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Pressure Sensor Lighting

This web page explains:

  • What pressure sensor lighting is.
  • Where to install pressure sensor lighting.


What Is Pressure Sensor Lighting?

Pressure sensor lighting is lighting that turns on when someone, or something, steps on a sensor detects movement. The pressure sensor turns the lights on.


Pressure sensor light circuit


Where To Install Pressure Sensor Lighting?

To answer the question ‘where shall I install pressure sensor lighting’ you must first ask what you expect to achieve with the lighting.


Answer the questions below before deciding where to install pressure sensor lighting.


  • Do you need pressure sensor lighting?
    • Will motion sensor lighting be OK?
    • What specific reasons do you need pressure sensor lighting for?
    • Why pressure sensor lighting?

If part of outside security lighting:

  • Is the lighting to deter burglars or provide light for a friend?
    • Where will burglars walk?
    • Where will friends walk?
  • Where do you want to detect movement?
    • On a path at the front of the building?
    • In a dark area at the rear of a building?
  • Where do you want to light?
    • A path? A driveway?
    • The front of the building? The rear of the building.
  • Is the lighting to reduce the fear of crime?
    • Should the lighting light an entrance area or busy walkway?

If part of inside security lighting:

  • Where will people walk?
    • Where will burglars walk?
    • Where will security staff walk?
  • Do you want to startle (surprise) a burglar?
    • Will you shine the lights directly at the pressure sensor, therefore at the burglar?
  • Do you want to light a whole area?
    • Place a sensor at the entrance and use the light, or lights, to light the whole area.

Domestic lighting


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