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Need to know how to adjust motion light sensor. What is each adjustment dial or button for? I know nothing about this light but I did install it and it does work. I lost the manual.

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I have a Defiant 180 motion security light that no longer stays on continuous but only blinks when activated.


Your motion sensor lights are supposed to give you a sense of security and peace of mind.
Instead, they're driving you crazy because they won't stop turning on and off, regardless of whether there's an actual intruder setting them off or not.
If your motion sensor lights keep flashing on and off, you should try:
  • Checking whether they're actually flashing on and off or just flickering
  • Adjusting the motion sensor positioning and settings
  • Adding "side blinders" to your sensor
Let's take a closer look at some of the ways you can stop false alarms from your motion detector lights.
If you're not up for any DIY troubleshooting,install the 6ya.com app we will be more then happy to help!!
First off, are they flashing on and off or just "flickering"? If the problem is that your motion sensor lights are flickering, you have a completely different problem than the one we're are talking about in this how to.
Flickering lights (lights that produce unsteady, rapid changes in brightness) are usually caused by one of 3 things:
  • A bad bulb
  • Bad connection between the bulb and the light fixture
  • Problems within the circuit
install the 6ya.com app we will be more then happy to help!! for more help on this problem.
So if you have a motion sensor light that flickers when it's on, we suggest you first try changing out the bulb. If this doesn't fix the problem you'll want to have an electrician check the circuit for bigger problems.
However, if the problem is that your motion sensor lights are false-triggering, continue reading below for some troubleshooting tips.
Adjust the sensor settings Most motion sensor lights have an easily adjustable sensor. This sensor "trips" when it senses a significant change in the level of heat within its vision (that is, an intruder moving within its view).
Now, if the sensor is positioned poorly or if the settings aren't set correctly, it may pick up heat from areas it shouldn't (for example, movement from branches, cars in street, etc.). Use the steps below to make sure your motion lights are positioned and set according to your needs.
Step 1. Move the sensor from "Operational" to "Test" mode. This switch is located on the bottom of the sensor and turns the light off after a few seconds, allowing you to test different settings quickly.
step 2. Make sure that the sensor is directly facing the area you want it to "guard." If you want it to pick up on movement within the driveway, make sure it's tilted down far enough to prevent catching movement from the street but high enough so that it isn't going off when the breeze stirs the flowers lining the driveway.
step 3. You can also check the bottom of your sensor for a "range" dial. This switch dictates the distance that your sensor will detect heat/movement. If it's set to "max", lower the range.

step 4. Adjust any animal immunity sensors. Some motion detectors allow you to choose a pets or animal immunity setting so that the detectors won't trip when pets or animals up to a certain weight pass by. First off, make sure that yours is on if you have pets or animals . Secondly, most pet or animal immunity settings allow you to choose a weight setting. Make sure yours is set to the weight that matches the animals likely to pass by the sensor's field of vision.
5. Reset your sensor to "Operational" mode when done.
If you've played with all of these settings but find that your motion lights are still going off when they shouldn't be, continue on to our next tip.
Try "side blinders" Every motion detector light sensor has a particular angle range. Most angle ranges are anywhere from 180 degrees to 360 degrees.
But sometimes, a sensor's angle range is too wide and is triggered by unnecessary movement, like tree branches swaying.
Try putting thin pieces of electrical tape on one or both sides of your sensors to narrow its field of vision. This can be a "trial and error" process as you experiment with various thickness of tape so be sure to put your sensor in "Test" mode first.
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I have an installed PIR exterior motion sensing light, but no instructions on how to set the controls. Now, if it senses motion, it will stay on for hours.


the sensor has at least 2 knobs maybe 3. one show hands of a clock one show sun. one may show sensitivity. the adjustment is low to hi the wider the adjustment the greater the setting check out this picture on ebay for the icon.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Outdoor-12M-PIR12V-PIR85-265V-Security-PIR-Infrared-Motion-Sensor-Detector-GF-/292078238929?var=&hash=item4401383cd1:m:mRSg-Rlk4nJMZJH-BiKb2gQ


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Just installed a motion activated light (model 021746). The light will not turn off; there is no switch.


in the installation notes , it probably reads to this effect
to run the light all the time --switch of power supply and switch on
to run a light sensor - turn the power off , back on back off back on
one action changes the internal program to leaving the light on , the other activates the sensor mode
the switch is the light switch that controls power to the unit

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How do I adjust a Honeywell motion sensor from a straight beam to a wider spectrum?


there should be 2 small adjusting screws on the unit. One adjust what you want and the other adjust when the light or sensor works.

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Why did my motion light stop working and the sensor light is blinking red?


Did you find out why?? I just purchased 2 of these and loved them as they worked for like a week and now both are not working however they are getting power as the red light comes on when there is motion...Please help if you know as I paid 110.00 each for these and I am confused how the bulbs could be blown?

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Motion sensor light lights up during the day


Is this new installation, or old motion sensor that has malfunctioned? Add comment.
Motion sensor has adjustment dials.
Motion sensor that lights in day has probably gone bad.
Occupancy switch and motion sensor wire the same:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-occupancy-switch.html
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Is their a way to adjust the delay time on a 390-6107xx-eg1d motion sensor light? If I stand still it cuts out in 3 seconds


There is a switch on the front that allows for different times before shutdown. Also there is a smaller dial beneath the panel that lets you adjust the sensitivity. Try adjusting it to be more sensitive ( + ) so that you are seen and then the timer should kick in.

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We have a outdoor light sensor and need to know how to keep it on sometimes while the children are outside playing at night. Now it comes on only during motion and then goes off in about 3 mintues.We want...


without knowing the model i can only suggest what works for the ones i have. one of them if you toggle switch on and off twice in 5 seconds it will be on full time, then toggle it on and off one to return back to motion. the other doesnt have that feature but there is a small switch on the top of the motion sensor to switch between dusk to dawn, motion, manual

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Adjusting the sensitivity of my motion sensors


No adjustment on sensor other than masking its view.

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Lights only work in test mode sensor picks up motion


You are talking about a motion detector attached to some type of light I presume. Your numbers mean nothing, I'm sorry to day.

Very first consideration, you do have it correctly wired, right? White to white - black to black - green to green and ground. The red goes to the lamp black wire, right??? (Light White goes to neutral (white line))

I am very familiar with motion detecting lights, working at a large resort at the seashore.

Two conditions that must exist for this light to come on ... it must be dark and there must be a motion. There should be two adjustments on your detector; one is for sensitivity and the other is time the device should remain on.

Dark ... not just sundown ... are there other lights in the area that may cause your detector to think it is day time?

Sensitivity. On minimum sensitivity, your detector is nearly blind to any but the closest movements. On maximum, it will probably see bats flying by. You must adjust to meet your needs.

Does it have a warranty? I dont know. You would have to check the information that came with your light.

I hope this information helps you ... Positive comments are appreciated.

Thanks for clarifying your question and thanks for visiting FixYa.com

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