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R/C & Motion-Sensing Path Light, retail $59.99* (www.mrbeams.com...)
Manufactured by Mr. Beams™ (www.mrbeams.com)
Last updated 05-04-12

This is a remote control & motion-sensing path light, designed to be mounted on the wall or staked into the dirt outdoors , that automatically brightens dramatically (it glows very softly at night when in "standby" mode) when it senses somebody approaching it. It is completely self-contained (battery powered); no need to have costly hard-wiring done.

It is also photoelectric - that is, it automatically turns itself off and will not trigger during the day, and turns itself on/arms itself (for the motion sensitive portion) at night.

The best place to use them (yes, I said "them" as they come two to a package) are as safety path lights to be placed outdoors near porch steps, patio entrances, sidewalks (leading up to your residence), or other outdoor locations that could be hazardous at night without a bit of light.

The R/C & Motion-Sensing Path Lights come in a sturdy UV-resistant ABS plastic body; their SMD white LED is protected by a transparent, water-clear plastic window (or "lens" if you prefer, even though it does not focus, defocus, or otherwise modify the light in any manner), and they operate from three C cells in each light.

* This price is for a package of two (2) units, including all of the brackets, stakes, double-sided tape, screws, and anchors necessary for both units.


Feed the R/C & Motion-Sensing Path Light three C cells first (see directly below), and then you can *NOT* fall down the...*thump!* *crash* {ouch!} *thump* *thump* {ouch!} {ouch!} *thump* {ouch!} *crash* *thump* *thump* {OW!!!}...concrete porch stairs.

To mount it outdoors in a lawn, garden, or other location who's substrate is dirt or soil, follow these instructions:

Push the included stake straight down into the ground, pointy-end first (of course!!!) and be sure that it's now standing reasonably straight and is reasonably stable (tight).

Take the R/C & Motion-Sensing Path Light and the cradle, put the light in the cradle (orienting it so that the milky white circular thing on the light is near the bottom of the cradle), and carry the assembly over to the stake you just drove into the ground.

Gently push the light/cradle ass'y onto the top of the stake, rotating it so that it is facing where you want, and give it a little more "push" to seat it all the way into the cradle.

If you decide to mount the light to a wall, follow these instructions:

If the wall you intend to affix the Motion Sensing Step Light to is wood, start by drilling "pilot" holes with a 1/8" drill bit, positioned exactly 1.0" (2.54cm) apart. Drive the included screws into these holes, 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 back 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 it onto the screw heads, orienting it so that the screw heads go into the holes on the R/C & Motion-Sensing Path Light's back plate, and lower it approximately 1/5th of an inch until it stops.

Finally, if you are mounting it in an indoor location, you may use the included double-sided tape in leiu of screws.

There are no switches to fuss with or forget; once batteries are loaded, operation of the R/C & Motion-Sensing Path Lights 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 comes on in "glow" (low) mode when it becomes dark, comes on in high when motion is detected (and stays on for 20 or 300 seconds), then automatically returns to glow mode. And when it starts to get light, the unit automatically extinguishes its LED and will not "trigger" when motion is detected.

If you wish to either extinguish the unit(s) after walking past them, just press & release the "OFF" button on the included remote control (this is the centermost button); if you want to turn them on when no detectable motion, press & release the "ON button on the R/C (this is the topmost button).

To feed the hungry, hungry R/C & Motion-Sensing Path Light, remove it from its cradle, and turn it so the concave opening faces down.

Unscrew the two screws with a medium or large standard screwdriver, or a coin like a quarter. Remove them, and set them aside.

Remove the back plate, carry it into the house, gently place it on the floor directly in front of the basement door, and kick it down the stairs so that termites will think it's something yummy for their insect tummies, drag it to their nest, then find it unpalatable so they just squat over it and pee on it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Remove the three used C cells from the battery compartment, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert three new C cells into the compartment, orienting them so that their flat ends (-) negatives face the springs for them in each chamber.

