that you turn off the breaker before you start. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
remove white switch one and connect to incoming white ground--all whites should be connected [hooked] together these are grounds-- switch 1 black from fan ,leave switch 2 red from fan ,switch 3 vanity black
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
OK .. the thick black and white are the power for the fan , are there also white wires on the lamp sockets ..??
The thick black wire should connect to the black wire on the switch.
The small black wires connect to the red and blue wire on the switch .. two small black wires each .. that should give you a position for 2 lights , and 4 lights, on the step switch .. but there should be white wires from the lamp sockets connected to the thick white from the fan .
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Posted on May 25, 2010
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