LED Flood Light / Shed Light REPURPOSE rewire by VegOilGuy

hi YouTube my name is Jeff and I'm the virtual guy I love my shed but it's quite dingy the lights just not up to the job fortunately someone gave me this led security floodlight it's never been used and I don't need this PIR sign canterbury worried first things

first I'll make sure it's working by connecting this incredibly short supply line to the mains great it works now I can openly talk and remove the peeling our four screws get the back off and this is we've got I know it looks confusing and it's hard to see

what's going on so let me take you through it quickly first off these white things they're just connection covers just bits of plastic we can completely ignore those we can see the mains power coming in at the bottom the yellow earth cable simply connects the metal case so

again we can ignore that but the very top is at LED and it's powered by what I'm guessing is a transformer and rectifier at the bottom is the PIR this has three wires coming off it it has a positive and a negative actually parry the unit and an

input lead the red one that's because the PIR is just switch a basic trigger device we can see the blue neutral comes from the main supply directly to the PIR it also goes to the transformer the brown mains positive connects to the PIR but you'll note that it

does not connect to the transformer instead the red wire from the PIR connects to the blue wire which in turn connects to the transformer now this might seem a little confusing but it really isn't if we call these wires green just for convenience we can actually see that

it's a positive output from the PIR that goes directly to the transformer don't be concerned by the color of wiring it's a useful guide but could it does not always indicate what's going on inside so how exactly does this circuit work well actually it's quite simple working from

positive to negative the mains comes in directly to the PIR and per se this is just a glorified switch usually the switch is open meaning current cannot pass through but when it detects movement the switch closes and enables the positive connection to the transformer from the other side

of the transformer the positive flows into and out of the LED the negative flows back to the mains completing the circuit and lighting the LED but I don't need the PIR I don't need a security light in my shed I need a light that on when I want

it on so it's necessary for me to cut at the PIR thankfully this is quite easy to achieve for now I'll mark this top blue cable of the transformer as positive with a little bit of tape now I can cook the PIR from the fitting altogether and remove

it as the mains lead is pathetically short I'll replace it with another one I'll start off by splicing the neutrals together thus the bottom blue on the transformer and the blue one from the mains cable if you saw my splicing video the soldiering iron technique will be nothing

new to you it makes a very secure permanent bond now I'll connect the two positives that's the brown and the upper blue which we've already marked the element green earth cable needs to be bonded to the chassis and this crimping ring connector is ideal but I'm not much

of a fan of crimping so I'll solder it instead now I can just reassemble and test it worked great and after its fitted what a difference I realize it might not look different from your perspective or from mine it's much brighter it's much whiter it's very much like

daylight that's a great bit of recycling there and a cheap like to run to and that's it guys a finished video if you've got any questions or comments as always feel free to send them in if you've got any video requests I'm happy to try and help there

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