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  • My country for a Z-wave equivalent of an X-10 PR511!

    I've been a looooong time user of X-10 (since the early 80s!) and now well into Z-wave devices.
    But I still haven't been able to find a decent replacement for the old PR511 outdoor motion detector/floodlight combination.

    While I could replace it with a regular floodlight on a Z-wave switch and install a (sheltered) indoor Z-wave motion detector and tie them via HS events, it's not ideal *and* the combined cost of the 3 components becomes a constraint, especially when several locations are involved.

    Does anyone know of a comparable Z-wave product to replace the X-10 PR511?

  • #2
    If you don't mind used with a warranty there is this on ebay.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/X10-FLOODLI...ox!80123!US!-1

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    • #3
      Thanks for the suggestion but sorry, guess I wasn't clear enough.
      Not looking for another X-10 unit, but rather, a Z-wave equivalent type of device.
      The X-10 signals are just far too unreliable (and one-way) for me know that I've experienced the reliability and enhanced usability of Z-wave devices.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Otto-mation View Post
        Thanks for the suggestion but sorry, guess I wasn't clear enough.
        Not looking for another X-10 unit, but rather, a Z-wave equivalent type of device.
        The X-10 signals are just far too unreliable (and one-way) for me know that I've experienced the reliability and enhanced usability of Z-wave devices.
        Understood, I have used a regular outdoor motion sensor with a z-wave relay inside the fixture with one of the bulbs below for motion.

        https://www.amazon.com/Smartsense-Se...led+smart+bulb

        https://www.amazon.com/Smartsense-Se..._&dpSrc=detail

        You might be able to use this dry contact relay to control power to it. USA top, Canada bottom

        https://www.zwaveproducts.com/shop/c...contact-module

        https://www.aartech.ca/zfm-80-remote...ay-module.html
        Last edited by cowinger; March 22nd, 2018, 11:02 AM.

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        • #5
          I do not understand why nobody's ever made a Z-wave equivalent either. The fact that both this and a single gang Z-wave fan/light controller do not exist baffles me.
          John
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          • #6
            Originally posted by jrfuda View Post
            I do not understand why nobody's ever made a Z-wave equivalent either. The fact that both this and a single gang Z-wave fan/light controller do not exist baffles me.
            Well I did come across this one. Looks like someone has done it!

            https://www.007systems.com/defiant-o...od-lights.html

            Don't forget to look at the other 3 they have!

            https://www.007systems.com/z-wave-ou...od-lights.html

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            • #7
              Thanks for the suggestion - will investigate

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cowinger View Post
                Well I did come across this one. Looks like someone has done it!

                https://www.007systems.com/defiant-o...od-lights.html

                Don't forget to look at the other 3 they have!

                https://www.007systems.com/z-wave-ou...od-lights.html
                Wow! That's exactly what I was looking for!
                I will have to order one and give it a try.
                Hugely appreciated!
                Thanks for sharing.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Otto-mation View Post
                  Wow! That's exactly what I was looking for!
                  I will have to order one and give it a try.
                  Hugely appreciated!
                  Thanks for sharing.
                  Your welcome. Let us know how it works.

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                  • #10
                    I will have to order one and give it a try.
                    When you get it setup let us know how it works.

                    I built my own with a set of lights and motion sensor and a separate Qubino micro switch buried in the wire box. It worked fine for almost a year.

                    Now, if the unit is on from being turned on manually, it shuts off when the motion sensor senses motion. Not good. I'm not saying yours will do this, I have to reset mine, but have to wait until the snow melts. Again.

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                    • #11
                      Crappers.
                      I went to place the order but they don't ship to Canada
                      Where's that "crying" emoticon?

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