Place the back plate back on, insert & tighten those two screws you removed earlier, and place it back in its cradle.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that back plate down the stairs with all those starving termites with full bladders now?

To change the batteries in the remote control, turn it upside down, and use a large coin like a US quarter to unscrew the circular battery hatch. Turn it counterclockwise (or "anticlockwise" if you prefer) approx. 1/12th a turn until it stops. Lift it off (or turn the remote rightside-up so that it falls into your hand) and set it aside.

Remove the two used CR2016 lithium coin cells (use a knife to gently lift them out from the 2:00 position if nece3ssary) and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new cells into the chamber (one on top of the other), orienting them so that their flat side (+) positive faces up.

Screw the battery hatch back on, and be done with it.

The R/C & Motion-Sensing Path Light was meant to be hung up somewhere and not {vulgar term for having had intercourse} with, not a flashlight meant to be thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the {vulgar term for feces}bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of a patio, use a medium- to heavy-weight ball peen hammer to bash it open in order to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoñata (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piñata Central), a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or a pack-of-cards-sized instrument that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoñata is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata 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 R/C & Motion-Sensing Path Lights's web page may appear 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.

When triggered by motion, the R/C & Motion-Sensing Path Light turns on in high mode for exactly 20 or 300 seconds (see directly below).

There's a slide switch in the battery compartment labelled "ON TIME"; if the switch is set to the rightmost position, the unit stays on in high mode for 20 seconds when motion is detected; if this switch is set to the leftmost position, the unit stays on in high mode for 300 seconds when motion is detected.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 200mcd (standby) and 7,130mcd (motion-activated) on a Meterman LM631 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!!!

Photograph showing the Path Light getting douched off with the hose, as a real consumer might.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in sample 1 of this light (maximum output).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in sample 1 of this light (maximum output); spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 420nm and 470nm to pinpoint native emission peak, which is 445.509nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in sample 1 of this light (glow mode).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in sample 1 of this light (glow mode); spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 425nm and 475nm to pinpoint native emission peak, which is 449.017nm. Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in sample 2 of this light (maximum output).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in sample 2 of this light (maximum output); spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 420nm and 470nm to pinpoint native emission peak, which is 447.533nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in sample 2 of this light (glow mode).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in sample 2 of this light (glow mode); spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 420nm and 470nm to pinpoint native emission peak, which is 449.669nm.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

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

A brief video on YourTube showing how the Mr. Beams™ R/C & Motion-Sensing Path Light turns on automatically when it detects motion (when I walk past it in this case). When you see it shut off is where I used the remote control to deactivate it; otherwise it operates for a couple of minutes and then shuts itself off.

This is ***AFTER*** I douched it off with the hose the previous day, so I know that it's weather-resistant at absolute minimum!!!

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R/C & Motion-Sensing Path Lights (yes, two of them) were sent by K.W. of Mr. Beams™ on 04-20-12, and were received at 5:07pm PDT on 04-21-12.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Has reasonable intensity considering that it is fully self-contained
Motion switch really does the job
R/C unit is not only small, it is extremely handy.
Batteries it needs are extremely common and relatively inexpen$ive

None that I have yet to find

    MANUFACTURER: Mr. Beams™
    PRODUCT TYPE: Remote-control & motion-actuated "path" light
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Wide flood
    SWITCH TYPE: Automatic day/night/motion sensitive
    CASE MATERIAL: ABS plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LED protected by small transparent window
    BATTERY: 3xC cells (light), 2x CR2016 lithium coin cells (R/C)
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Yes (weather-resistant at minimum)
    ACCESSORIES: 2 Ground stakes, 2 cradles (there are two lights per package), R/C unit, batteries for R/C, 2x double-sided tape, 4 screws, 4 anchors
    WARRANTY: Yes, but duration not stated; 30 day return policy


    Star Rating

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