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Re: [Shop-talk] Motion sensor lights in the wind

To: Jim and Kathy <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Motion sensor lights in the wind
From: Tim <>
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 5:23:02 -0800
Closest trees are beyond the range of the sensor. There is nothing in the range 
of the sensor that could move in the wind. I guess there must be enough 
vibration of the cheaply built menard garage kit to set off the sensor. Yet 
another reason to tear this POS garage down and start from scratch. 


---- Jim and Kathy <> wrote: 

Are there trees nearby? I had this problem with the light I put on my garage, 
due to tree limbs that were nearby.  I tried pointing the sensor as far away 
from the tress possible, but they still set it off.  I finally decided that 
part of the problem was that I had mounted the light too high up (ignoring the 
maximum recommended height from the instructions) and relocated the sensor to a 
lower spot, which solved the problem.

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On Nov 25, 2010, at 9:34 PM, Tim <> wrote:

> I am on my second set of motion sensor lights on my detached garage. The 
>first set (turned out to be) was an elcheapo $25 buy from costco. It lasted 
>about 3/4 of a year before the sensor stopped working: motion would set the 
>lights off but then they would not shut off. Now I have a set working from 
>ACE. The retail cost was about $55. This set seems to be working fine. 
> My problem is when it is windy. Both sets have acted the same in the wind: 
>Pretty much no matter the wind speed, they get (got) set off. I have the 
>current fixture on the least sensitive setting and it still just "flashes" all 
>night with the wind. 
> Is there anything I can do? 
> I would be more than happy to send pics to any one who might be able to help 
>if they thought seeing the set up would help. 
> TIA!
> Tim
> Dairyland Datsuns
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