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Security light stays on

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by KateMoss, 14 Oct 2021.

  1. KateMoss

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    Thanks - won’t budge though, seem to be two plastic wedges inside the housing holding it fast, mentioned above.
     
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    No, very reliable mains.
     
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    Oh yeah - why didn’t I think of that, Doh !
     
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    Yes, that's a common functionality - often useful but, as you say, sometimes annoying.

    However, my understanding is that the OP's light is coming on when it gets dark. Were it in its 'locked' state as a result of 'on-off-on', the light would presumably be on continuously, even during daylight?

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    To be accurate, the first 'on' isn't correct. You can only do it when the supply has been 'on' for a while.
     
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    The ball ended piece is supposed to connect the part shown in your photo to the wall bracket that you haven't shown, to prevent the part in your photo from falling while you wire it up.
     
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    Is it possible that the fitting is just a " Stand alone" Dusk to Dawn fitting that does not include a motion sensor
     
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    I think it’s a wickes security light from about 5 years ago AND if so …I think ( at your own risk ) if you pull the security sensor downwards …. It reveals a set of controls ….the senor head goes up and down to reveal/ cover the controls
     
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    Was correct D36B6A3C-CBF1-43DD-BD85-03441418BBA7.png
     
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    Well that certainly looks like it. Excellent work! There may even be instructions somewhere… (btw it’s been there at least 8 years, since before we moved in). I have tried pulling that bit down and as I say there seem to be horrible plastic clips holding it firmly in place. I will tackle it again tomorrow….
     
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    OK, this seems to have sorted itself out. I found some instructions for a very similar looking unit together and read all your posts again and decided it was possibly in ‘manual override’ mode with the light on permanently. I switched it off and waited for 20 secs then switched it on again as per the instructions to get it out of ‘manual override’. To my dismay it lit up straight away and so I thought I’d just leave it on all night - a little later I noticed it had gone out so I went to have a look and it detected me and lit up for a short while, as it should. Tried again, same result. Hoping it’s sorted now.
    With Many Thanks again to everyone who posted.
     
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    When you first power them up they do come on briefly, even in daylight, and then go off again until it is dark enough to be activated by movement. Quite normal.
     
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    As has been said, they nearly all do that - the light comes on for a short period (maybe the set 'timed on period'0 when they are first powered up, after which the light goes out and they revert to the intended 'automatic' mode - which seems to be what you have observed .....
    I hope so, too - and it does sound as if it is now working 'as expected'.

    Kind Regards, John
     
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