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  1. #1
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    Default exterior lighting on sensors

    How far do you go to try and determine if exterior lighting on sensors works? Some of them have switches for testing positions. That route sometimes works for me and sometimes not.

    What are your experiences and how do you handle testing or reporting on these types of fixtures?

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    Default Re: exterior lighting on sensors

    I make zero effort. Many of those fixtures will turn on if you toggle the switch rapidly, but that still won't tell you if the photo cell or motion detector is working properly.

    If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

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    Default Re: exterior lighting on sensors

    I give it a minute or two to see if I can verify that it's working. Otherwise I just put in a sentence about the motion sensor and move on.

    Jim Robinson
    New Mexico, USA

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    Default Re: exterior lighting on sensors

    Sometime I'll put black tape over the small photo cell on pole or other exterior lights. Then, I'll go do something else for a short while and come back to check.


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    Default Re: exterior lighting on sensors

    None, I specifically disclaim testing motion and light activated lights. I do give them a once over visually but nothing more.

    Jim Luttrall
    www.MrInspector.net
    Plano, Texas

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