Updated 4 Aug 2016

Arlec

Security Sensor Floodlight Par38 MAL114

Bottom line: This mains twin lamp has very good light output and very good water resistance.

Security Sensor Floodlight  Par38 MAL114
Consumer recommended
78
Avg price

$18

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Test results

Overall score
Good
78
Light output
Very good
8.3/10
Construction robust-ness
OK
6.0/10
Water Resistance
Very good
8.0/10
Ease of install
OK
6.0/10

Good points

  • Very good light output.
  • Fairly robust construction.
  • Very good water resistance.
  • OK to install.
  • Time-adjustable sensor.
  • Sensitivity-adjustable sensor.
  • Light-adjustable sensor.

But

  • Needs to be installed by an electrician.

How we test

Our test included ...

Light output: for sensor security lights and garden spotlights we measured the total amount of light (lumens) produced by each unit. For garden lights, including bollards (tall cylinders) or stick lights, we measured the amount of lumens produced in one direction per square metre (lux) at a range of distances up to 1.5m from the lens.

Electrical safety: we looked at the quality of electrical construction and the insulation of live wiring from any external metal parts.

Construction robustness and water resistance: assessed by examining the appearance and construction materials of the units, then hosing them down for 10 minutes before checking for any water in the lens.

Maximum range of motion-detecting PIR (passive infra-red) sensor.

Installation time: for mounting sensor lights on the wall assuming the wiring is already in place.

Endurance: For the solar garden lights we measured their light output at regular intervals throughout the evening after charging on both sunny and cloudy days, then checked if they were still going just before dawn. Solar security lights are assessed after charging on a sunny day then activating them up to 20 times, before running them continuously and measuring how long until they switched off.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$18
Type
Mains twin lamp

Specifications

Max detection range (m)
12
Average light level (lux/lumens)
747
Cloudy day endurance
n/a
Sunny day endurance
n/a
Height (mm above ground)
n/a
Mounting
Vertical and horizontal
Lamp type
Halogen
Fitting
PAR 38
Power (watts)
150

Features

Connector
n/a
Lamps included
DIY Install
No
Sensor adjustable for time
Yes
Sensor adjustable for sensitivity
Yes
Sensor adjustable for max light level
Yes

More info

Availability
Bunnings.

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