Outdoor Flickering lights

yordanys

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Location
New Jersey
Occupation
Electrician
Hi Everyone,

I have two outdoor lights sitting in a motion sensor blinking. I checked last time and they were not blinking, last night customers send me a video of blinking lights. Any advice?
 

Hv&Lv

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Engineer/Technician
Hi Everyone,

I have two outdoor lights sitting in a motion sensor blinking. I checked last time and they were not blinking, last night customers send me a video of blinking lights. Any advice?
How old is the unit? Is it a true on/off blink or a light pulse?

the sensors will pull a tiny amount of current and can cause some lights to pulse In the older units that weren’t listed for use with LEDs

Sort of like how the watt limiters in ceiling fans screw with LEDs also.
 

yordanys

Member
Location
New Jersey
Occupation
Electrician
How old is the unit? Is it a true on/off blink or a light pulse?

the sensors will pull a tiny amount of current and can cause some lights to pulse In the older units that weren’t listed for use with LEDs

Sort of like how the watt limiters in ceiling fans screw with LEDs also.
Thank you for your response!

is a light pulse, Lights don't go on and off. Should I replace the motion sensor with one listed for LED lights?
 

Hv&Lv

Senior Member
Location
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Occupation
Engineer/Technician
Thank you for your response!

is a light pulse, Lights don't go on and off. Should I replace the motion sensor with one listed for LED lights?
I would.
The entire LED fixture is less money than an hour of your time fooling with putting LED bulbs in an old incandescent motion light.
 
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