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It is possible to make it work (maybe), but -
This is AC mains wiring. It needs to up to code. Get an electrician!
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i never tried triac based sensors for your set up, but have done the relay type sensors, and they worked just fine,, i have even done a override switch, so you can have it on automatic or manual use.
if you do not know how to find out if your power shares the same leg.. you can find the breaker that feeds the sensor, and see if it also controls the other unit as well. if it does, then all is well.
they sort of do this circuit in some parking garages,, sensors all about, will turn the garage light on / off to save power, so a car entering or pedestrian using doors, etc, will trigger or reset the timers, til no movement is detected, then it's lights out.
Basically, his schematic is one cord from the mains, both sensors attached to the same wire (same hot, same neutral), and then the outputs of the sensors tied together which feeds the light, which in turn connects back to the mains to complete the circuit.
Hope that helps to clarify the question.
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