Motion activated flood lights

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  1. Nov 21, 2009 #1

    Swooper Dan

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    Hello one and all, I am wanting to install a flood light on my drive way that is motion activated. However the tricky part is I would like it to have a battery back up but run on house power that only comes on at night. Does anybody know of an existing product or how to wire one from scratch.

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  2. Nov 21, 2009 #2

    travelover

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    You could wire a conventional motion activated light so that it light plugs into a UPS designed for computers. These lights have a sensor so that they do not turn on during daylight.

    Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) FAQ
     
  3. Nov 27, 2009 #3

    slownsteady

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    Not sure why you would need a backup power source on an outdoor light. I would think the moon is a pretty good backup. Save the battery backup for the interior of your house.
     

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