I replace an old outside light fixture with a new Area dusk to dawn fixture. The light will reappear but should go off after a few minutes. As soon as u switch light ON, bulb comes on and then goes off after like 2 seconds. LLC tech. Tighten the socket to the power source. It does not come on when it detects movement. Antonio. This electrical question came from: Bob, a Homeowner from Los Angeles, California. Try gently wiggling the switch to see if this causes a flicker. my outside security light keeps flashing off quickly and back on again, I have adjusted the sensor and dials? If the light is set up for it, turning the light on and off rapidly two or three times will cause it to blink continuously. Any advice? The lamp bead and the drive are broken. Check the bottom of the bulb, and wipe it w/ paper towel Sometimes it is loose connection. If it is an old install, first check bulb. We switched it off and then back on the next day but now it doesn't work. I wound up replacing all of the bulbs a few flashing sessions later as it often counted old bulbs with poor seating as bad. I don't have repair for defective product. It's rated for UK mains and draws 50 W so I reckon it's some problem with it's transformer. 7 years ago. The consequence is that it will not light up when it flashes. It is on for about 10 minutes and off for about 20-30 minutes. Do not expose photo eye to direct sunlight. Two cfl lights will not exceed load rating of photo-eye 1) Put black tape over photo eye and see if lights turn off. Never seen so many stupid answers. Lv 6. I have already replaced the whole light fixture with a new one. ... Too much light is reflecting down and setting off the light. Faulty Light or Fixture Switch. I had this happen and it turned out that there was an outdoor circuit with 12 outdoor coach lamps on it. It lights up but flashes on/off about once a second. buzzlightyear-Esteemed. Setting Motion Detector Flood Light Sensitivity Background: Sarah, a Homeowner from Ann Arbor, MI Question: My outdoor flood light that is attached to the garage keeps going off and on. A poor connection between the light or fixture switch and the bulb can cause flickering. If the light from your security lights is flickering, the course of action depends on whether the problem lies with single or multiple lights. SOURCE: outdoor cfl lights come on. Reaction score 4): If the outdoor lighting also has a strobe light, the light is in the water. 0 0? 6 years ago. One of our security lights started flickering on and off on the day we had that heavy rain. Open following link: If it does, you’ve found the problem. I had observe that the new light fixture goes on and off. Flickering Lights. If the drive is waterproof, if it is good, it will just break the lamp bead and replace the light source. But then that's it. 2 0. 0 0. I do not know why your neighbors light flashes every night, but a blinking porch light is used to signal police or ambulance during an emergency. If it it a new install it may be the sensor picking light. Arms. It's got no dimmer (I know about LEDs and dimmers), its just on/off. I prefer a non flashing system tbh. 2) Wiring is suspect. If not the bulb it is the ballast. If the light comes on and then goes off a few minutes later, first replace the lamp. It come on about 5 min, then back on with 5 min., what could be the problem? Flashing meant "find the bad bulb". I purchased and installed a new 100-watt high-pressure sodium lamp (and left the new sensor in) and it was like a new light … If you dont know shut up! Light reflects off house and triggers sensor. If your light is already flickering, try toggling the switch on and off and see if … Re-aim or block light. It this doesn't correct the problem, then the sensor would need changing. 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