I was doing a few jobs for someone today (there is a long story there
about my day,but I wont go into it now.)
Anyway, they said they had fitted a new PIR activated floodlight on the
It wouldnt work, would I have a look?
OK, so check the fuse, and connectors on the inside switch.All looked ok
Then she says 'I think there's power to it, as I got a shock when I
Take out the fuse, and go to open the junction box on the light.
A 6 or 7 way connector block. What stood out were blocks 1 and 2. Block
1 had brown and yellow connected, block 2 had yellow and brown.
I swapped them around after showing them the fault. They said they had
paid an electrician to fit it, though I doubted it.
Turn the light on, but nothing other than a click from the PIR box when
the inside switch was turned on/off.
My first thought was that the earth/live connector had runied the PIR
sensor, so it would never work.
I didnt have time to mess around with it any more today.
So - chuck it away and get a new one?, or maybe a quick fix is possible?
- posted 12 years ago