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RF Remote Control Motion-Sensing Spotlight, retail $59.99 (www.mrbeams.com...)
Manufactured by Mr. Beams™ (www.mrbeams.com)
Last updated 12-13-11

The RF Remote Control Motion-Sensing Spotlight is...what else...a motion-sensing spotlight.
It comes in an all-plastic body (made from shatterproof, UV-resistant ABS), uses a high-powered white LED at the bottom of a mirror-smooth reflector, and it uses three D cells to power that LED with.

This product senses motion, and turns itself on and off automatically as needed.
You may also turn this spotlight on & off at will with the included remote control switch; this totally eliminates the need to run in front of it, throw something large in front of it, or otherwise trigger its motion sensor to get it to turn on when you really need it on. Note that this switch only functions when it is sufficiently dark to trigger the motion detector; it will not work in daylight.

What makes this different from other LED spotlights are five (5) significant things:
  1. The beam is very smooth & wide because of how the LED is positioned with regards to the reflector.
  2. It senses motion, so it only comes on when motion is detected, and turns itself off shortly thereafter.
  3. It only "triggers" at night; a photoelectric switch keeps it off during daylight hours.
  4. It has a remote control "on/off" switch that can switch the unit on and off at will even when motion is not detected.
  5. It is fully self-contained and battery operated.


Feed the RF Remote Control Motion-Sensing Spotlight three D cells first, and then you can take out the garbage in the dark or park the car in your driveway at night with your headlights off.

If the wall you intend to affix the RF Remote Control Motion-Sensing Spotlight to is wood, start by drilling "pilot" holes with a 1/8" drill bit, positioned exactly 2.125" (2 1/8" or 5.40cm) apart. Drive the included screws into these holes with a medium phillips screwdriver or a drill equipped with a medium phillips bit, and screw them in until the bottoms of their heads protrude from the wall 1/8th of an inch - this is to allow the keyhole openings on the base of the unit to function properly.

If the wall is made from drywall (gypsum board), drill the "pilot" holes with a 3/16" drill bit first, insert the included drywall anchors into the holes, then proceed as shown above.

Hang the unit by gently pressing the base of the unit onto the screw heads, orienting it so that the screw heads go into the holes on the RF Remote Control Motion-Sensing Spotlight's base plate, and lower it approximately 1/5th of an inch until it stops. It is best to orient the spotlight so that the motion sensor is at the top and the light itself is at the bottom.

If you wish to have a more permanent installation, unscrew the lowermost thumbscrew until the base can be seperated from the rest of the light (while the unit is mounted to the wall), drive that third screw (the longer one of the three) through the hole in the center of the base, place the bulk of the light back over the base, and tighten that thumbscrew.

If you wish to stake this light into the ground, loosen the thumbscrew on the product's base until the base slips off. Place the base where it will not become broken or lost.

Insert the stem of the light (the part exposed by removing the base) into the top of the stake.

Plunge the stake into the ground, and use the remaining thumbscrew to adjust the light's aim in the Y-axis (vertically).

Yes, it really is as easy as that.

Although the remote control & spotlight are already set as a matched pair at the factory, if you have more than one spotlight and wish them to operate independently of one another (with regards to the remote on/off switch), please follow these instructions:
  • Remove the "guts" of the unit as you might for a battery change (see below).
  • Use a coin to remove the battery hatch on the back of the remote on/off switch.
  • Look inside the light's body for a little red rectangular box with four small white levers on it.
  • Using the tip of a ballpoint pen only, move these levers up or down -- insofar as they are in a different configuration than in other spotlight(s) in your custody.
  • Use the ballpoint pen to move the same levers you see in the remote on/off switch -- move them so they are the same as the ones in your spotlight.
  • With your spotlight in near-total darkness, test the remote and see if it switches the spotlight on & off (you may need to put the battery hatch back on first).
  • Finally, reassemble them both.

Video from HandBooks Live showing you how the Mr. Beams™ Remote Control Motion-Sensing Spotlight is set up, installed, and used -- it even shows you how to easily make a new mounting template if yours becomes lost or is disposed of in the dustbin (garbage can) or by accidental flushing.

