The Motion Sensors and a 50 Watt LED Flood Light

Imagine having a 50 watt LED flood light that can deliver 6500 lumens and a color temperature of about 5700K. And, you could ask — what difference it would make if you had a 150 watt or 300 watt LED flood light instead of a 50 watt LED flood light? Well, may be just the difference in the number of lumens but not really the color temperature, because it’s the number of lumens that defines the desired level of brightness. In that sense then, a 50 watt LED flood light may be better than a 30 watt LED flood light only when it offers a higher number of lumens.

That said, a 50 watt LED flood light will have the rest of the features same as in LED flood lights of other wattages such as having a MeanWell IP65 driver, a higher efficiency and a longer lifespan.

But, think of having a motion sensor with a 50 watt LED flood light fixture. Wouldn’t that make a huge difference to your LED flood light fixture?

Getting to know how the motion sensor works and knowing and understanding the different types of motion sensors can go a long way in having the best kind of home or office security system, when considering a 50 watt LED flood light fixture. Once you get to understand which motion sensor works best for you, you can then learn more about its installation process and its maintenance.

What is a motion sensor?

A motion sensor or a motion detector is a device that uses one or more than one technology to detect movement in a space when you are least expecting any movement.

You get alerted by way of signal when a motion detector trips. The signal is received by the security system’s control panel which in turn sends a signal to the monitoring center.

How does one benefit from a motion detector?

  • When a movement is detected, you get alerted from an intruder that could be a burglar
  • You save energy on the 50 watt LED flood light because the lights are on only when there’s an intruder
  • You can operate the motion sensor hands-free and so you can be anywhere and still be alerted regarding any movement.

Now, you could either have the 50 watt LED flood light with in-built motion detector or if it’s not in-built, you could go for an external motion detector. If it’s an external motion sensor, you certainly have the headache of installing it and that you may also need to find a good match for your 50 watt LED flood light fixture in terms of size, shape and style. And, you may also find it a bit expensive. But, the external sensor for sure comes with an advantage that you can connect multiple LED flood light lamps to one sensor.

What are the main types of motion sensors that could be paired with 50 watt LED flood light?

The PIR motion sensor

This kind of Passive Infrared motion sensor are the most preferred ones and they work by creating a protective grid in its surrounding. It can detect heat and movement both. The sensors are tripped when an object blocks too many grid zones.

The Microwave motion sensor

Whenever an object moves past the area that 50 watt LED flood light may illuminate, these sensors catch the reflection of that object by sending out a microwave signal. Though this sensor covers a much larger area than the PIR sensor, but it may get hurt if there is any kind of electrical interference.

The area reflective type motion sensor

This type of sensor will detect movement by emitting rays from an LED and by making use of those rays will determine the distance from the person or object to itself.

The Dual technology motion sensor

This type of motion sensor has been created mostly to avoid any false alarm and that has been made possible by combining both PIR sensor and a microwave sensor. In order for the alarm to be triggered, both will need to be tripped.

A vibration sensor

This sensor can detect vibration and it does so by activating a mass on the lever through a switch. This is no so widely used.

The ultrasonic sensor

This sensor works much in the same way as microwave sensor. It send out ultrasonic wave signals by measuring the reflection from a moving object.

The conclusion

After having gone through all the motion sensors, it’s likely that you would either go for a microwave sensor or a PIR sensor or a dual technology motion sensor that could give you the benefit of both. However, some people do opt for timers in place of motion sensors which is okay if you don’t feel the need for additional safety and security in your area. But, to be better served and to be on a safer side, why not combine your 50 watt LED flood light with a motion sensor?

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