When they go bad, they usually fail "on'
You can try flipping all the switches several times on the bottom and
wiping the pots around several times, then reset it (power off for a
while) . If it still staying on, replace it.
Afraid it doesn't solve the problem. The light just stays on which is really
annoying to my neighbors across the court. Any other suggestions or do I need to
bring in an electrician to see if the sensor is bad?
In alt.home.repair, on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:06:40 -0400, Ed Pawlowski
Or put in a smaller bulb that won't bother the neighbor, or put in a
screw-in socket that will turn off during the day and on at night (all
Or try the same power off thing again. No reason to wait until night.
Is there a switch anywhere on it? Mine has a switch on the bottom of the
motion sensor unit which allows you to put the unit into test mode or
set the interval that the light stays on when activated - I believe
there are three options for 1, 5, and 10 minutes.
I've had mine get stuck in the "on" mode several times before, and when
it happens, switching between test and normal mode or switching to one
of the other interval values and back has always fixed the problem.
During the daylight, unplug or disconnect it for a few minutes. Replug
and it should be OK.
I really like the motion detectors but at times they can be a PITA. If
you plug ours in when dark, or after a power failure, it will go on
and off all night but reset the next daylight cycle.
| My motion detector spotlight stays on all night. What can I do to reset
The majority provide an option:
Turn it off for a second or two and then
back on to make it stay on.
Turn it off for 30seconds or so and then
back on to reset it to motion activation.
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