The Cost Effective First Alert PIR720RN Motion Sensing Light Socket

Picture of motion sensing light socket.

Last Updated on October 20, 2020 by Cassie Lyons

This motion sensor device clearly looks to be an inexpensive and easy-to-install option for homeowners looking for a hands-free light fixture. The concept behind the product is that it will quickly and easily transform an ordinary light socket into a motion sensing device. A great option for basements, old attics, large closets, garages and other locations where a light switch might be hard to reach. The sensor offers a complete 360-degree line of sight and will detect a person or animal up to twelve feet with about an eight foot install height. The sensor does not have a photocell, so with any movement the light will turn on.

The best place to install the First Alert PIR720RN Motion Sensing Light Socket would be low light conditions and not near any windows with direct light coming through. Currently, the product does not work with the new compact fluorescent lights (low energy bulb) and the bulb that it is installed with should be a 25 watt minimum.

The Positives
Easily transforms an ordinary light socket into a motion-sensing socket. Will detect a person approaching within twelve feet. Senses movement in all directions. Installs easily into an existing light socket. Ideal for laundry rooms, basements, walk-in closets, and garages.

The Negatives
A few have complained about the circuit parts being cheap and that the timer sometimes does no shut off the light correctly.

So What’s The Scoop?
Having the First Alert Motion Sensing Light Socketaround the home can be a effective and cheap upgrade to your home. Plus, it is always nice to know that the lights will shut off on their own and the you don’t have rely on the kids to remember to shut them off!

First Alert Motion Sensing Light Socket.
Motion Sensor Light Bulb.

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  1. Product Scoop says:

    Please share with us any of your questions or comments concerning this First Alert Motion Sensing Light Socket review! Here’s the manufacturer link for the First Alert PIR720RN Motion Sensing Light Socket.

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