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    Motion sensor lights durability

    Electricians

    How long do motion sensor lights last before they, well, stop detecting motion? Should they last for say 10 years or so?

    Asked by Adam on 11th Jul 2022
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    Bodmas limited

    "Motion Sensor light should last for at least 5 years, but this depends on some factors such as The make and model, Usage, Environment, and materials used to install."

    Answered on 11th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    NA Electrical

    "I have found that lights that have the sensor built in can be problematic. I always recommend a separate sensor and light. That way if either become faulty your only changing the one item.

    It's normally the sensor that goes first on the units, and you can't replace them so you end up scrapping a perfectly good light."

    Answered on 27th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    Benjamin Lawton Domestic Electrician

    "It will depend on the product but I would personally expect them to let for more than ten years. They typically suggest that they will last for a set number of hours such as thirty thousand. Based on being on part time, they should last ages."

    Answered on 11th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    Impeccable Electrics

    "Hi Adam.. Things have moved on quite a bit these days with motion sensors..like anything you get what you pay for.. I wouldn't go cheap but if you go for at least mid range you should be OK.?. I use an electrical wholesalers in Merton called TLC electrical..there open to the general public with the same discounts as electrician's.. If you ask for Bob he's very knowledgeable on all products and expected lifespan.. Victor.. Impeccable electrical.."

    Answered on 11th Jul 2022 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
    Arc Electrical Cumbria

    "Like anything in life (generally) you get what you pay for, buy cheap, buy twice to replace the cheap one which has packed up or comes on with the slightest movement of a bush in the wind, Busch watchdog which I think were taKen over by Bosch, bilirubin they cost an arm and a leg"

    Answered on 11th Jul 2022 - Member since Aug 2017 - report
    D tech FM

    ""It will depend on the product but I would personally expect them to let for more than ten years. They typically suggest that they will last for a set number of hours such as thirty thousand. Based on being on part time, they should last ages"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report

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