LED Light Strip with Motion Sensor £5.99 at Lidl from 18/3
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LED Light Strip with Motion Sensor £5.99 at Lidl from 18/3

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Found 11th Mar 2013
Looks like a decent price for a clever idea.

- Infrared motion sensor with 8cm range and automatic switch off after 30 seconds
- 6 bright, long-life LEDs
- With manual on/off button
- Batteries and wall-mounting materials included
- Length approx. (cm): 22.5
- 3 year manufacturer’s warranty

51 Comments

Great idea! But MUST SAVE MONEY!

8cm range ... that's like what ... 3". You might as well touch a switch on it. X)

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buybuybuy

8cm range ... that's like what ... 3". You might as well touch a switch … 8cm range ... that's like what ... 3". You might as well touch a switch on it. X)



Or fix it by the door.

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"We usually ride the camel to go to a brothel."

Great for exposing when pervs are hiding in your wardrobe.
(cold from me for obvious reasons)

So when you open your wardrobe the light comes on?

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lisajohnsonxxx

So when you open your wardrobe the light comes on?


Yes, that sounds like the smart way to use the motion sensor.

CherryPickrr

Yes, that sounds like the smart way to use the motion sensor.


No need to get sarcastic there really are some prats on here

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lisajohnsonxxx

No need to get sarcastic there really are some prats on here


Didn't realise it sounded sarcastic. Sorry.

lisajohnsonxxx

No need to get sarcastic there really are some prats on here


The way I read it, I thought he was confirming (as a good idea) your notion that the actual opening of the door would indeed trigger the sensor if it was placed beside the door.
Edited by: "anglo" 12th Mar 2013

didn't sound sarcastic to me

8cm range! That is crap. Also goes off after 30 seconds, my misses takes 30 minutes to decide what to wear.

Goes off if no motion detected for 30 seconds I would imagine

Yes, but its only 8cm range, so you'll always be waving at it. Might aswell buy a switched light.

Voted hot.
Alternative option (~£5)
- Passive IR infrared motion sensor built-in
- 2 mode available: stay Light up; IR infrared motion activated
- Sensor range: about 3 meters
- Light turns on for about 50 seconds upon motion detection, lights up continuously when continuous motion (e.g. walking) is detected
- 8 white ultra bright LED emitters
- Powered by 2*AA batteries (not included)

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I have these and the range is more like 4 metres..They are excellent,,i have one in the bathroom for middle of the night use, with out using the pull switch that clicks loudly

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sprite127594

8cm range! That is crap. Also goes off after 30 seconds, my misses takes … 8cm range! That is crap. Also goes off after 30 seconds, my misses takes 30 minutes to decide what to wear.

Like earlier comments, you can fix it by the door. As you open it it triggers the motion sensor to switch on the LEDs. After closing the doors, with no further motion detected, it is switched off after 30 secs. That's my guess of likely scenario.

No sarcasm intended - it is my guess as I have not used it yet.

This would be great for the toilet! Is there a minimum size it can detect?;)

Heat OP

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anglo

The way I read it, I thought he was confirming (as a good idea) your … The way I read it, I thought he was confirming (as a good idea) your notion that the actual opening of the door would indeed trigger the sensor if it was placed beside the door.

Someone's a bit touchy

Thanks, just what I was after for a cubby hole and has added bonus of motion sensor.

Banned

Voted cold, last one I had lasted a week.

dilt

Voted cold, last one I had lasted a week.


Did Lidl exchange it OK?

the range is more like 3 metres plus on these, we have the exact ones in our kitchen and as soon as you walk in they trigger ( only when it's dark enough so no wasting electric) we have them under our cupboards so it lights up our worktops, I rarely use our "big light" great buy

LEDs don't give off a very natural light.

This could potential lead to a fashion disaster, if say you confuse your cerulean blue with your cerulean frost sweater.

I wonder if the range is a misprint.
80cms would be fairly useful, but 8cm is just useless for general use. As sprite127594 said, you'd be waving at it every thirty seconds.

