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I bought a dusk to dawn light, and when I put it in it will come on and stay on for about 10 seconds and then go off and stay off for about 10 seconds, then it comes on again, it keeps going off and on, it is a new light I just bought it at Lowes yesterday, what would be the matter with it?

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If you aim the light anywhere near the sensor, then everytime the light goes on, the sensor thinks it is dawn and shuts it off again. Of course then the sensor thinks it is dusk so turns it back on again.
Make sure the sensor is blocked from the light. Cover it with a thin diffuser if you have to.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

  • Maureen holt Nov 19, 2011

    Kirk, seems you may have answer to my related question. I have a Lithonia sensor detection light that has adjustable timer so that once motion has stopped, it then should stay on for the set time ( you can set it anywhere from 1 to 10 minutes). Problem: mine stays on for 10 SECONDS. I have verified it is not in test mode. Ideas?



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