Disabling Photo Sensor, but keeping Motion

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Old 02-14-16, 10:34 AM
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Disabling Photo Sensor, but keeping Motion

I have found some beautiful outside lights for a great price.

The only pickle is they have a photo sensor that turns them on at dusk, then off at dawn "supposedly dim". They also have a motion sensor that makes them brighter with motion.

What I really want is off unless motion is detected.

Even the "dim" setting is too bright to be continuously on all night.

I pulled one of the lights apart and this thing has a circuit board!!

I hate to give up on them because they are the style we want and the price was phenomenal. Since we have NINE outdoor lights, want to keep the price reasonable.
 
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Old 02-14-16, 10:44 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Can you post a link to them for us ?
Usually the bright/dim feature is selectable.
 
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Old 02-14-16, 12:54 PM
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I went right to the manufacturer.... it's not Honeywell. It was designed as a fixed setup. Nothing is adjustable. Search around for them.... I found them at $35..... possibly at Sam's club.

The only way to change them is to have someone look at the board and make changes.
You can't disable the photo sensor or they will come on during the day. You want to defeat the high-low lighting scheme.
 

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Old 02-15-16, 06:10 AM
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Also you cannot disable the photo sensor otherwise they will come on during the day when motion is detected or they won't come on at all at night.
 
 

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