I would like to install an outdoor Motion Detect Floodlight (120V,150W) with a Timer control such that the floodlight would function only in the night according to the timer settings.
However, I do not know what is standard or typical way of installing the timer, and the location of it.
Therefore, I come up with a plan of setting up a new circuit breaker, wire from breaker to a small "box" hanging in my basement concrete walls. This box will contain a GFCI outlet, a timer plug into the outlet, and the timer output wires connect to Floodlight. I thought of this set up because I could not find any budget timer controller that allows me to wire to it and out directly. I think of using interior timer controller (various kinds), and that's why I need to set up a box with GFCI outlet, and plug the interior timer into the outlet. The cheapest timer allowing direct wiring cost like $50+ in Lowes!
Now, though this seems logical, but looks a little odd to me. Got a few questions:1) How should I hang the "box" in the basement? I am thinking to use some sort of electrical weather-proof box. Should I hang this box against a piece of wood panel, then the wood panel against the concrete wall ?
2) Is there a better or standard set up for timer control ?
Many Thanks in Advance! Sean