My kids were playing football in the garden and accidentally hit our
external flood light with sensor and damaged it. So I purchased one of those
standard square flood light with a sensor underneath.. It came with a
500watt Halogen Bulb.
The electricity that is used for the flood light is shared with 6 other
inside lights all using 60watt bulbs.
So following the instructions, I fixed the bracket on the wall, wired it up,
stuck the bulb in and turned on the electricity. The new light would not
turn on. so I checked all the wiring, even purchased a new 500watt bulb and
I then purchased one of those neon screw drivers used to test weather there
is electricity going through, and used it to touch each end, where the
halogen bulb sits and it lit up meaning that there was electricity going
Why wont the light come on? The previous light that the kids damaged had a
150watt Halogen bulb. Could it be that there is not enough electricity going
in to light up the 500watt bulb? If this was that case, wouldn't the main
fuse for the flood light automatically shut off?
When using the neon screwdriver should it light up when I touch both ends of
where the halogen bulb sits?
If I purchased 150watt Halogen bulb, would this remedy the problem (500watts
is overkill really)..
Please help, I don't know what to do.. Any help would be most appreciated...