Outdoor lights stopped working after bulbs blew


Old 10-27-04, 05:16 PM
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Outdoor lights stopped working after bulbs blew

I replaced 4 (very cheap) outdoor fixtures on my 14 yr. old house about 6 mos ago. The new ones are all the same brand, installed at the same time. They are Style-Line Magnifica Outdoor Lanterns. They have photo sensors. They worked beautifully. One by one as the bulbs blew, and I replaced them with a new bulb, they each stopped working! I used 100 watt bulbs -- the maximum recommended.

Other switches, lights, etc. on those lines still work. Just the lanterns do not. What could have happened?
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Old 10-28-04, 01:40 PM
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Just to follow up... I've taken one of the lights apart. Wiring is gray to black and white to white, bare ground to fixture ground. No sign of overheating, broken connections or anything else like that. Checked the photo sensor unit -- again no sign of overheat (discolored, etc.)

Anyone? Gotta get these fixed before the cold PA winter!
Old 10-28-04, 01:48 PM
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The photo sensor may have gone bad. As an experiment, try removing it from the circuit.

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