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How To Adjust Outdoor Flood Light Settings

How to Change the Settings for a Motion Detector Light: The Flood Light Time Duration Switch Settings.

Adjusting Flood Lights for the Best Performance

Outdoor Lighting Question: My outdoor flood light that is attached to the garage keep going off and on.

  • The light is on for about 10 minutes and off for about 20-30 minutes.
  • What can be causing this problem?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your Lighting Question Sarah.
Background: Sarah, a Homeowner from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

How to Change the Settings for a Motion Detector Light

Sarah, the settings on your motion detector head may be set in the TEST position.
To solve this problem set the switch to on of the number or time delay settings.

More about Security Light Motion Detector Flood Light Settings

Outdoor Flood Light Motion Detector Settings


Motion Detector Settings

The bottom of the motion detector head is where the settings need to be adjusted for optimal performance of your outdoor lighting fixture.


The Flood Light  On Time Switch Settings

  • TEST
  • 1 Minute
  • 5 Minutes
  • 20 Minutes

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