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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:06 pm 
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You still need a time switch.

If that is the only reason the timer is required have you considered adding a PIR? It will switch the lights on as any one approaches.

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The is a diagram of how I wired the lighting for my driveway. (power in at the top, lights connected out at the bottom)
The single switch to the left of the right hand picture controls the internal garage lights.

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(bigger images are on the 'electrics' page of my website www.myhouseproject.me.uk)

The clock is setup to switch on at 15:00, when it will then wait for the dusk sensor to say it is dark enough, at which point the lights will come on.
Once the time clock gets to 23:55 it shuts the lights off so they are not on all night.
The right hand switch of the double can be used to disconnect the timer and sensor system from the lights and isolate them so that they will not come on. (probably don't really need this to be honest, could just switch the timer off)
The left hand switch overrides the timer and sensor and switches the lights on regardless.
Whichever method is used to switch the lights on they are always controlled by the dimmer to set their illumination level. (you may not need this, it was something I wanted though)

If you swap the dusk sensor and timer over you could add a standalone PIR between the dusk sensor and the right hand switch to provide that functionality outside of the programmed times, but only when it is dark.

This system should cover all your requirements.


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These switched Imagewill do the timing, much depends on how far away entrance is from the road if reasonable distance then a PIR on the lamp may be a better option and just a switch FCU in house to isolate.


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