Having a Motion Light Issue?
Motion lights when operating properly provide added safety and security to your Alabama home and business. Unfortunately, motion lights can cause problems, such as a light that will not turn off, staying on day and night. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL will provide a solution. Contact us today to schedule an outdoor lighting installation or other electrical services for your home or business.
Why a Motion Light Will Not Shut Off
There are a few potential reasons a motion light will not shut off, and often the solution is fast and simple. The most common reasons your motion lights may be burning day and night include:
- Sensitivity settings and range can be customized to your needs. When sensitivity is set too high it can cause the motion light to stay on. The sensitivity determines how the light will respond to movement. When set too high bugs, animals entering the range, distant car lights even blowing leaves or heavy dust can trigger the light to turn on with excessive frequency. Turn the sensitivity setting down and see how it performs. You may have to do this a few times until you find the ideal setting.
- The duration setting determines how long the light will remain on once triggered. Duration varies and can range from five minutes to half an hour or more in some models. Check the setting for duration before contacting an electrician in Huntsville, AL.
- Unfortunately, motion lights can become stuck in the on mode. Power surges, lights flickering due to lightning or other issues can cause this. You can reset the light by cutting the power to the light for about 20 seconds. When you turn the power back on, the light should perform normally.
Motion lights are an important component in your homes security and safety. When issues occur, it pays to provide a prompt electrical repair. When lighting has stopped working, would be criminals may take notice quickly.
LED motion sensor lighting is a low cost, energy efficient solution in your homes safety, and provides long lasting performance. Furthermore, LED bulbs prevent the need for climbing a ladder to replace them. In addition, post lights are also an excellent option for LED bulbs for the same reasons. Outdoor LED bulbs can last as long as 20 years without replacement. Contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL for lighting installation or other electrical services you can rely on.
When to Contact an Electrician
Unfortunately, motion lighting will wear out, and power surges or lightning can damage it. Contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL to schedule a professional electrical repair for your home or business. You can rely on our licensed electricians to provide dependable service and effective solutions. Our electricians can provide a resolution for issues with your motion lights and other electrical needs with the quality you can rely on. Mister Sparky serves the North Alabama region, including Huntsville, Guntersville, Decatur, Toney and other locations and the surrounding areas. Mister Sparky is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.