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Motion Lights

Posted by Phil on November 15th, 1999 11:00 PM

I recently purchased a Heath Zenith motion sensing light which I wired to control three other standard lights.

The problem is it seems to go on for no reason. I have the sensitivity set down to about a third of max. To get it to turn on normally, it takes a fair bit of waving and moving about at that setting. It still however turns on with no apparent motion, except wind and or rain. It supposedly has the technology to filter out precip returns, so thatleaves the wind. There is nothing in it's view except very small shrubs and a tree which I think is out of it's range. I put a piece of tape over the sensor to block out that particular area (tree) and it still was triggered on for no apparent reason. It must then be just the air movement of the wind that is turning this thing on and off so frequently.

Is it possible that the pure wind can turn this on?

Or is it a malfunction, and a defective product?

It does not do this on calm days.

If I turn down the sensitivity any more it will not fuction as it is designed to.

Thanks anybody.

Ps. I guess there is the possibility it was seeing through the tape, and it is the tree after all

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