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My motion sensor stopped working--the lights are full on all day.

One flood light burned out and since, the lights are on full day and night. I had it set for a 1 minute on and dusk to dawn setting. How do I fix it?

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  • sbbjfb Dec 17, 2008

    I wrote in about ny motion sesor lights that stay on. The name is Heath/Zenith DualBrite Motion Sensor Light Control with 2-level Lighting. It is about a year old. One bulb burned out and the other bulb came on bright. I replaced the old bulb,but the lights stay on bright. The sensor blinks red when I move in front of it, but the lights stay on day and night. I have tripped the circuit switch and turned the light off for days, but it still doesn't operate right. Changing the settings doesn't help. Is there any hope?

    Stuart Bliss

  • tom May 11, 2010

    Is it connected to a switch. If so try turning the switch off for a few seconds and back on. If it is not connected to a switch you may have to disconnect the power or turn breaker off for a few seconds and then back on. some units have a sensitivity setting.



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You can get installation manuals from www.FixYa.com/Instructions+Manuals

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I have pir movement the problem is without movement its getting on

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I have fitted a motion sensor light (eplacing a very old unit) . the new lioght satys on all the time. there is a sepearte on off switch in the house which served the old unit . what is likely to be the problem please

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Good Morning -
Make sure the bulb is point in the right direction and don't use an incadescent? bulb like a 60 watt bulb.
make sure you use floodlightor spot light bulbs so theydon't shine on the sensor.
Have a Great Day!!

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