Elkay 2 Wire Master PIR Activated Timer
Don't forget the light
This thing has a mind of its own but once fitted, battery switched on and time period set it works brilliantly. You have to believe in it and it has to get to know you and to like you.
Or perhaps read the instructions carefully - they warn of waits and false starts during fitting.
But it's great to have a utility room light that comes on when you walk in, stays on while you're there and goes out 2' after you leave.
16 Jun 2015
Instructions insist on making sure live in and live out are correct. I made sure this was the case. Tested and lights state on and on. Tried many variations of setting. Finally IR red light stopped.
Hand book states manual override switch available-It is invisible as it is not obvious where or how to set it manually, or even where or what is the manual switch. No diagram for this.
Returned it within 2 hours. Manufactorers website was down and support phones were out.
8 Oct 2014
Very expensive,couldn't get it to work properly and the instructions were incomplete. Avoid at all costs.
21 Nov 2013
Works well, awkward to fit
Bought one of these to prevent office toilet lights being left on when not in use. It looks great, was eventually quick and easy to fit and works well.
Issues to be aware of:
1) Before fitting, be very careful taking off the cover plate, as the clips are very tight and easily damaged.
2) When instructions say 'press and hold the button', be aware that the button is the PIR sensor, and is quite fragile. The guy in technical support said it needed a very firm push until it clicked, but not to push directly on the PIR dome. I pressed as hard as I dared, and not wishing to damage it I took it back to Screwfix, where they tried and damaged the dome on two units. They got another one in and found that by pressing the dome very firmly but carefully with the palm of the hand the microswitch would click. Because of this i daren't tell office staff to use the button for over-ride.
3) When used in an area with some ambient light, the lux level adjuster needs to be set fully in the + (anticlockwise) direction, otherwise the PIR will probably not trigger.
20 Aug 2013