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I bought and installed the light below at home depot. It worked for a week. Now it still has power, bulbs work but the motion sensor doesn't activate the lights

Defiant LED motion security light 180' light #1000 048 906

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Take it back, its faulty.

There is a sensitivity setting somewhere, try moving all the way up and then down a bit.

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