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Old 09-23-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Broward County
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My front door light is motion sensor activated. The actual motion sensor is built into the base of the light fixture. Is there a way I can do away with the motion sensor part of it ? The light controls do not have the option to turn it off. What I really want to do is keep it on at all times.....I like light at night.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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Just replace the entire light fixture.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Take the fixture down and bypass the built in motion detector.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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My front door light is motion sensor activated. The actual motion sensor is built into the base of the light fixture. Is there a way I can do away with the motion sensor part of it ? The light controls do not have the option to turn it off. What I really want to do is keep it on at all times.....I like light at night.
Many of them have a switch on the base that toggles between constant & motion sensor. Take a look and see if that is the case with yours. If not, the only way is to replace it.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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If there is no "switch" as mentioned above- they generally work this way: If you turn the regular switch off, wait about 5-10 minutes, then turn the switch on-off-on in rapid sequence it should stay on constantly- but if you don't want to go through that everytime- buy a new fixture.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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Duct tape silly
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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Duct tape silly
That would work for dusk/dawn sensors, but how will it work for a motion sensor
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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As a former electrician, I'd bypass the motion sensor entirely. Rewire it.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:42 AM
 
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As a former electrician, I'd bypass the motion sensor entirely. Rewire it.
For us NON electricians it would be easier to just replace it for a few dollars...
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Sure thing...I think exterior lights start at $40 and go up from there...
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