Motion Detector Light always on

Old 03-02-05, 06:09 AM
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Motion Detector Light always on

I have an outdoor motion detector located under a deck. It is wired thru a switch. Power comes off a circuit that powers smoke detectors. When I turn on the switch the light comes on and will not go off. It worked when it was first installed and then failed, then I noticed the bulb was broken. Replaced the bulb and it seemed to work before I replaced the bulb cover. After I replaced the bulb cover the light stays on when I turn on the switch.

Old 03-02-05, 06:38 AM
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The detector could be bad.
Old 03-02-05, 06:57 AM
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Some models of motion sensor lights, have to be reset if they have been manually turned off or on. Refer to manufacturer's instructions.

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