Floodlight on a timer or sensor?

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Old 09-05-19, 10:08 AM
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Floodlight on a timer or sensor?

I bought a ring floodlight and hooked it up. The issue is that there is a timer or light sensor somewhere that is causing power to only go to that fixture during dark hours. How can I figure out what's controlling the power to this fixture?
 
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Trace the wiring.
Look around outside for a sensor mounted at the eves.
 
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Old 09-05-19, 02:53 PM
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Hi, sounds like it is controlled by a Photo cell.
Could look like one of these.
https://www.homedepot.com/b/Lighting...vZc7qzZ1z0u58q
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Thank you Geochurchi. Found a photocell on the side of the house. Would it be smarter to uninstall it or just cover it with something to block the light if I want the fixture powered 24/7?
 
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Cover it first to make sure it's the culprit.

It should be easy to bypass. Remove the two screws from the plate. Disconnect the black and red wires from the sensor and connect together. You can leave the white wire connected to the sensor.
 
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