I am a super noob at any type of reverse engineering and electrical in general but I think I can do this.
I bought these lights Artika Cabinet Lights Model# UCLT and found that the motion/light sensor sucks. I would love to just have a physical button.
I took the light apart and found a small PCB with the motion sensor and power in. The product can dim the lights if you keep your hand near the sensor. I am assuming that is what a lot of the other parts of the PCB are.
Coming off this board are 3 wires labelled LED+ LED- and LED-.
My idea is to unsolder the motion sensor and put a simple button that I have replacing it. The button is a JST 2-pin Extension. I am assuming the solder points for the motion sensor is + and - and when it senses motion, it completes the circuit. But I am assuming...
I have no idea what the power in is and my toggle button might not be regulated for such power.
My questions are:
- How can I tell if my assumption is correct about the motion sensor completing the circuit? Should I pull out my multimeter, plug it in and try to activate it? Does anyone have any tips on this?
- Has anyone done anything similar?
- Am I on the right path?
Any input or warnings would be greatly appreciated!