Motion Controlled Floodlights....


My old motion controlled floodlights can't come on and STAY on. Is there some way I can tweak the sensor to simply allow it to stay on all the time until I shut it off myself?
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Old? How old? Some can be switched to the floodlight mode by switching the circuit on and off, once or twice. Do you have a manual?
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what either position says. I seem to get motion detection in one position and NOTHING in the other. I don't know how old the unit is but I think it's seen better days.
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Frank B. wrote:

If it says on, how does it ever get off so that it can come on again?
You flip the switch, right?
Some motion detectors use the interruption of primary power as a signal to do something different than their regular action. Stay on, stay off, reset, make an obscene noise, whatever.
You can spend your life trying to figure out what the combination is (and never succeed) or just replace the unit.
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wrote:

I got one of them on my barn, so the light goes on when I walk toward it. Otherwise I am always tripping on the dark stairway that goes to the barn.
ANyhow, there are TWO switches on the wall for it also. One switch is just to shut it off if I want to. (if I put the horses on that side they activate the sensor on and off all night). The other switch applies power to the fixture AFTER the sensor. Thus the light stays on until I flip that switch off. (it just applies power from the source directly to the light sockets). I have that one labelled AUTO / MANUAL. Sensor lights are great until you want to do something outside and they keep going on and off. That used to really get on my nerves, so I added the extra switch to bypass the sensor. I just have to remember to shut it back to auto mode when I am finished outside.
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