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Why are these still been sold
These are rubbish that Bunnings still sell- dont they read the reviews and figure out all the refunds-ACCC need to step in and tell them fix these faults or cease manufacturing them-always thought it was illegal to sell faulty goods.
Arlec Motion Sensor Ceiling LED Light (MAL626)
Light kept coming on constantly with nothing triggering the sensor. Would stay off for a small amount of time and then just come on when it felt like it. I adjusted the LUX and Timing at every level possible but nothing seemed to sort it out. Not a breath of wind around. After calling the Electrician 2 times to fix it, and costing me an absolute packet, I decided to bin it (upon the Electricians advice), and opted for a more expensive light fixture. (Not Arlec)
The new one works a charm with no problems at all.
I think that Arlec have possi...bly cheaped out on the sensor and this was the main cause of the issues I was having. Possibly a Sensitivity control would make it work better, but I would have expected more from Arlec Products. Very bad quality. Would not recommend purchasing their products.
Purchased in February 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $69.
Recently installed sensor light
Sensor light is faulty as maximum time it stays on is approx 5-7 seconds. Arlec won't cover under warranty as I don't have the Bunnings receipt and can't recall the date I bought it. Its clear looking at it(as it's white) it hasn't been up long at all. Very annoying..and come on, not everyone keeps every Bunnings receipt
Purchased in October 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $49.95.
Arlec Movement Activated Sensor Security Light
I have had the above Floodlights for a long time. Recently it would activate but only stayed on for about 10 seconds which was annoying and unsafe. After doing everything in Troubleshooting I was unable to solve this fault. I sent an email to ARLEC technical support explaining this and I received excellent customer service and the problem was solved!
Suggest others try this approach before posting negative comments.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $49.
Quality Assurance? I don't think so!
Bought the Arlec MAL240. Absolute garbage! It worked for a few days, before going into the 'Random Frenzied Flickering' Mode', Night, and/or day, It had a mind of its own!
No more Arlec products for me.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse.
Promising ARLEC Product is a FAIL
If one spends $180 at Bunnings to buy what appeared to be the top of the range security light you’d expect it to work reliably.
It doesn’t; just flashes on- off-on-off ... irrespective of settings, power circuit, masking of sensor, ... whatever we try or bench test. Arlec should replace or credit.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse for $180.
Beyond worthless (Arlec 36W Triple Head LED Security Sensor Light)
Constant false triggering (Arlec 36W Triple Head LED Security Sensor Light)
Purchased recently and installed by a professional electrician. Branch and leave movement causes the lights to go on constantly throughout the night much to the annoyance of the neighbour living below us across the street. We're pretty annoyed too. There is NO sensitivity adjustment on this light, only range! Will be returning - pity Bunnings/Arlec won't be covering the electrician costs.
This product isn't actually on Arlec's website - I strongly suspect they've pulled it given these problems and Bunnings is just running down their existing inventory of it.
Purchased in May 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $180.
Worst motion sensor.
Motion sensor wouldnt work. Cheap, poor construction. Expensive for what you get. Bought it at Bunnings they need to pull this product from their line. I have heaps of smart devices and have installed with no issues.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse for $50.
Honestly, it is peace of crap
bought security lights from Bunnings. Worked 1 day then app stopped finding it. Working at the day time or just randomly start lighting. Will not ever buy this brand again. Just a waste of my time.
Purchased in May 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $59.
Poor quality materials and faulty out of the box.
Had an Arlec MAL925 motion sensor LED light installed. Guess what? It doesn't work... Well, we managed to get it to work 2 times after testing it on the bench and not in situ by randomly turning power on and off. We followed instructions 100% as to how to get it to work manually and automatically, but to no avail. So, a nice waste of money paying an electrician for their time (including the time testing the light itself). Just as useless as the Arlec 2000W heater we purchased for the bathroom.
Purchased in April 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $45.
Total waste of money
Purchased this light from Bunnings, had it installed by a qualified electrician, and it worked fine, until we noticed the next day that it was coming on in the day. We've tried every adjustment, but it appears the daylight sensor is not working at all and we will have to pay our electrician to come back and take the light down, and then pay him to come back again to install the new light (and that definitely won't be an Arlec).
Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $49.90.
Waste of money
Waste of money being returned to bunnings. Wont connect to app cant contact support without taking photos of product its ridiculous. Hard wired in properly. Followed very poor FAQS no actual trouble shooting. Disgusted. March 2020.
Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $50.
Cheap and nasty
I bought 5 Arlec LED outdoor sensor with twin globes (model MAL300)
Only 1 work half decent.
The rest of sensors work erratically and sometimes do not work (with one, I literally have to stand right In front of it and wave continuously like a madman). It claims that sensor picks up to 10m....only between 1 to 2 m. Light output is okay, but no as bright as I would expect for a 11w globe.
Poor product and poor quality control. Had to get my electrician to come back to take them all 5 down and replace with another brand which work like a charm.
Do not waste your money and extra electrician cost. I am writing this review to save others the hassle.
Purchased in September 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $20.
Utter garbage. Needs readjusting every week!
Utter garbage. Needs readjusting and resetting every week. Amazing that they don't design and test instead of guessing.
First and last Arlec outdoor lighting product.
Back to HPM brand, have installed many and never had an issue with them.
Crap, crap total CRAP!!!! Do not buy!
Crap! Crap! Crap!!!! I’m on my second set (2 units) one worked for three days, the other never worked at all. The first units never worked at all. Dont buy these pieces of Chinese cheap junk!!! Shame on you Arlec!!!
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