The Direct connect


Direct Connect Outdoor PIR


The Avi-on® Direct Connect™️ PIR Outdoor Sensor provides motion detection and/or daylight harvesting in a single compact unit. Passive Infrared (PIR) sensing technology works with any Avi-on fixture & zone controller. The outdoor version is UL Outdoor rated, including special F1 plastic carrying long term UV and weather resistance.  The sensor is an integral  part of  the Avi-on Bluetooth® with Mesh product ecosystem and can control individual or groups of fixtures. The network auto detects the sensor locations and commissions into the system with its associated fixture. Configuration is done using the Avi-on mobile app, commissioning tools, and cloud IoT Services remotely or on-site.


The sensor receives communication and power from any Avi-on Fixture or zone controller via an Avi-on standard low voltage cable. The motion sensor supports a wide array of control strategies including Motion detection, Bi  Level, day/night photocell, scheduled operation, even daylight harvesting.


Any covered or non covered parking, area, walkway, or other outdoor setting up to 40 feet.  Sensitivity levels for different applications are easily set locally or remotely using the mobile app.  The IP67 rating assures long term reliable operation.

The outdoor sensor is rated for installation into fixtures knockouts (downward facing) or watertight junction boxes using the supplied gasket to assure a watertight connection.  The Avi-on mounting elbow is not rated for outdoor applications.

PIR Sensor

Select a part number from the table listed below
Part NumberDescriptionApplicationColor
AVI-DC-PIR-OADirect Connect™ Outdoor PIR & Daylighting SensorIn-fixture, Indoor/OutdoorBronze
AVI-DC-ELBEnd-Cap mounting bracketIn-fixture, Indoor/OutdoorWhite
AVI-DC-10FTCBL10ft (3m) Direct Connect™ CableIn-fixture, Indoor/OutdoorGray

To order please contact Avi-on sales at (877) AVION-US or
for information on becoming an Avi-on partner and order details.


  • Height Range: 8ft-40ft (2.5m-12m)
  • Input: Avi-on Direct Connect Low Voltage DC Sensor Port
  • Dimensions: 2.30 in x 1.43 in x 0.75 in (58.2mm x 36.4mm x 19mm)
  • PIR Head Mounting (Ceiling or Fixture): 1/2in (18mm).
  • Threaded insert size: 0.80in (20.5mm) x 0.4in (10mm) tall. Thread plus supplied nut accommodates material thickness from 0 to 0.6in (0 to 15mm).
  • Elbow Mounting: Connector thread size 0.80in (20.5mm) x 0.79in (20mm).  Elbow extends 2″ from the fixture edge and 2″ down from the hole center. Inner clearance from fixture mount edge to inside edge of sensor is 3/4″
  • Weight: 1.4 oz (40g)
  • Wiring: Direct Connect Cable: 3ft (1m) – included and 10ft (3m) available
  • Operating Temp: -22F to +158F (-30C to +70C)
  • Storage Temperature: -40F to +185F (-40C to +85C)
  • Humidity Rating: 95% non-condensing
  • Programming: Via Avi-on platform. Mobile, laptop, remote, local. Program single or a groups of sensors
  • Operating Modes: Occupancy, vacancy, UV-C safety, b-level, dim-to-specified level (never off), schedule driven, control zones or individual fixtures
  • Occupancy Sensor: Quad element high sensitivity, 360º
  • Lens: Hi resolution, continuous detection pattern
  • Time Delays: 15 sec – 1h 30 min adjustable via network (20 min default)
  • Status LED: On motion detection.  Fixture light flashes on motion in test mode
  • Daylight Harvesting: Open or closed loop (0-1020 Lux)
  • Daylighting Range: 360º x 90º
  • Spacial Coverage: 90º
  • Warranty: 5 years; 10 years optional
  • Certifications: UL  916 (Indoor), IP 67-Sensor Head, IP 66 -With Elbow Mount

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