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vabear 05-21-2010 05:25 PM

Dual Brite Porch Lights
 
I have a pair of Dual Brite porch lights installed on my front (non enclosed) porch and I am having trouble with them going off during daylight hours. They are wired per the installation instructions, ( black wire to black wire and white wire to white wire) and I have tried changing the sensitivity on both to no avail. What would happen if I spliced the attached Red wire on each fixture into the black wire that passes current, would I then have the Master feeding the Slave directions so that both lights came on at the same time and motion detection would be off of the Master, and what about daylight sensing? I do have an overhang of about three feet on the front porch but even in bright morning sunlight at 0900 I still have both lights on. Oh, both lights are set for dusk to dawn and 1 minute on timer for the motion detector and yes they are in the auto, not manual mode, and bulbs are incandescent.

Appreciate any and all answers

triple D 05-27-2010 12:14 AM

do they go off?
 
Are they staying on 24hrs? Do they respond individually, like they turn on/off at slightly seperate times? I wouldnt tie them together, might overload the photo cell/motion device wattage rating....

vabear 05-27-2010 06:25 AM

Dual Brite Lights
 
Yes, they will stay on 24/7 if I do not switch the power off. Here is the scenario, I turn the power on at night and they go full bright (manual mode), then I turn the power off for a few seconds and they stay off until dusk (one does come on earlier that the other). The power goes from the switch to the first light and then a traveler from first light to the second, so they are not truly master slave controlled but able to come on or off on their own. The issue is once they come on at dusk, they will not go off at daylight or beyond. There is a factory wiring diagram that would allow me to control both lights from the master, but if they do not go off at daylight, what is the use?

sailor86 05-27-2010 12:24 PM

check photo sensors
 
Are the photo sensors exposed and free from packaging materials?

vabear 05-27-2010 01:16 PM

Dual Brite Lights
 
The photo sensors (if that is what is white and exposed on base of the lamp) are clear, These are not new lights, they are several years old and perhaps the photo sensors are going bad,

sailor86 05-27-2010 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vabear (Post 45146)
The photo sensors (if that is what is white and exposed on base of the lamp) are clear, These are not new lights, they are several years old and perhaps the photo sensors are going bad,

Possibility.

triple D 05-28-2010 07:14 PM

polarity???
 
Have you varified line and load? Not just by color, but with a volt detector?


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