S > I'm having problems with the lights above my garage which are on a
S > motion detector. I guess to start, it is a brand new house (about 5
S > months old), and these motion detector lights have been working without
S > any problems up until now (and I had not changed anything prior to
S > having these problems).
S > I noticed they were not coming on, but the red "sensor" light was still
S > flashing.
S > Upon checking closer, if I switch to "test" I can have continuous
S > lighting. But when I switch to any delay in time (1, 5 or 20 minutes)
S > when the lights shut off I can't get them back on. (checking this in the
S > dark, using flashlight to play with light settings).
S > What should I check now? I've never had a motion sensor before, but I'm
S > sure it's gotta be pretty simple to fix?
S > Any suggestions / ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
I'm thinking the sensor electronics got fried by a surge. Probably
cheaper to replace the whole thing than buy the part. Lightening's
sudden bright flash can also do nasty things to dawn-to-dusk sensors.
(We had one sensor get water in it -- not sure how that happened as
was one of those in-the-light-pole styles.)
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