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I have two outside motion detector lights acting weard

I have two outside motion detector lights that are hooked up to the same circuit and also share the same light switch. At dusk when they become active, they come on randomly, and one will cause the other to also come on. They are located away from each other on seperate sides of the house. They each time out independently as they should. I watched from out of reach of the motion detectors to see if any critters were setting them off, and nothing was present. They seem to work off each other thus causing a life of their own. When I seperate them, each light works properly. I do not have a choice of placing them on their own circuit or seperate light switches. Question: What can I do to resolve this situation???

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I don't know what type of sensor you have , but most have a sensitivity and range adjustment on them, I would turn one or both down and see if that helps. Also make sure the sensors are not aimed at each other, the heat from the bulbs on the other fixture can cause the opposite fixture to trigger on & vise- versa. Good Luck

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