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Our new house has motion detectors outside, I installed new lights that turned on, but when I turned one of the three knobs located underneath the detector the lights when out and I can't seem to get them to turn on again. What are those three dials for? There is no indication next to each dial. If I turn them to to right for instance, does that mean its on the on position? The detector is an older model I would guess pretty standard type. ie; two large flood lights with a detector sticking outwards. Thank you

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