Motion Detector


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Old 10-04-22, 04:17 PM
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Motion Detector


I recently changed out the bulbs in this outside motion light. I toggled to test and it only gives me flashing lights. I moved and tested all switches and reset to my desires settings but I only get flashing lights. Is it finished? or is there another move or change I can make to get a steady light? This detector is about 5 years old. I flipped the photo. Thanks for all your help!
 
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Old 10-04-22, 06:09 PM
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Once those motion sensors get internally wet they're pretty much doomed.

Lamp mode: normal-soft-flash.
Not sure what flash would be used for but that sounds like the mode that unit is stuck in.
 
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Old 10-04-22, 08:18 PM
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Thank you. This motion detector is under good cover, about a 4 foot eve from the roof line. Nice deep eve. We have had a lot of rain though. Yes, thinking it is stuck....and in flash mode of all toggles and in broad daylight. lol I will test all positions again and turn the sensor in every directions. Then give it a healthy whack one last time and then replace it. Bummer. They are probably twice as much as they were before....ugh. I thought maybe someone had a trick for the flash part. Thank you all!
 
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I don't have a trick for you, just my story.

I had an identical motion sensor floodlight die a couple years ago. I decided to replace it with a camera-equipped WiFi capable one and am really happy that I did. The LEDs are brighter than the old bulb and it's much easier to control via WiFi than the old mechanical switches. Plus it can optionally notify my phone, on a schedule, when it detects motion and send live video.

I liked moving into the 21st century so much I replaced my other, still working, motion light with the same thing.
 
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Old 10-05-22, 11:18 AM
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My only suggestion is to work the switches back and forth a few times. I'm sure they are 2-cent switches, and after a few years. they can get corroded. switching them a few times might clear off some of the rust/corrosion and ensure they are in the correct position.
 
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