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Old 01-18-2015, 12:17 PM
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I don't like them, I like the sensor all by it self.. this way no need to change the light unit after the sun bakes the sensor plastic over the eye..
I don't change the whole light unit either, I change the motion sensor. I've used the same light fixtures for 20 years, and only change bulbs and sensors.

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I don't change the whole light unit either, I change the motion sensor. I've used the same light fixtures for 20 years, and only change bulbs and sensors.
I guess I need to look closer at my old one. can you replace just the motion sensor in any of those? or just certain makes/models?

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I guess I need to look closer at my old one. can you replace just the motion sensor in any of those? or just certain makes/models?

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some you can some you can't.. my pole light (driveway) and front door light are part of the unit, so I'll add a stand alone to them and just cover the cracking built in one.. my spot light type (2 bulbs out of one base) have the sensor as a separate unit.. , I now just buy non sensor lights and add the sensor many take a 1/2 hole so you can use a pop out hole in a electrical box to mount them..
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some you can some you can't.. my pole light (driveway) and front door light are part of the unit, so I'll add a stand alone to them and just cover the cracking built in one.. my spot light type (2 bulbs out of one base) have the sensor as a separate unit.. , I now just buy non sensor lights and add the sensor many take a 1/2 hole so you can use a pop out hole in a electrical box to mount them..
I've never seen a motion sensor that wasn't ball mounted so you could rotate the sensor to where you want it. A lot of them can easily be completely removed from their mounting hole in the original fixture and replaced entirely. Some of the new fixtures have plastic mounts that are all in one piece, but you can still remove the sensor at the ball mount and use the new sensor in an old fixture.
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I've never seen a motion sensor that wasn't ball mounted so you could rotate the sensor to where you want it. A lot of them can easily be completely removed from their mounting hole in the original fixture and replaced entirely. Some of the new fixtures have plastic mounts that are all in one piece, but you can still remove the sensor at the ball mount and use the new sensor in an old fixture.
my driveway pole light will be dusk to dawn. with led bulbs..

same with the front light at door..
the driveway light at garage is motion, and dusk to dawn, depending on what way the 3 way switch is, up dusk'dawn, down motion.. this allows me to have it dusk to dawn when needed and motion the rest of the time.. nothing like being under a dash and the motion light shut off, and have to climb out from under dash to wave hand.. the back will be just motion.. but same deal,, switch up on, switch down, motion only..
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I was replying to Northstar T, I wasn't criticizing anything you are doing, only trying to give everybody another solution that has worked well for me. It's up to the individual to do what they need to do in their situation. I just want my lights to come on when I leave the house in the dark, or leave the garage in the dark.
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I read one review that said he was able to adjust a sensitivity adjustment to make his function correctly. I haven't seen this exact model so I don't know what that is, but perhaps you do.

Russ
I went out there yesterday and changed the sensitivity just a hair and it worked fine. We will see, I really like how they work.

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