By Maggie from Central NJ on October 14, 2013
Can the photocell be disabled, or covered to simulate complete darkness? I need a battery-operated light to brighten a cabinet that is in a dimly lit room.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 14, 2013
The photocell cannot be disabled. The light will turn on only when it's dark and motion is detected.
This is to prevent drain on the batteries and ensure the light working only when needed. If this light runs constantly, the batteries would become very expensive to replace.
By Linda from Dallas, TX on October 22, 2013
Would this work in a pantry cabinet, coming on when door is open? It has 4 pull out shelves, and cabinet is about 5 feet tall.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 23, 2013
Absolutely. A pantry is one of the more common uses for this item. It will turn on when you open the door.
By Judy from Cardiff, CA on January 23, 2015
Will this light go on even if I have an already dim light in the closet? I need additional light.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on January 23, 2015
Answer:Judy, it depends on how bright the other light is. This product will work best when it's used in a space that's dark because it has a photocell that will only allow it to turn on when it's dark.
By Caitlin from Ohio on January 23, 2015
Answer:I actually installed these lights outdoors on my side porch so it's hard to answer your question for sure but what I can tell you is that over the holidays, I put up some pre-lit trees on my side porch and I did notice that when those were on at night, when I walked up to my side porch, the Pegasus light did not turn on because it was picking up the lights from the decorations. As soon as I turned the decorations off, they worked as normal, turning on when I walked underneath them since it was dark out. So, if you have a dim light in there already that will be on, this may not turn on if it picks up the light from that, but I can't say for sure so you could try it and see. Overall, though, I am very happy with this product!
By MC from USA on January 23, 2015
Answer:It will not go on if there's already light in the closet. You also can't put two in the closet or one of them will never go off because it "sees" light from the other.
By Peg Jones from Kingston, PA on January 23, 2015
Answer:I believe so. I have a closet with louvered doors and the light goes on in the daytime. There is a little light that comes in through the louvers. These lights work great for me. They are not a wired light so the light is not the same but it gives enough light to see in the closet. We've attached them to the ceiling or the side walls. Position the light where you think you want it but just hold it up. That was you can move it around until you get the best lighting.
By Pat from NH on January 23, 2015
Answer:I think it will. I put this light in two places - a closet and an attic. Neither place has a direct light source on the inside, but often in both places there is light from a room that will leak in. This light will turn on and work just great with either the room completely dark or the room light causing the closet to be slightly lit.
I would just make sure where this light goes the sensor isn't pointed right at your already dim light source.
By Bill from Baltimore, MD on January 23, 2015
Answer:It depends on how dim your other light is. With my closet door open and indirect sunlight coming in from a north-facing window, the motion detector turned my closet light on. However if I had a bright hallway lamp light shining in about 6 feet away from the open closet door, the motion detector switch did not turn my closet light on. Hope this helps. We really like this light. Very convenient not to have to search for the wall switch in a dark closet.
By Hannah from Michigan on February 16, 2014
Will one of these lights be sufficient to be the sole light source for a <80 square foot bathroom? It's an old office building and we can't update the wired in wall fixture without an electrician, so we're looking to see if battery operated lighting could get the job done.
By John from Baltimore on February 16, 2014
Answer:It could; but it won't be bright.
By Louis from Warren, Connecticut on February 16, 2014
Answer:Most definitely YES and if your bathroom is located by a dark hallway, it will brightly illuminate it. The batteries last for a very long time. The best part is their customer service.
By Donna from Boston, MA on February 16, 2014
Answer:I used two of the lights In an interior hallway and they work great! Since the price is so reasonable and it is a quality product, I would use two. Battery life is about 3-4 months. Hope this is helpful.
By Jean from Fillmore, CA on February 16, 2014
Answer:I believe two (2) of these LED latterly operated lights will work best. The motion sensor works well, too. My client has installed them in her closet and is delighted. Says it makes her smile each time she opens the closet door - like a friend waiting.
By Pete from New Jersey on August 16, 2012
Can I use this over an indoor shower? It is a large bathroom and the shower does not get enough light.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on August 17, 2012
Answer:Pete - yes, you can use it over a shower.
By Steve from Ann Arbor, MI on August 17, 2012
Answer:We use it in a closet that had no light and it gives quite a bit of light. I don't see any reason why you could not use it in a shower as long as it is mounted where it won't get wet.
By Jainamma from Monroe, NJ on August 17, 2012
Answer:Yes. My master bathroom does not get proper light from electric light, which is already installed. So I put this light on the ceiling of the shower and it works since 6 months. Battery was changed once. It works well.
By Valerie from Dumont, NJ on August 17, 2012
Answer:It's a great light source but over time the bathroom moisture will most likely erode the light and batteries over time.
But for the great price that may be worth it for you.
By Mark from San Jose, CA on August 20, 2012
Answer:Yes. The instructions specifically mention that it can be used in a shower.
By David from Texas on September 19, 2014
Can the motion sensor be disabled and the light be used as a standard dusk-to-dawn light?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on September 19, 2014
No, it cannot be disabled.
By Theresa from Bedford, TX on November 22, 2013
Does it not have to be totally dark in the shower? That is what I want one for, but some light does get in the shower.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on November 24, 2013
In order for the ceiling light to work properly, yes it needs to be dark in the space you intend to use it.
By Diana Costales from Rio Rancho, NM on January 1, 2014
I want to install this in an indoor storage unit without electricity. This unit is a rental so I can not damage unit by installing this light with screws and penetrating the framework. Can I use some sort of double stick tape to attach light? Or do you have other suggestions for installation so I can remove light when I no longer rent the unit? The light might be pretty heavy with 4 batteries so not sure what alternative I would have because screws. Please advise.
By Ernie Lucas from British Columbia on January 1, 2014
Answer:I installed this unit to light up my stairs as the regular light switch is out if the way and this had been a big help to me. The unit is a bit heavy with batteries and I don't think a double sided tape would be strong enough to hold it. And even if it does taking the tape out when you leave the rental unit may create bigger damage than regular screw holes. If I were you I would use the supplied thin screws then cover up the holes when you take it out by spackling compound.
I highly recommend this product and will buy more later.
By Kevin from Belleville IL on January 2, 2014
Answer:I used two of the lights for a 10x12 outdoor shed spaced evenly apart up on the ceiling. I attached my lights on a ¾ inch pine board that I mounted to the roof joist. I used two small screws to hold each light. The small screws will only leave a tiny hole in the wood you could easily dab up with a little filler when you remove the light. Not sure how well 2 sided tape would work because the mounting plate for the light is not smooth. I would use the adhesive picture holders instead of just 2 sided tape – those may hold better. And the adhesive picture holders work better mounted on a wall up high instead of mounting on a ceiling.
By Dennis from Rockford, IL on January 2, 2014
Answer:I have installed the light that I purchased in closet and it has worked flawlessly. I mount it under the shelf for clothes. My suggestion to you is command strips. They make a heavy duty version and you can always attach the light with two of them.
By Larry from Arvada Colorado on January 2, 2014
Answer:I think that double sided tape would hold this light up just fine as long as you have a good solid surface to adhere the tape to.