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A motion sensor on a lamp deters burglars and ensures that you can see where you are walking in the dark, without having to turn on the lights yourself. To connect a sensor, you must follow a step-by-step plan. Make an appointment with an electrician in the neighborhood who will help you.

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Installing a motion sensor

You have a motion sensor for indoors and outdoors. It ensures that a lamp automatically turns on and off when movement or heat is detected. This is useful when you come home in the dark, for example. It ensures that you do not accidentally stumble. But it also deters burglars when they enter your garden unseen. You can have a motion sensor professionally installed via one of our electricians.

The professional will carry out a number of steps. When you are dealing with electricity it is always important to turn off the power first. When installing an entirely new lamp including a sensor, the electrician will first install a new wall outlet. When installing an outdoor light with a motion sensor, it must of course be completely waterproof. When replacing a lamp, this step is usually not necessary.

From the wall socket, the electrical wires are pulled through to the point where the lamp or motion sensor should hang. Determine together with the electrician at what height the lamp and sensor must be installed. Outdoors, for example, it is advisable that this is out of reach of a burglar. This will prevent the cables from being cut.

Is the height determined? Then drill holes to hang the sensor and lamp. The lamp is then connected to a junction box. The electrician will connect the lamp to the junction box using XMvk or YMvK cable. Remove the ends (tie the cable) until the copper is visible. A professional usually uses a professional stripper to do this.

In electricity, standard colors are often used. Usually this is a brown wire, a blue wire and often a gray. The electrical wires are connected to each other by means of a welding clamp, welding cap or terminal block. Connect the same colors to each other.

When all the wires are properly connected, the electrician will neatly route the cable along the wall. If the bulb is properly mounted, then the motion sensor is ready for testing.

Turn on the power. Walk past the lamp a few times and check that it actually turns on. If everything works as it should, the electrician will neatly close off all contacts and junction boxes.

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