On Sunday, August 11, 2013 12:46:02 PM UTC-4, Uri wrote:
Battery in what? The motion detector? Seems unlikely, but with
X10 anything is possible. Does the controller for the driveway
lights respond reliably to commands from other sources, eg manual
X10 controller? Since the battery is easy to replace, it seems
it would be a good place to start, just to rule it out.....
You got that right. I've got 2 X-10 set ups at my house. The fixture by the
front door controlled by a motion sensor that can see people coming up the
driveway, and a fixture in my basement controlled by a motion sensor in my
shop, near the basement entry door. I don't have a three way switch for the
main basement lights, so the X-10 controlled fixture allows me to have some
light in the main basement if I come in through that back door.
For some reason the light near the front door will come on at random times,
even during the day. In addition, if triggered by it's motion sensor, it
will randomly stay on "forever" instead of timing out like it's supposed
to. When I leave for work, I often have to tap the switch by the front door
to turn off that fixture, even though it's been light out for hours.
The basement light never, ever comes on when it's not supposed to.
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