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I have two coach lights on my garage. Each fixture has two candelabra sockets that take a max of 60 watts each. I've recently added solar controlled sockets to turn the fixtures on and off. Unfortunately, only one of the bulbs in each fixture lights when it gets dark. I've checked the bulbs without the adapters in the sockets and they all work fine. The socket adapters are brand new. I have no idea what could be causing this to happen.

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Are the bulbs incandescent?
 
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If you have a sensor on each socket, I suspect that when one turns it's light on, the second sensor "sees" the light from the first bulb and, thinking that it is daylight, does not turn on the second bulb.

Adjusting the position of the sensors may help.
 
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solar controlled lights

Thanks for the quick responses. Yes they are incandescent bulbs. No I haven't tried positioning the sensors. I'll give it a try. I'll check back in if that doesn't do it.
 
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