Are your sensor lights a little wacky sometimes? I don’t know about you but sometimes it takes a miracle to get them to work right. Often, our lights would stay on and not auto shut off like they should.
I figured out why and thought this might be helpful to others who are thinking “what the heck” when it comes to your sensor lights.
Most lights that have sensors have a sensitivity switch, which can often cause your lights to stay on when something as tiny as a bug flys by.
This wasn’t my case, however. Just thought we would do process of elimination if you’re trying to trouble shoot.
The reason our sensor lights would stay on and not shut off is pretty simple. If you somehow turn the switch off and then on within 3 seconds of each other it triggers an “auto-on” within the electrical and the light actually stays on.
In order to reset the settings so that it’s auto off-on like a good light sensor should be, you need to do one thing: turn off the light switch for AT LEAST 10 seconds before turning it back on. This will reset it so that it can resume its light sensor duties.
Let’s recap: At night, if you accidentally turn the light switch off and then back on real quickly, this usually triggers an auto-on setting that will annoy you and the neighbors. To fix this, turn the light switch OFF for 10 seconds (at least) and then turn it back ON. If its in the daytime when you reset it, it may not go on because of the brightness. I’d recommend waiting to do this at night.
Remember, once you reset it, the light will stay on for a few minutes before turning off.
Hope this helps!