There are no switches to fuss with or forget (see below for an improvement here -- you can now activate & deactivate the product by remote!); once batteries are loaded, operation of the RF Remote Control Motion-Sensing Spotlight is ***TOTALLY*** automatic.
To borrow a phrase from a popular infomercial, you just "set it and forget it" - it's easier than that though, as you don't have to actually "SET" anything. It "arms" itself when it becomes dark, comes on when motion is detected (and stays on for 30 or 600 seconds (ten minutes); please see below), then automatically turns itself off. And when it starts to get light, the unit will automatically not "trigger" when motion is detected.

This light also has two intensity settings; set by a small switch inside the unit - again, please see below for how this works.

Once the spotlight is mounted, you can adjust where its beam is directed (aimed) by loosening the thumbscrews, adjusting the illuminator head's position to where you want, and tightening the thumbscrews. Tighten these screws finger-tight only; please do not overtighten them - and for Pete sakes, please do not use a crescent wrench or other tools on the thumbscrews.

The base is adjustable in just six increments (in the X-axis); you'll want to position the two outside mounting screw holes accordingly so that the illuminator head faces exactly where you want it. However, the illuminator head adjustment assembly (adjusts the illuminator head in the Y-axis) has a finer detent (at least eight increments), so it can be positioned with greater accuracy.

Once it is dark enough in the spotlight's installation area for it to detect motion and thus turn on & off, you may use the included remote control to activate & deactivate the product at will. Pressing the button labelled "ON" turns the spotlight on; pressing the button labelled "OFF" does what else...turns the spotlight off. This is handy for lighting the driveway while changing the garbage, cleaning up after Fido, or other nocturnal (at night) activities.

The remote control also comes with a mounting bracket, two screws, two drywall anchors, and a square of double-sided tape (when a less permanent mounting location is desired). This allows you to mount the bracket in any handy location -- such as near light switches controlling outdoor lights, etc.

To change the batteries, remove the light from its mounting location first by unscrewing the larger of the two thumbscrews (the one holding the light body to its base) and carry the light down the ladder if you used a ladder to reach the light in the first place.

Turn the bezel (the very front end of the illuminator head) approximately 1/30th of a turn counterclockwise (as though loosening it) until it stops, then pull the "guts" straight out of the outer shell (it will be heavier than you might expect; please excersize caution when doing this when the light is mounted high up).

On the test unit, the bezel is extremely difficult to turn -- I attribute this as a fluke however, and will not derate the product as a result.

Press that tab you see until it clicks and the battery lid pops off. Gently place the lid in the driveway, and kick it into the garden so the hungry, hungry praying mantids will think it's something yummy for their insect tummies and subsequently strike at it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the three used D cells out of the light and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert three new D cells into the light's body, orienting two of them so that their flat ends (-) negatives face the springs for them in the compartments, and place the third D cell in the remaining compartment so that it's button-end (+) positive goes down.

Place the lid back on, fitting the two tits on it into the two openings for them at the upper edge of the open end of the light's body, and swing it down until it snaps closed.

Place the light's body back into the shell, orienting it so that the arrow symbol on it aligns with the arrow symbol on the shell, and (while pushing in on it gently but firmly) turn it clockwise (as though tightening it) approximately 1/30th of a turn until it stops and the "lock" symbol on the illuminator head is aligned with the arrow on the shell - the illuminator assembly and shell should now be securely joined. Press & turn clockwise a bit more vigorously to get it to turn that last little bit if necessary.

Carry it back up the ladder (again, if you used a ladder to reach the light in the first place), reinsert it into the base, and tighten that thumbscrew.

This procedure is signicantly easier to actually do than it sounds by reading about it.

Aren't you glad you didn't kick that battery lid into the garden with all those hungry, hungry praying mantids now?

Here is what a praying mantis looks like.
I found this guy on the morning of 09-08-06 clinging to the basket of my scooter.

The RF Remote Control Motion Sensing Spotlight was meant to be hung up somewhere and not {vulgar term for having had intercourse} with, not a flashlight meant to be thrashed, trashed, bashed, and abused. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the {vulgar term for caca}bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of a front porch, use a large claw hammer to bash it open in order to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central aka. Party Central), a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or a pack-of-cards-sized instrument that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that a flashlight may have inflicted upon it.

So this section of the RF Remote Control Motion Sensing Spotlight's web page may appear just a bit more bare than this section of the web page on a web page about a flashlight that was born to be a flashlight and nothing but a flashlight.

