Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

1662 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 186


Topic # 85698 23-Jun-2011 17:34
Send private message


I have a lovely cedar T&G soffit under my entry canopy and have some low-level path lighting to guide a visitor to my front door. I need a sensor to pick up movement on that pathway and fire up the lighting. However I don't want to stick a big, ugly, standard, PIR sensor on my nice cedar!

Does anyone know of any small/discrete PIR sensors that can be flush mounted or have a small housing? I just want something that doesn't stick out like a big pimple on the timber finish!

I found this from PDL - - which is about as good as I can find. I would prefer something black and a bit smaller than this if possible.

Anyone got any tips or suggestions?


Create new topic
258 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Technical Solutions Aust

  Reply # 485321 24-Jun-2011 10:05
Send private message

The one on the right is a flush 360 and depending on whether it would be under a decent overhang it could be used outside

Failing that, the trinity sensors are EXCELLENT ... without a doubt the most reliable on the market.... and they come in black

1662 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 186


  Reply # 485532 24-Jun-2011 15:42
Send private message

Cheers Evil - not sure I am a big fan of the 'scanning red LEDs' since this is purely a light sensor, rather than for an alarm. Don't want it to look like I have stuck KIT's little cousin up on my wall!

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08

Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03

Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27

Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13

Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00

Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12

Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52 to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34

Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07

All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21

Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54

Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15

IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12

New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17

Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.