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tonysnow

06:31PM | 02/13/06
Member Since: 02/12/06
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Help! I am attempting to wire two outdoor lanterns with motion sensors on one switch and I am not having any luck. Originally there was one normal lantern and one motion sensor floodlight and they both worked fine. How do I run two motion sensors off the same switch, working independtly of each other? The instructions say run white to white and black to black for both lights, but it is not working. The lights go on, but the motion sensor doesn't work and the daylight sensor does not work...they both work in test mode though.

househelper

04:45AM | 02/14/06
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
The motion detector works as a switch so it must be wired between the incoming power and the lights. There should be two wires from the detector, one would be wired to the black from the wall switch and the other to the black to the lights. If the two wires are different colors, consult the instructions to determine which goes to which wire.

tonysnow

06:44AM | 02/14/06
Member Since: 02/12/06
4 lifetime posts
househelper:

Thanks for your response. When I purchased the lights, there is already a wire (red) wired within the lights between the motion switch and the power (the lantern has a built in sensor). The instructions state it should be a simple black to black and white to white wiring. Inside the lantern there are 3 wires: Black, White, and Red. The instructions state the Red is optional if you want to control another lantern... Any suggestions? I am attempting to wire two lanterns in series on one switch.
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