My Outdoor LED Flood Light Control - Football Field Quality Lighting Control for the Home.
Parts: HE C7
1 - Outdoor dual channel Z-Wave receptable/outlet (can be Zigbee) Check on power/switch
1 or 2 Outdoor waterproof IP65/66 LED Flood Lights (main LED flood and smaller porch LED flood)
x - Outdoor Z-Wave PIR Motion Sensor(s) per application. (Can be Zigbee)
1 - Seco-Larm Retro-Reflective Photo Beam Sensor. (Modified for this application)
x - Weather proof outdoor extension cord protector(s) per application.
x - Outdoor extension cords.
x - Required GFI outlet (already installed in home or inline)
When someone (between sundown/sunrise) walks near my house, on the sidewalk,
the modified Retro-Reflective (IR) Photo Beam Sensor, with the reflector mounted on a tree,
will trigger and the main LED, football field, floodlight will turn on for 2 minutes then off.
When someone (between sundown/sunrise) walks near or closer to my house, another PIR
remote will trigger and the main LED, football field, floodlight will turn on for 2 minutes then
When someone (between sundown/sunrise) walks on my porch, another PIR remote will
trigger and the smaller, lower wattage LED, porch floodlight will turn on for 2 minutes then off.
All PIR zone triggering and lighting ON/OFF control is indicated on my special HE LED
Christmas Tree Annunciator R1 for easy and quick alert indication. Low sound buzzers will alert
1. Make sure you purchase "IP65/66" rated outdoor LED Flood lights.
Weatherproof, extension cord protectors can be purchased from any big box store.
2. Quality LED, outdoor, IP65/66floodlights can be purchased from Amazon and even Walmart.
The cost on these flood have dropped dramatically over the years. (I used a 150W for the main
LED flood) No more #$%@& Halogen light bulbs to replace and these LED floods will last for
3. For outside extension cord wiring - a GFI "Ground Fault Interrupter" is required for safety
PERIOD. Of course, you can hire an electrical contractor to hard wire your floods - check with
your bank for funds.
4. Careful and proper current/wattage calculations is needed to prevent overloading the
outdoor outlet/switch and GFI. Again, for safety, the HE controlled outdoor/switch outlet
has to be plugged into the GFI!
5. For outdoor flood light "energy" safety two methods were used together. HE software "rules"
with delays and the two outlet/switch hardware timers built-in to the Z-Wave outdoor
outlet/switches for automatic shutoff. My flood light control turns on for 2 minutes and
shuts off. (no exceptions and delays)
For additional software energy safety "sunrise' will cut the juice to the floods along with
additional software timer routines. There will be no waste of lighting energy using HE.
6. Hubitat HE makes it so convenient by using rules and sunset/sunrise times to control or
activate the two flood lights.
Outdoor lighting control special "sequencing" can be easily performed for each of the PIR
Due to "my" home security NO project pictures will be shown.
END OF PROJECT.
Hope this project and application will inspire others in HE outdoor lighting/security control.