It does appear to be at least reasonably durable; you'd really have to open up a can of Whoop Ass on it to cause any significant damage to it. Dropping it, fully loaded (with batteries) from the top of a ladder might do the trick though.
This is due in great majority to the mass & weight of those D cells though, and does not indicate any fault with the light whatsoever.

The RF Remote Control Motion-Sensing Spotlight is weather-resistant to the degree that it can be used outdoors. A milky-colored (translucent whitish-grey) O-ring is visible on the inner edge of the bezel; this should mate with the outer shell when the product is assembled properly to help ensure that this is the case.

The intensity switch allows you to set the light output from maximum to a little dimmer (~171Kmcd and ~96Kmcd) - the dimmer setting is advertised in the instructional materials as being there to extend battery life.
The "on time" switch allows you to select an "on time" (the duration of time the light stays on after it last detects motion) of 30 seconds (half a minute) or 600 seconds (ten minutes).

The intensity switch is on one side; the "on time" switch is on the other. Each one is clearly labelled as to its purpose; I don't forsee any chance of confusion here.

I do not have a place to affix this light to (the rental house lease states that nothing can be inserted into walls any larger than picture-hanging nails), so I cannot show you (with pictures) how it might be used like this.

In the short time I've had it, this product rocks, and I do not forsee awarding it any less than 4.5 stars - possibly even five full stars and a place in The Trophy Case on this website!!!
It's maximum candiosity
** (pronounced "")...er...uh...INTENSITY appears as such that it will do the job it is intended to.

Does this evaluation look an awful lot like this one?
Thought you'd say so.
They're rather similar, and they're even made by the same company, so I was able to use its web page as a template for this one.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".

Measures 96,000mcd (low) and 171,000mcd (high) on a Meterman LM631 (now Amprobe LM631A) light meter.

This is a very wide-angle lamp, and if I've told you once, I've told you 31,054,500 times:
Wider viewing angles always, always, ALWAYS equal lower mcd values!!!

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Photograph was deliberately left uncropped, so that you could see more of the beam.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet.
Product was intentionally aimed slightly to the left so that the beam perimeter is visible.

Those colored graphics toward the left are my "Viva Piņata" posters, and that clock on the right that looks like a gigantic wristwatch is my Infinity Optics Clock.

You may also be able to see two of my SpongeBob SquarePants plush (Squidward Tentacles and Patrick Star) and a Digimon plush (Greymon).

Photograph of the upstairs room illuminated solely by this spotlight.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this spotlight.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this spotlight; newer spectrometer software & settings used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this spotlight; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 430nm and 480nm to show LED's native emission peak of 457.197nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in the remote control.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in the remote control; newer spectrometer software & settings used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in the remote control; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 620nm and 670nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is ~649.89nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of fluorecence in the phosphor of the LED in this spotlight when irradiated with the Wicked Lasers Spyder 3 Arctic 445nm 1W Blue Diode Laser.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Video on YourTube showing the product turning on and then off.

Test units of the RF Remote Control Motion-Sensing Spotlight and Ceiling Light, were sent by D.L. of Mr. Beams™ on 03-08-10, and were received at 12:21pm PDT on 03-22-10.

Product was made in China.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

*You should *NEVER* attempt to drive your automobile into the driveway at night with your headlights off, even with one or more spotlights directed at your driveway.

** The term "candiosity" (pronounced "") refers to a piņata's
level of candy fill; it is also the title of a Viva Piņata episode.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Has reasonable intensity considering that it is fully self-contained
Motion detector switch really does the job
Remote on/off switch to allow you to turn light on/off manually
Batteries it needs are extremely common and relatively inexpen$ive

None that I have yet to find

    MANUFACTURER: Mr. Beams™
    PRODUCT TYPE: Motion-actuated (and remote-control) security light
    LAMP TYPE: White power LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium flood with sharp perimeter
    SWITCH TYPE: Automatic day/night/motion sensitive; RC on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: ABS plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LED protected by small transparent window
    BATTERY: 3xD cells (light itself), 2xCR2016 lithium coin cells (remote switch)
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Yes (weather-resistant at minimum)
    ACCESSORIES: Remote control, 2x CR20126 lithium coin cells for remote, 5 screws, 2 anchors, 1 ground stake, 1 square of double-sided tape
    WARRANTY: Yes, but duration not stated; 30 day return policy


    Star Rating

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