Convert motion sensor floods to regular floods

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Old 12-01-08, 05:09 AM
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Convert motion sensor floods to regular floods

I have motion sensor flood lights and want to use flourescent blulbs. Since the flourescent will not work in motion sensor fixtures can I remove the motion sensor so it work the same as a standard flood light fixture.
 
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Yes. Some motion sensors have a switch on them which you can turn off to bypass the motion sensor. Otherwise, with the main power off, simply bypass the motion sensor.
 
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I know that there are problems with CFL's and dimmers and possibly motion sensors, but before I knew there was a conflict I installed CFL floods and they work just fine. Two years now and I haven't told them they are not supposed to work.
Since you are going to but the floods anyway, no harm in trying them. Maybe you will be all set.

Bud
 
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I'm like Bud. I did not know you were not supposed to use CFL spotlights with motion sensors. So.....I replaced my spots with CFL's and everything has been working like normal.
 
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