Why does my outdoor motion sensor light not work?
Why does my outdoor motion sensor light not work?

Why do motion sensors stop working?

Has your motion sensor light stopped working, or is it stuck in the on or off position? A motion detector light is sensitive to power surges and blinks and sometimes will not work correctly following an electrical episode. While you may think the fixture is broken, many times, it just requires a reset.

How do you activate an outdoor motion light?

Here are the steps you need to follow to add a motion sensor for existing light:

  1. Pick an outdoor motion sensor kit online.
  2. Turn the power off to the light, and remove the cover.
  3. Remove the insert.
  4. Run the wires into the light.
  5. Connect the wires.
  6. Adjust the sensitivity.

Apr 5, 2022

How do you clean the outside light sensor?

Clean the sensor. Use a soft cloth moistened with a cleaning solution such as window cleaner. Remove accumulation of dust and mildew, as well as any insects and spider webs from the fixture and bulb. Pay particular attention to cleaning the lens of the infrared sensor that switches the light on when motion is detected.

How long do outdoor motion sensors last?

“I recommend LED motion sensor lights for longevity,” says Jones. “LED lights will last up to 50,000 hours.” Since motion sensor lights don't remain on all the time, LED lights can easily last 20+ years before they burn out, as long as nothing else malfunctions.

Do motion sensor lights burn out?

While most motion sensor lights will perform well when installed correctly, they can fail from time to time.