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wolfrc

01:42PM | 11/12/01
Member Since: 11/11/01
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Hi all. I bought some cheap "Hampton Bay" motion sensor lights at my local home depot. The range was supposed to be 30 feet. I got the darn things installed, but they seem to have a range closer to 60-75 feet...and that is on the lowest setting! people on the sidewalk and even cars in the street are turning the darn things on! Rather than un-install 3 lights and start over with "honey, how are theses?"; is there some hidden way to decrease the sensitivity? How about some sort of tape or film on the sensor to restrict it a bit?
HELP!
Rob

Jay J

03:13PM | 11/12/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi wolfrc,

If there's no adjustment screw or if no one else happens along on the Forum, just call the Mfgr.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

rpxlpx

03:40AM | 11/13/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Can you redirect the sensor so that it points more toward the ground? Some of those units can be adjusted directionally. The fixed ones might still be adjustable if you're willing to "shim" them more downward.

wolfrc

05:11PM | 11/15/01
Member Since: 11/11/01
5 lifetime posts
Thanks for the replies, but...
Problem is, these are fixed. The sensor is a part of the entire light housing. (not security lights, just front porch type)
There is no contact info for the bums that manufacture it either! I spoke with Home Depot guy, the Hampton Bay rep will be in on 11-16-01. He promises the rep will help me somehow. I thought about un-installing and returning the possibly defective units, but 3 out of 3 does not seem like a product defect...more like a design defect.

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