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Dual Brite sensor lighting. Lights will not stay on even after human motion is in place sight of sensor during evening hours. I have the switches on dusk to dawn and the on-time switch is set to 20 minutes. Why does the light keep shutting off if it's set to dusk to dawn

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I really don't understand why these lights are so failure prone and I usually return at least 8 out of 10 back to the store but I've installed a lot of them. If its Zenith brand the light may need to be reset by turning the power off at the switch or breaker for 1-2 min then back on. Then check the motion sensitivity dial if its maxed out turn it back and set it to 75% full also the photo eye may be getting light from the light making it think its daytime at night so try to reaim the photo eye if possible away from the light source that should fix most problems or 20% of them but if you still have problems return it to the store or ask for their advise. Hope this helps I've seen a lot of junk motion lights in my time they are troublesome at times.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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    Bob H Feb 22, 2014

    Check to see if any light is reflcting back on the sensor. Reflected light will cause the dawn sensor to turn off.

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