How To Adjust Outdoor Flood Light Settings
How to Change the Settings for a Motion Detector Light: The Flood Light Time Duration Switch Settings.
Adjusting Flood Lights for the Best Performance
[ad#block]Outdoor Lighting Question: My outdoor flood light that is attached to the garage keep going off and on.
- The light is on for about 10 minutes and off for about 20-30 minutes.
- What can be causing this problem?
Thanks for your Lighting Question Sarah.
Background: Sarah, a Homeowner from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
How to Change the Settings for a Motion Detector Light
Sarah, the settings on your motion detector head may be set in the TEST position.
To solve this problem set the switch to on of the number or time delay settings.
Security Light Motion Detector Flood Light Settings
Outdoor Flood Light Motion Detector Settings
Motion Detector Settings
The bottom of the motion detector head is where the settings need to be adjusted for optimal performance of your outdoor lighting fixture.
The Flood Light On Time Switch Settings
- 1 Minute
- 5 Minutes
- 20 Minutes
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Dave, Somehow both my motion detector spots now longer have the red detector light on. Both liters turn off and on fine. How do I reset the detector portion. Thanks, Bobw4D9
Manual Override Operation for a Motion Detector
Some motion detectors have an override feature when they are controlled by a switch. For example: The controlling switch can be switched off, wait about six seconds, then turn the switch back on, which will place the lights into a manually on mode. To return the motion lights back into the automatic mode the controlling switch is again turned off, wait six seconds, then turn the switch back on again.
Sensitivity Settings of a Motion Detector
If the manual override feature does not work, then check the sensitivity settings on the motion detector head by adjusting the sensitivity dial located on the bottom of the detector head.
I hope this helps,
I have a light will not go off even when I adjust the minutes setting.
Check the sensitivity setting as well, and make sure the light fixture is not in the Manual Override Mode.
The manual override mode is typically activated by turning the controlling switch off, and back on after a brief delay of a few seconds.
I hope this helps,