EDIT:

Just seen the comment from MrsSmith2012. Looks like it must be a misprint on the range. I might get one for the bathroom.
Edited by: "inathome" 12th Mar 2013

There was something similar (in use) at Poundland. Don't think it was LED lights but basically you place it on the inside of the wardrobe next to the edge of the door. There must be a pressure switch with it that triggers the light so I think time delay won't be a problem.

dilt

Voted cold, last one I had lasted a week.



You in Liverpool by any chance

loofer

There was something similar (in use) at Poundland. Don't think it was LED … There was something similar (in use) at Poundland. Don't think it was LED lights but basically you place it on the inside of the wardrobe next to the edge of the door. There must be a pressure switch with it that triggers the light so I think time delay won't be a problem.



So apart from not being LED, and not having a motion sensor, it was very similar?

There are many of these available - search Amazon for "LED motion sensor" to see a few. In my opinion, the "Mr Beams" ones are the best, but they're more expensive then this (and perhaps not shaped as well for a wardrobe). You can get a pack of 3 for £24.50, which isn't much more.

end_of_line

LEDs don't give off a very natural light.This could potential lead to a … LEDs don't give off a very natural light.This could potential lead to a fashion disaster, if say you confuse your cerulean blue with your cerulean frost sweater.



Ironically that's not actually the case, the 'cold white' light produced by the lower end LEDs is actually very close to natural daylight, filament bulbs are a lot warmer than natural light. It's just most people have become accustomed to the warm filament lamp colour. In reality it's now possible to get LEDs in pretty much any colour temp, though cheap ones and the brightest ones are always likely to trend towards the cool white 5500+ K colour.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_temperature

mike

mepovre

I have these and the range is more like 4 metres..They are excellent,,i … I have these and the range is more like 4 metres..They are excellent,,i have one in the bathroom for middle of the night use, with out using the pull switch that clicks loudly



Middle of the night use? Shame Oscar Pistorious didnt have the same idea (_;)

sprite127594

Yes, but its only 8cm range, so you'll always be waving at it. Might … Yes, but its only 8cm range, so you'll always be waving at it. Might aswell buy a switched light.


Yes and if you wave at it,you may encourage anyone actually hiding in the wardrobe?

Might get one for ds loo as I always forget to turn the light off.

Does anyone know what batteries it takes and how many, thanks?

mbuckhurst

Ironically that's not actually the case, the 'cold white' light produced … Ironically that's not actually the case, the 'cold white' light produced by the lower end LEDs is actually very close to natural daylight, filament bulbs are a lot warmer than natural light. It's just most people have become accustomed to the warm filament lamp colour. In reality it's now possible to get LEDs in pretty much any colour temp, though cheap ones and the brightest ones are always likely to trend towards the cool white 5500+ K colour.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_temperaturemike



Wow! I consider myself well and truly schooled!

Thanks Mike.

mbuckhurst

Ironically that's not actually the case, the 'cold white' light produced … Ironically that's not actually the case, the 'cold white' light produced by the lower end LEDs is actually very close to natural daylight, filament bulbs are a lot warmer than natural light. It's just most people have become accustomed to the warm filament lamp colour. In reality it's now possible to get LEDs in pretty much any colour temp, though cheap ones and the brightest ones are always likely to trend towards the cool white 5500+ K colour.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_temperaturemike


Beam me up Mr Spock X)

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Flogger

Did Lidl exchange it OK?



Nah, one assistant, one till open, queue backed up to the middle of the shop so I binned it instead. Won't be going back.

tasteofwales

didn't sound sarcastic to me



Neither does this.

sprite127594

8cm range! That is crap. Also goes off after 30 seconds, my misses takes … 8cm range! That is crap. Also goes off after 30 seconds, my misses takes 30 minutes to decide what to wear.



Yeah she spends ages in front of that mirror it must drive you mad

8 Cms is not got enough. Cold from me....

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be_sure

8 Cms is not got enough. Cold from me....

You are supposed to fix it by the door as in the picture. As the door is opened it will trigger the motion detector and switch on the LEDs and stay on as long as there is movement for 30 secs.

Good for the car, if you don't have a boot light!

Considering it is LED 'strip', it looks too bulky to be called a strip. Voted hot only for the price...
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