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SOURCE: Heath Zenith #SL-5316 Motion detector light what are settings?

Go to (displays as HEATHCO webpage) and search for SL-5316 ... choose manual below.



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SOURCE: Have Cooper lighting outdoor motion detected flood

Sounds like the relay in motion sensor. Change the bulb. Rechargeable batteries are no good after 3-4 years also.

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SOURCE: how to wire a cooper industries 6107 3-way motion detector switch

I opened the box and traced the lines to see which are connected
when the switch is turned on and I left the red wire disconnected.

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SOURCE: Paradox 525D Motion Detector wiring up

nc c + - Y G Tmp Tmp

nc and c is relay output normally closed
+ and _ is 12vdc input

Y and G is bus connection

Tmp is tamper output also normally closed

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SOURCE: wiring diagram 3 way motion detector switch


can you send me a picture of how you wired your switch..its driving me crazy...

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I have a defiant 180 motion security light. Just put the bulbs in and they are turning on during the daylight from a motion. how do I get it to com on only when dark?

There should be three adjustments on that light.
1. Amount of darkness to allow trigger
2. Amount of time it stays on
3. How sensitive the motion detector is.

If you would post the model number it would help

Feb 26, 2018 | The Home Security

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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 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 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.
I Hope This Help's We Are Here To Help you!!

Nov 29, 2017 | Home Security

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Why is the LED light completely off after the walk test and lockout time?

Yes, it works normally. Things have evolved in the technology of security systems and now it is standard to have any LED turned off on any motion detector (the LED's are now used for walk-testing only), the standard DSC and Honeywell wireless motions also do the same thing.

  • This is a normal function for your motion detector. It's also a great power saving function since most of the current draw on the batteries is when it's transmitting a detection signal so if you're home and moving around it will only transmit every few minutes instead of every second, saving on battery life significantly (up to 5 years on average) but after the 3-minute lockout the passive infrared scans continuously until it transmits another motion signal.
Reason: most burglaries are done by someone who has been there before, if they see the LED then they know the motion will catch them moving in that given spot, then they can "map-out" where it's safe to walk (where the LED doesn't light up) for when they plan to return for a robbery.

You can also make this device "more sensitive" by moving the jumper pin position by the right side battery and having the back mounting plate mounted using the bottom screw presets so it faces slightly downward instead of straight forward.

Helpful tip: Change the batteries every 4 years if you're using Alkaline (dead or not) since the detector was engineered "too energy efficient" and the batteries actually leak and corrode the interior PCB at about the 5-year point on about 15% of the detectors with factory original duracell batteries (from what I've experienced in field service).

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How do I get into the unit to change the lightbulb

To my knowledge there is no light bulb in it, just a red LED. This is not a user replacable item.

Nov 28, 2014 | Steinel Motion Detector / White / 600 Watt...

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My Motion detector #5512 quit working after we had our house washed. One bulb was out so I replaced that. Both bulbs glow but do not turn on.

Reset circuit breaker.
Check if you are on a GFCI circuit.

Probably there is no hope, but the sensor has to be removed to replaced, so take it off and hang it upside down and let dry in sun.
There is no repair protocol for fixing motion detectors, because there are no replaceable parts, or circuit boards.
Cover outdoor electronics with plastic bag when washing house. That includes light and pool timers, breaker boxes, low voltage timers, infrared cameras, motion detectors, alarm boxes, etc.
Should the power wash contractor know this? Maybe yes.
We never covered things when washing houses, and we washed 100s per year, but I told the guys not to put pressured water directly on any outdoor electrical system.
Can you prove that the sensor stopped because of washing. No.
The unit could have simply stopped working.earlier that morning, without provocation.

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Jul 16, 2012 | Heath Zenith SL-6136-WH Basic Solutions...

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I had an electrician over to replace some low-voltage light bulbs that were too high for me to reach, and also a couple for which changing the bulb didn't work. He changed the bulbs and left one with...

I do not know what happened.
Check the circuit breaker.
The electrician is probably asking somebody else right now, because tradespeople want to know everything about their trade to expand skill and make money easier.
Lutron has customer support number for you and the electrician:
Calling Lutron might narrow down what product you have, and isolate problem.
Once exact product is known, this will be helpful for the electrician.
Plus you can re-post a question on fixya, and expert will look up that product and give possible help. This will also help you double-check the electrician.
Between Lutron, the electrician, and fixya, a solution is probably reachable.

Jul 14, 2011 | Lutron Electrical Supplies

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I have installed (or tried to) three different Leviton PR 180s in my front hall. All operated the 23 watt fluorescent bulb in the fixture satisfactorily, but were not affected by the ambient light; that...

The Leviton PR180 is a motion detector, or occupancy detector.
It senses infrared heat from a person's body.

I am looking at the manual from Leviton.

Maybe this will help:
There is a small adjustment screw under the wallplate where you can adjust light sensitivity.
Use fingernail or small screwdriver.
Turn control towards the "-" sign and lights will turn on in 'less lighting conditions'

I will be here for a few more hours.
Add a comment and I will help further is needed

Nov 05, 2010 | Leviton R01-PR180-1LI Decora 180 Degree...

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I have turned the switch off and they still will not shut off?

Sounds like the electronics of the motion detector is toast, probably from a voltage surge associated with your power failure. Since you have already used the manual switch, you have already tried the "reboot" option, but here is something else to try (it's a long shot). Turn the manual switch off, remove the light bulbs, turn the switch on for a few seconds, turn it back off, replace the bulbs and try again. Also, in the remote chance that this device uses an electo-mechanical relay (as opposed to all solid-state), the relay may be stuck, you might give it a couple of sharp raps while you have the bulbs out. When you turn it back on (before you put the bulbs back in) you might be able to hear the click of the relay if you go out there and give it some motion to detect. If all this doesn't work, you'll need to replace the unit. They may sell a replacement electronics unit for it. --- good luck.

Feb 07, 2010 | Heath Zenith SL-6136-WH Basic Solutions...

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Have Cooper lighting outdoor motion detected flood

Sounds like the relay in motion sensor. Change the bulb. Rechargeable batteries are no good after 3-4 years also.

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Heath Zenith Security Light fixture with motion stopped working.

I am in the middle of a discussion with Heath/Zenith over a closely related and perhaps identical issue. I purchased their 5718 model from Home Depot and based on the fact that their brochure stated that "CFL bulbs are only usable on 270 degree units." I purchased the model 5718 unit (270 degree) and used CFL bulbs. It experienced the same problem others noted.

The technician at Heath/Zenith told me that only DIMMABLE CFL bulbs would work with this unit (even if the DualBrite feature is turned off). Standard CFL bulbs will not work.

Their brochure does not make that clear. Perhaps that is the answer to others' problems.

Nov 12, 2008 | Heath Zenith SL-6136-WH Basic Solutions...

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