Motion Sensor Light Stays On

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Old 08-27-04, 03:53 AM
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Motion Sensor Light Stays On

I have an exterior light with a motion sensor and a 'daylight sensor'. Once it get dark it goeas on and keeps getting turned on constantly.

Can the sensor be bad? Am I better off replacing everything?

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Old 08-27-04, 07:34 AM
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Is this light on a switch? Are there more than one light on the same switch?
 
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Old 08-27-04, 07:49 AM
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I know there are other things on the circuit. But this light has been there for about 2 years and this just started happening last night. The light keeps going on as if there is something there. I checked a couple of times and there wasn't anything there.

Also, there isn't a switch for the light, it has constant power.
 

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Old 08-27-04, 08:06 AM
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Probably best to just replace the fixture.
 
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Old 08-27-04, 03:21 PM
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Was it windy? Tree or shubs blowing in the wind will trigger it. Is there a heat source that might be triggering it?
 
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Old 09-01-04, 08:44 PM
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I replaced the entire fixture and it works fine. I think the sensor went bad. A replacement sensor costs $20, the entire fixture cost $12. So I replaced the fixture.
 
 

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