motion sensor failure


Old 12-19-07, 11:53 PM
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motion sensor failure

I have a motion sensor light, hard wired in my backyard. It runs from an outlet. The light only comes on now when the motion sensor is in test mode. When I switch the sensor to either 1,5 or 10 mins it will not come on. The led light that blinks when motion is sensed flashes but no light comes on. This is the second time this has happened. After the first time I repalced the sensor. In both cases the light worked fine for a few months.

Any help would be appreciatted.
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Old 12-20-07, 03:59 AM
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Time to replace the sensor again, but avoid the cheap ones(big box stores). Consider going to an electrical supply house for one. And be sure the ground connection is good.
Old 12-20-07, 06:57 PM
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I have never met a motion sensor light fixture that I liked.
They all tend to be junk unless you spend good money for a quality device.
RABB makes about the best I have seen on the market.
Avoid the cheapos or you will just keep changing them.
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