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I have philips QHF560 sensor floodlights installed outside. Inside there is a normal light switch which can turn it off or on. There is a certain way of switching it on so it will either operate as a sensor light and go off after a period of time, or stay permanently on but I can't remember how to do this.

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A quick peek inside a sample Leviton manual confirms that your wires are connect correct - BUT...

The remaining 3-way switch needs a jumper wire.
See if your instruction manual shows the same thing as image below.
Let's go through this.
The yellow wire connects to a traveler ... and that traveler connects to one of the brass screws on 3-way switch.
The black wire from Motion sensor also connects to a traveler wire ... BUT you have to identify which traveler wire and which brass screw that traveler wire connects to. And then, put a jumper wire (a short piece of wire) from that brass screw to the dark-colored screw.
I think that will do it.
Add a comment if your device is different.

Some of these electronic devices are reversed when two of their wires are connected together.
That's what the jumper wire is doing. So the 3-way switch is just connecting and disconnecting the black and yellow wires, and that action reverses the circuit in the motion device.

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