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 Post subject: Downlighter for porch
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Have a bit of a dark spot in the front porch. Outside light doesnt help much as the door is recessed in about 2ft, casts a bit of a shaddow and makes it very difficult to see the lock...

Above the porch is t&g boarding...i'm thinking about putting a small led downlighter in there.
Can i fit an IP65 rated downlighter in there? Its pretty sheltered position.
Control wise, is there such a thing as a mini PIR that can be positioned in the corner pointing down, so it only gets triggered when you come onto the front step rather than every time someone passes by....

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Yes you can, and you may like This

Another idea (if its your "thing") is to buy a few white LEDs (and may be a bridge rectifier) mount them in the ceiling and feed them from say the door bell transformer or any other supply that is available. You leave them on 24/7 as they use so little current, and a PIR costs a lot more.

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I like the idea of having it running from the bell transformer... probably only needs to be a very small wattage. I'll have a look and see what the voltage is on that. About 12v I'm guessing. That PIR is a bit chunky for the location.

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You can buy flush mounted PIRs.



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