Motion Detector Security Light Not Working

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Old 06-24-08, 05:16 PM
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Motion Detector Security Light Not Working

I have a motion detector security light on my garage. A few days ago, it stopped detecting motion and will not come on for motion. If I flip the switch - both lights will stay on without going out. I tried the test and sensitivity but nothing seems to be working.

Is it a possibility the motion detector part has just failed? Seems strange but I guess it is possible.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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Old 06-24-08, 05:40 PM
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These use a state machine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_machine
that is controlled by the on-off switch and the time that the switch is on and the time that the switch is off.
If you lost the instructions maybe the manu has an 800 number to call. 1-800-555-1212 might help.
 
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Old 06-24-08, 10:19 PM
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With low priced motion detectors they will not withstand the power surge and they useally go out once the surge nail them.

{ keep in your mind with some motion dectectors will not work with compact flourscent bulbs at all so just watchout if you go that route }

Merci,Marc
 
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