Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  1
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Best switch or dimmer for motion lights

  1. #1

    Best switch or dimmer for motion lights

    What has been successfully used to control a typical outdoor motion sensor light (2 floods)? I have one on my patio and yesterday I attempted to install a RRD-6CL. I was not able to any light whatsoever.


  2. Likes ekimla liked this post
  3. #2
    a 6CL is a dimmer. motion lights are typically for security. you would want them at full brightness. so a switch (no dimmer) would be ideal. try using a RRD-8ANS

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    The 6CL does not have a neutral, so the dimmer turns off when the photocell breaks the circuit. Trax is correct with the neutral wire switch. It will remain "on" even if the PC turns the light off. If you still want to dim, use a neutral wire dimmer such as 10ND or 6NA.
    Simple automation when DIY isn't working

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-12-2017, 10:43 AM
  2. Maestro C.L Dimmer wired with a standard 3 way switch.
    By Blair S. in forum Troubleshooting - Controls
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-08-2017, 12:19 PM
  3. Disable Motion Sensor using a button
    By vwerke in forum Programming - Legacy HW
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-14-2016, 11:31 PM
  4. Motion sensor Overide
    By mdfeather in forum Programming - RA2
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-17-2013, 08:37 AM
  5. Aurora - Adding a replacement dimmer/switch
    By Blair S. in forum Programming - Controls
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-29-2013, 08:38 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts