Why does my motion sensor light go on and off?
Accordingly, why does my motion sensor light come on during the day?
The light comes on during the day. The “ON-TIME” switch is in the test position to allow light fixture operate during the day. Heat or light from the lamp heads may be turning the motion sensor on and off.
Additionally, why does my dusk to dawn light keep going on and off? The flickering on LED is caused by a loop of rapid on/off actions by the photocell. As the light comes on, it is too bright for the photocell which switches the light off. The main culprit causing a flicker using a socket auto dusk to dawn photocell is the using a regular looking rounded light bulb.
Also question is, how do I stop my motion sensor lights from coming on?
Most motion detectors have a built-in override:
- Normally the switch is kept on all the time.
- If you turn the switch off and on within a second or so, the light will stay on, and this overrides motion detection.
- To go back to normal operation, turn the switch off and wait ~10 seconds, then turn back on.
How do you trick a motion sensor?
Move slowly along the walls in which the sensors are located, and as low as possible, while proceeding forward. Many motion sensors have blind spots that make it difficult to detect movement directly underneath them. Be aware that another sensor may be pointing in your direction from the other side of the room.