motion light malfunction

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gigi55
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motion light malfunction

Post by gigi55 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:49 pm

my motion lights won't turn off...just replaced the bulbs and since the replacement they won't shut off...I have no switch to turn them off aside from taking the bulbs out...any help please?


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A. Spruce
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Re: motion light malfunction

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:14 am

Check that the switch on the sensor hasn't been moved. There is usually two or three timed settings and "always on" mode. If the switch is set properly, turn off the circuit that the light is on, this may "reset" it, if not, then the sensor portion is probably bad, which happens. The tough thing is, you either pay $10 for a new sensor or $15-$20 for a new fixture. I usually go for a new fixture, my last one was upgraded with an LED and it is much brighter than the halogen that it replaced, cheaper to run too.
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