If you no longer want to manually switch lighting on and off, then purchasing sensors for your LED lighting is the perfect solution. Do you not yet know exactly whether an LED lighting sensor matches what you are looking for? In this article, we explain exactly what LED lighting sensors are used for and what different sensors there are.
What are LED sensors used for?
Whether you want to enjoy the safe feeling of automatic lighting at the back door when you arrive home in the evening or want to go to the bathroom without having to manually switch on the lighting: LED lighting sensors can offer a solution in both situations. LED lighting sensors are used for automatically switching LED lighting on and off. Not only does the use of such sensors ensure that the lighting never has to be on longer than necessary and you can also save energy directly with it. It also ensures that you never have to doubt whether you have turned the lights off or not.
Different types of LED lighting sensors
Over the years, more and more different types of LED lighting sensors have entered the market. When you want to buy sensors for LED lighting, you usually have a choice of twilight sensors, HF sensors, and PIR motion sensors.
Dusk sensors led twilight sensor
Do you want your outdoor lamp to turn on automatically when it gets dark outside? By using a twilight sensor you can ensure that the LED lighting is automatically switched on and off when it gets dark. The twilight sensors namely measure the light intensity and determine on the basis of a preset value whether the lighting should be switched on or off. Twilight sensors have the advantage that the lighting is only switched on when you actually want to use it.
Where a time switch ensures that the lighting will always switch on at specific times, twilight sensors ensure that the lighting is only switched on when it is dark enough. During the dark winter period, the twilight sensor ensures that the LED lighting is switched on at the end of the afternoon and during the lighter summer period, the twilight sensor ensures that the lighting is switched on at the end of the evening. Because of the use of twilight ears, you never have to come home in the dark.
PIR motion sensor
Do you notice that in bed in the evenings you often doubt whether you have turned off all the lights? Are you looking for an LED lighting sensor that automatically switches the lighting on and off based on detected movements? Then there is a good chance that a PIR motion sensor meets your expectations.
A PIR (Passive Infrared) motion sensor determines on the basis of movements up to, for example, 6 meters from the sensor whether it is necessary to switch on the lighting. After the sensor no longer detects movement after a while. The LED lighting will be switched off automatically LED PIR sensor. When purchasing a PIR motion sensor, it is important to pay attention to the detection distance. For a smaller space such as a bathroom or toilet. A shorter detection position of up to 3 meters is sufficient. While for example a kitchen a detection distance of up to 6 meters is often required.
HF motion sensor
Are you planning to install an LED lighting motion sensor in a full room? Then it may be wise to purchase an RF motion sensor instead of a PIR motion sensor. An HF (High Frequency) sensor also detects movements through glass, furniture and even thin doors and walls. For spaces where it is often dustier, such as a garage. This motion sensor generally performs a lot better than a standard PIR motion sensor.
HF sensor will also function
HF sensor will also function when dust particles are on the lens. In addition, an HF sensor generally detects movements faster. And more accurately with respect to a PIR motion sensor. Which may also be a reason to opt for an HF motion sensor.