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.
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
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
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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