Was wondering if anyone has any strong opinions regarding
quality between Heath-Zenith vs. Lithonia Lighting on their
line of overhead garage door security lighting (the kind with the IR
sensor that turns the lights on when it detects motion)?
Seems as if Heath Zenith really has the product line all sewed up, but
both HD and Lowes are now getting in this Lithonia line, also.
Both out of China.
Any thoughts would be most appreciated.
BTW: any other brand worth considering that is not carried by them, but
can be ordered on-line ? Why ?
Another source to consider, besides HD, Lowes and on-line, is a
lighting store, especially the Parts counters found at the back of
many of them.
Ask the counter guy what the contractors are buying based on low, mid
and high range fixtures.
Also keep in mind the issue you might run into with a built in sensor:
If the sensor is not adjustable and the fixture is mounted such that
the sensor points straight up the driveway, you may not get the motion-
detection sensitivity you'd like.
I ran into that with a fixture my Dad bought and I installed next to
his front door. If you walk up his walkway towards the door - the
normal approach - the sensor does not see you until you are already
climbing the steps.
Most sensors work better if you are *crossing* the detection zone vs.
walking straight into it.
On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:27:31 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
You can mitigate that somewhat by the tilt of the head. If you tilt it
down your hot spot is moving vertically across the bezel and that is
what triggers the detector (the ridges on the bezel vary the IR
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