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Picture of Motion Detector Lamp

I built this simple lamp for my old mom. It is intended to be placed under the bed and to light up when getting up, a simple way to get light immediately reducing the risks of falling while moving in the dark.

Nothing fancy, I just found a led lamp and a motion detector both in spot format for a look alike appearance.

Step 1: Conception

Picture of Conception

I used to design the box itself. I made a mistake and chose a a box with a flexible hinge, the rounded box woud be better.

The spot was chosen to be unpowerfull to avoid to dazzle during the night. I bought this spot :

For the motion detector, it was harder to find. I bought it there :

The only difficulty was to build a closing door at the back. It's not perfect. A pair of cable ties should be enough and way simpler.

Lee Wilkerson5 months ago
Luk--- (author)  Lee Wilkerson5 months ago
Any seller on the web has motion detector, you could find motion detector in any hardware store near your house. The spot format is quite rare though (there are none on the page you linked).
2009psujoe7 months ago
You refer to your mother as, " my old mom?" How sweet.
jessyratfink7 months ago
A hotel I stayed in once had lighting built into the bedframe, but it was a little wonky - you never knew if it would come on or not! This seems like a much nicer solution. :)
Build_it_Bob7 months ago
I am sure your Mom finds this very handy, and she likely smiles and thinks of you every time that she uses it too! Thank you for sharing your creation.
gonsena7 months ago
Nice job!!
Can you show how to make the connection from one to the other, and to the 220V? did it took just a domino or aditional things
Matlek7 months ago
A motion detector lamp under the bed is quite a good idea! Nice work!