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P.I.R. Sensor lights keep flashing

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Magnetic

Hi, i installed three sensor lights at a customers house, but when it gets dark all three lights seem to keep flashing, not simultanously but on there own. I have tried adjusting the 'lux' and 'sensor' but they still keep doing the same problem, ive even turned them off from the mains but have had no joy. I was wondering if anybody has come across this and how i can resolve it.

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Zeespark

Have you terminated the cables for the lights correctly?

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Terry W

have you considered installing a glittter ball to complete the effect ?

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NozSpark
have you considered installing a glittter ball to complete the effect ?

Maybe a couple of coloured filters;)

Seriously though.... Did they have a little sticker over the light sensor?

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SLIPSHOD & SLAPDASH

Are they cheapies from Makro or Aldi ? We stick with a couple of well know brands now as the call backs from a lot of these are so high alternatively we get the customer to purchase them so its not our problem, same as dimmer switches with GU10 lamps

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Magnetic

Yeah i've terminated the connections correctly, and the lights were suppled by the customer. I do think the lights where a cheap make, but i'm suprised that all three are doing the same, what do think is the best solution?

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Badfish

I've had the same problem with b&q security lights, these ones were meant to have dusk till dawn settings on them. Only problem was when it became dusk they would just flash. Had to turn off the dusk till dawn setting and use them as security lights only. Seems to be a fault on a big batch of them. Maybe you have the same sort.

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SPECIAL LOCATION
Yeah i've terminated the connections correctly, and the lights were suppled by the customer. I do think the lights where a cheap make, but i'm suprised that all three are doing the same, what do think is the best solution?

There are no boiler exhaust outlets near by are there?

Had one set off every time the boiler fired up.

But I think it is most likely damp or something got into the electronics of the PIR timer & sensor gubbins....

I have had this before knackerd circuit card, once the light is triggers the timer went into never ending loop of

on-off-on-off-on-off... etc... like a bl00dy light house!

You could take one off the wall and put put it in a controlled environment for a short test...

e.g. wire it up in your garage so you now nothing should set it off

Gut feeling, they need new lights, unless they are the sort that you can access the wiring between the lamp and the PIR circuit, in which case you could get a stand-alone PIR to work the lights...

But it may be cheaper to just buy new lights.

;):|

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SLIPSHOD & SLAPDASH

Everything is sh*t nowadays !!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish i could pay a bit more and get better stuff, but the better stuff is now sh*t aswell :(

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Roland_s

hye , i have the same problem can i know how can i solve this prob ?

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batty

Old thread aye. Well I have never had this before but did a while back the original PIR light was doing it so I suggested a new one. I fitted a timeguard one and this was doing the same thing intermittently going on and off. Now it was extremely cold at the time so I put it down to this. I had tested voltage and all was correct. I haven't been back yet to check things out. Will let you know outcome when I do go back.

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