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Why is my lamp post not working?
almost always the problem is the light sensor. You could simply have loose wiring in the post too. They are usually just wire-nuts tying the wiring together. If the light doesn’t come on you should find the GFI circuit the light is on, and ensure it’s not popped.
Why is my yard light not working?
Check the breaker panel and verify that the circuit breaker is on. If off, turn it on and check your yard light. If the yard light still does not turn on, move onto the next step. Remove the breaker panel cover to expose the breaker and the wiring.
Why would an outdoor light stop working?
There are three major problems that cause your outdoor lighting system to malfunction after one of these weather events: power outage, tripped GFCI and tripped breaker.
How do you find a short in outdoor lighting?
You can find shorts in outdoor lighting by looking for wires that are cut, broken, frayed, are improperly connected, or are stretched by roots or rocks. We’d also look for bad, wet, corroded, or damaged sockets. We’d be checking for any areas that could be exposing wires or bulbs to moisture too.
How long do outdoor light sensors last?
The LED in the LED with Motion Sensor (Smartsense) bulb has a 25,000-hour lifetime. With an average usage of 3 hours per day, that’s more than 22 years. It can be switched on and off more than 15,000 times.
Why is one of my landscape lights not working?
If one of your lights simply isn’t working, there’s a good chance it’s just because the bulb is burned out and needs to be replaced. You might want to consider upgrading to an LED light since they will last much longer.
Why would an outside light stopped working?
How do you troubleshoot an outdoor low voltage light?
1. Landscape Lights Won’t Come On
- Confirm that the transformer is set to ON.
- See if the transformer is getting power by checking the voltage and amperage.
- Check the power outlet by plugging a device like a phone into it.
- Make sure the wires going to the transformer are tight and fully inside the terminal lugs.
Why is my motion sensor outdoor light not working?
If the light won’t come on after adjusting and cleaning the sensor, try a simple trick. Turn off the circuit breaker that controls the light circuit and leave it off for 30 minutes. Turn on the breaker and see if the light comes on. If it does, adjust the sensor range and sensitivity as needed.
Why did my motion light stop working?
Wipe the sensor with a clean, soft cloth—something that doesn’t scratch glass and plastic surfaces. Check and/or change the bulb. If the sensor is clean and clear, but the problem persists, you might examine or change the bulbs in your motion light, since they last a while, but will wear out over time.