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NFT: RE: Outdoor motion lights

Sean : 4/15/2018 8:03 am
My wife and I bought our first home last summer & there is a motion light on the garage and back door. Recently, the garage motion light stays on permanently and the back door motion light will work occasionally but also stay on permanently at times.

At first I figured it may be weather related due to the cold, but it continues to be an issue. I also checked the settings which are correct on the light.

What do you think the likely cause is? Bad motion sensors? Iím assuming both fixtures need to be replaced.

Thanks in advance.
Could be dirt or fogged up from moisture or even been on for a long  
eli4life : 4/15/2018 8:40 am : link
Time and just wore out either way just replace it
I had the same issues when I bought my house  
Tuckrule : 4/15/2018 9:30 am : link
Had to replace 4 motion lights. Inexpensive and well worth it. Gives the wife a sense of security and sheís also terrified of raccoons so itís a deterrent
some motion sensor lights are configured by  
markky : 4/15/2018 9:35 am : link
turning them on and off a set number of times. (e.g., 2 times is a different setting then 3 times).

google for your brand. hope it helps.
What Markky said  
pjcas18 : 4/15/2018 10:43 am : link
at my old house it had motion sensors in a couple places controlled by lights in the house.

it would drive me crazy when my kids would turn the light switch off and then turn it on. Off then on, one time, kept the light on continually - even in the daylight, you had to turn it on and off two times to get the motion sensor activated and then if I wasn't sure it was activated I had to go outside and move around near it and try and activate it, and then there was a dusk to dawn setting directly on the light which I had on which meant it wasn't going to come on during the daylight anyway, so I had to wait until dusk and test it and make sure I had the right switch position.

not saying that's definitely the case with your light, but worth checking before doing something else more costly or more work.

We have solar motion sensor lights....  
MOOPS : 4/15/2018 11:54 am : link
by our community mail box. Don't know if they're the same brand as these, but they work great.
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Same topic  
NNJ Tom : 4/15/2018 12:20 pm : link
I am thinking of switching out my back door light for a Ring video surveillance camera/light. Anyone try that yet?
RE: We have solar motion sensor lights....  
Sean : 4/15/2018 12:42 pm : link
In comment 13914731 MOOPS said:
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by our community mail box. Don't know if they're the same brand as these, but they work great. Link - ( New Window )


Thanks for all suggestions! Iíll look into these solar motion lights. Intriguing!
We have the Mr. Beam  
batman11 : 4/15/2018 1:13 pm : link
spotlight listed in the link below on our barn. It is powered by 4 D batteries (you replace once a year) and is 400 lumens . It's $29.99, or less on Amazon. It works great.
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