Reaction score Flashing meant "find the bad bulb". 0 0. I purchased and installed a new 100-watt high-pressure sodium lamp (and left the new sensor in) and it was like a new light … Arms. If you dont know shut up! ... Too much light is reflecting down and setting off the light. If it does, you’ve found the problem. SOURCE: outdoor cfl lights come on. I had this happen and it turned out that there was an outdoor circuit with 12 outdoor coach lamps on it. Setting Motion Detector Flood Light Sensitivity Background: Sarah, a Homeowner from Ann Arbor, MI Question: My outdoor flood light that is attached to the garage keeps going off and on. I prefer a non flashing system tbh. Antonio. This electrical question came from: Bob, a Homeowner from Los Angeles, California. Never seen so many stupid answers. If the light comes on and then goes off a few minutes later, first replace the lamp. It this doesn't correct the problem, then the sensor would need changing. It's rated for UK mains and draws 50 W so I reckon it's some problem with it's transformer. Try gently wiggling the switch to see if this causes a flicker. Re-aim or block light. I don't have repair for defective product. If it it a new install it may be the sensor picking light. I had observe that the new light fixture goes on and off. I do not know why your neighbors light flashes every night, but a blinking porch light is used to signal police or ambulance during an emergency. Do not expose photo eye to direct sunlight. my outside security light keeps flashing off quickly and back on again, I have adjusted the sensor and dials? The light will reappear but should go off after a few minutes. But then that's it. It does not come on when it detects movement. The consequence is that it will not light up when it flashes. One of our security lights started flickering on and off on the day we had that heavy rain. Turn photo eye away from possible source of light at night. Faulty Light or Fixture Switch. A poor connection between the light or fixture switch and the bulb can cause flickering. It's got no dimmer (I know about LEDs and dimmers), its just on/off. 4): If the outdoor lighting also has a strobe light, the light is in the water. 7 years ago. 2 0. Tighten the socket to the power source. It is on for about 10 minutes and off for about 20-30 minutes. Flickering Lights. Light reflects off house and triggers sensor. Any advice? The lamp bead and the drive are broken. 2) Wiring is suspect. If the light from your security lights is flickering, the course of action depends on whether the problem lies with single or multiple lights. 0 0? I replace an old outside light fixture with a new Area dusk to dawn fixture. buzzlightyear-Esteemed. I wound up replacing all of the bulbs a few flashing sessions later as it often counted old bulbs with poor seating as bad. This official sponsor may provide discounts for members. As soon as u switch light ON, bulb comes on and then goes off after like 2 seconds. If the light is set up for it, turning the light on and off rapidly two or three times will cause it to blink continuously. Open following link: Confirm visually that the security lights have gone off and then turn the breaker back on. I have already replaced the whole light fixture with a new one. It lights up but flashes on/off about once a second. If it is an old install, first check bulb. Lv 6. It come on about 5 min, then back on with 5 min., what could be the problem? If not the bulb it is the ballast. We switched it off and then back on the next day but now it doesn't work. 6 years ago. Two cfl lights will not exceed load rating of photo-eye 1) Put black tape over photo eye and see if lights turn off. LLC tech. Check the bottom of the bulb, and wipe it w/ paper towel Sometimes it is loose connection. 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