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==Questions==
 
==Questions==
'''Why do my floodlights turn on but do not turn off?'''
 
==Answer==
 
If the Motion Monitor is accidentally powered off (from a wall switch that controls the power to it or a loss of power) while the floodlights are on, they will stay on when power is reapplied.  To reset the Outdoor Motion Monitor, follow the instructions below.
 
*Set RANGE control to MAX.
 
*Set DUSK control to LIGHT.
 
*Set TIME DELAY to 0.1.
 
*Set THIS UNIT switch to SENSOR.
 
*Turn off the power at the circuit breaker panel (in your breaker box).  Wait 10 seconds.
 
*Turn power back on at the circuit breaker (the floodlights will be on just like they were before power was turned off).
 
*Wait for 1 minute, and then walk in front of the Motion Detector.
 
*Make sure that it does not see any other movement for 10 seconds, and check that the floodlights turn off.
 
*Set RANGE, DUSK, and TIME DELAY controls as desired, following the instructions in the owner's manual.  Your Motion Detector Light Control is now ready to use.  NOTE:  When you first apply power to the Motion Detector, it will not start working until after a delay of 1 minute.
 
  
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'''I can't turn off the lights on my FloodCam. What should I do?'''
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If you can turn FloodCam camera on and off using the remote control--but not the spotlights--then please follow the steps below. ''Note: Do this during daylight hours in a well-lit environment.''
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*Turn off or disconnect power to the FloodCam.
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*Turn the "Light Sensitivity" dial all the way to the "LIGHT" setting (extreme counter-clockwise position).
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*Turn the "Delay" dial all the way to the "MIN" setting (extreme counter-clockwise position).
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*Cover the motion detector; then turn the power to the Flood Cam back on. After about 30-60 seconds, uncover the motion detector.
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*Now walk in front of the FloodCam; then leave its viewing area for at least another 60 seconds.
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*At this point, the lights should turn off.
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*If the lights have not turned off, stay out of the viewing area of the motion detector and use any X10 remote control to send an "OFF" signal to that FloodCam. Make sure that the House and Unit code you use match the one set on the FloodCam.
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If the problem persists, the FloodCam's sensor may be picking up stray light. The FloodCam circuitry will only control the light in response to motion if it is dark. If the bulb is mounted so that it sheds even a small amount of light on the photocell, the FloodCam assumes it is daylight and then fails to turn off the lights. This can also happen if light is bouncing off your house or a nearby object. Try taping a small piece of plastic to the side of the FloodCam's hood to obscure the bulb's light from the sensor. This should let the lights turn off normally.
 
===Related Articles===
 
===Related Articles===
[[Dual Floodlight Motion Detector Set-Up]]
 
:Key Topics: flood,instructions,set,up,light,dual
 
  
 
[[Category:troubleshooting]]
 
[[Category:troubleshooting]]
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[[Category:frequently asked questions]]

Revision as of 03:35, 2 August 2006

Questions

I can't turn off the lights on my FloodCam. What should I do?

If you can turn FloodCam camera on and off using the remote control--but not the spotlights--then please follow the steps below. Note: Do this during daylight hours in a well-lit environment.

  • Turn off or disconnect power to the FloodCam.
  • Turn the "Light Sensitivity" dial all the way to the "LIGHT" setting (extreme counter-clockwise position).
  • Turn the "Delay" dial all the way to the "MIN" setting (extreme counter-clockwise position).
  • Cover the motion detector; then turn the power to the Flood Cam back on. After about 30-60 seconds, uncover the motion detector.
  • Now walk in front of the FloodCam; then leave its viewing area for at least another 60 seconds.
  • At this point, the lights should turn off.
  • If the lights have not turned off, stay out of the viewing area of the motion detector and use any X10 remote control to send an "OFF" signal to that FloodCam. Make sure that the House and Unit code you use match the one set on the FloodCam.

If the problem persists, the FloodCam's sensor may be picking up stray light. The FloodCam circuitry will only control the light in response to motion if it is dark. If the bulb is mounted so that it sheds even a small amount of light on the photocell, the FloodCam assumes it is daylight and then fails to turn off the lights. This can also happen if light is bouncing off your house or a nearby object. Try taping a small piece of plastic to the side of the FloodCam's hood to obscure the bulb's light from the sensor. This should let the lights turn off normally.

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