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  1. Ian3422
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    Ian3422 EF Member

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    Hello, I want to install movement sensors where i have my light switches on my staircase. At present i have a two way switches at both the top and bottom of the stairs.
    Any advice will be very much appreciated
     
  2. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    welcome Ian 3422. maybe you should consult with a your local spark.
     
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  3. Cadgey123
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    Cadgey123 Electrician's Arms

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    There are a lot of factors which could affect this install. It’s best to get someone in for a butchers
     
  4. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Interesting idea .... but could be quite expensive.

    Are you trying to save electricity?
     
  5. Spoon
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    Spoon Trusted Advisor

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    To add to the above, are you intending replace one of the switches with the sensor or add it to the circuit?
     
  6. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    You can get lights with inbuilt sensors.
     
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  7. Ian3422
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    Ian3422 EF Member

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    i want to have a sensor at the top and bottom of the stairs. as the stairs go round a corner one sensor wont work.
     
  8. Ian3422
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    Ian3422 EF Member

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    i'll look into that, it might be the easiest option.
     
  9. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    most sensors like this require a neutral to operate. It may be you don't have one at your switch positions.

    Boston? forgive my geographical ignorance, but is that a UK Boston, or the Massachusets Boston?
     
  10. Timbo
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    Timbo Regular EF Member

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    Lincolnshire?
     
  11. Ian3422
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    Ian3422 EF Member

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    Boston uk.
     
  12. Ian3422
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    Ian3422 EF Member

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    It is
     
  13. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Hi - as mentioned by @littlespark@littlespark the motion detectors need to be powered (have L and N). This applies wherever they sit and so some new wiring is likely to be needed. One question will be - will you still need the light switches? (for manual over ride say)
     
  14. Spoon
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    Spoon Trusted Advisor

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    Could use some ceiling PIRs, then you will have your Neutral.
     
  15. Ian3422
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    Ian3422 EF Member

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    Hi Wilko, no switches needed.
     

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