I replaced my flood lights, so I bought new ones with built in motion
detectors. They are "smart" enough to work with only a hot and
neutral. They work because you leave the switch on all the time. The
controller board then will turn the lights on when it detects motion,
but it will also allow you to manually turn the lights on by switching
on/off the switch.
I would like to add the same type motion detector to my garage lights.
I assume the best way will be to remove the switch leg from the
existing light and move it to a new cut in box where I can mount the
sensor, and then go from the sensor back to the existing light.
Anyone here retro fit their existing lights? My existing lights are
expensive and I would like to keep the existing ones. The lamp cover
mounts over the entire fixture so adding a motion detector to the
existing fixture's base is out.
Anyone opted for a wireless method?