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Old 11-14-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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wireing motion dector lights

I currently have two seperate flood lights. one on the side of the house, one on the back of the house. i would like to have bothe on MD, and to operate seperatly, Power comes from circiut breaker to light switch which is 12-2. then 12-2 from the switch to the light on back of house. 12-2 from that light to the light on side of house, which runs under the siding. What i did was take the black power from switch and connected to the black MD and the black to the second MD. then connected the white in the same way. tthe reds were already connected together. this works short term then every thing goes off. one light never turns off, and the other blinks on and off. where did I go wrong?


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Old 11-14-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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If you turn the switch on the lights should come on.
Turn the switch off the on quickly,the lights will come on then go out. And should activate when motion is detecteded. Be sure you have set the delay on the MD also.


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