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Hi, I've just installed my Outdoor Security Light with motion sensor (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia...lood-Light-OLF-2RH-40K-120-MO-WH-M6/204476679) and it is not turning on even though I followed instructions. It is daytime still but it should work during day if correctly set. My question is, would the light turn on at all if the wiring was done incorrectly? I think I wired it properly. What happens is that it turns on only for like 2-3 seconds and off, but then I can't get it to turn back on. Even if I put my hand in front of the motion sensor and block the night sensor which is underneath I think.

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Thomas
 

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No, I don't think it's a problem with the sensor.

The light does not function during daylight. When set In the test mode, It will come on for about 4 seconds and shut off. This is to let you know you are in test mode. Then as you approach the light, watch for the red LED. It will blink each time it detects motion.

This is designed only to test the range setting of the sensitivity setting.

There is no way to set the light for operation during daylight hours.
 

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No, I don't think it's a problem with the sensor.

The light does not function during daylight. When set In the test mode, It will come on for about 4 seconds and shut off. This is to let you know you are in test mode. Then as you approach the light, watch for the red LED. It will blink each time it detects motion.

This is designed only to test the range setting of the sensitivity setting.

There is no way to set the light for operation during daylight hours.
First of all in test mode is the only way for light to come on, and when it does it turns on not even for 4 seconds but sometimes like 1/2 second.
I don't see a red LED. If I block the light sensor it should turn it on even during day time.
Is it possible that its a loose connection?
 

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In order to keep on during the day, you have to turn the switch on after it is placed in test mode. Best time to test is at night.

Not turning on. Take it back and exchange it. They see bad units returned all of the time.

Lithonia has a contact form for you to let them know about it. That way they can look at Quality Control. The will need the production info stamped where the wiring is. http://www.lithonia.com/contactus.aspx
 

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OK, it is turning on now, so I'm pretty sure wiring is fine as it stays on for 10 minutes no problem or permanently no problems, however the motion detection is not working at all. When I switch the settings - either the sensitivity or the time it only turns on once for the duration of time and motion sensor never detects after that. It's like it's stuck in some mode but I can't get it out of it (reset it to security mode). I tried like directions say, unless I don't understand the test/time modes. I tried turning off 3 seconds and back on and even off for over a minute but motion detector not working. This was done all at night.
 

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Most of the connections are premade I have had a bag crimp from the factory before. Everything is tailed out for one easy connection. Please try turning off the power for a half hour. That has pulled them out of a funk before. But if this is a brand new unit and is acting strange I would not hesitate on exchanging it. Many customers have bought the cheapest lights possible and normally fans broke out of box,missing parts,broken glass etc. I have also have done warranty work on 1,000 dollar plus lighting systems. Somethings a bad one will fall through the cracks.


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