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Motion sensor light stay on

I have fitted a motion sensor light (replacing a very old unit) . the new light satys on all the time. there is a sepearte on/off switch in the house which served the old unit . this switched on and supplies power to th unit what is likely to be the problem please

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Hi, You don't say what the make or model is, so I will give you the best advice I can. Most motion sensor lights today have a switch or two on them for "on", "test" and then some time like 3 minutes, or 5 minutes. The switch is tiny so it or they are easy to overlook. The "on" position will keep the light on all of the time. The test position does different things on different models but you will want one of the time settings. If this doesn't work for you get back to me with a little more info and we'll keep on it. Good Luck!

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