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    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 3rd Dec 17, 2:31 PM
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    How many people does it take to change a light bulb!!...
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 2:31 PM
    How many people does it take to change a light bulb!!... 3rd Dec 17 at 2:31 PM
    Hi

    I have this sensor light in my porch area as I enter the house. It stopped working a few days ago and pretty sure the bulbs died.

    https://twitter.com/payrollexcel/status/937327217134264320

    Iíve tried taking the casing off but I canít seem to take it out and the more I pull the more I feel Iím going to take it off the ceiling!!

    Iíve lost manual which the electrician gave me so canít even use that. Thereís no make on the casing so canít even google it!!

    Any suggestions?
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    • WobblyDog
    • By WobblyDog 3rd Dec 17, 2:41 PM
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    I've got one like that. There are 2 notches on each side. Gently push a small flat-blade screwdriver into each one, and use it to lever the cover off slightly. When you've done that in all 4 notches, the cover should lift off. If the fitting has been in place for some time, there's a risk the plastic has become brittle and will break.

    There's a downloadable manual for a very similar lamp here:
    https://www.screwfix.com/p/lap-bulkhead-led-wall-lamp-with-pir-500lm-6w/86524#product_additional_details_container
    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 3rd Dec 17, 2:56 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 2:56 PM
    Thanks

    Are the bulbs replaceable? The first answer on the screwfix site says that they are not...
    • WobblyDog
    • By WobblyDog 3rd Dec 17, 3:01 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 3:01 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 3:01 PM
    I think manufacturers use that kind of casing for both non-replaceable LED arrays and replaceable E27-threaded lamps. Mine has a replaceable E27 lamp. If yours is more than a couple of years old, it's probably the replaceable type as well.
    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 3rd Dec 17, 6:33 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 6:33 PM
    Ok thanks

    Managed to replace bulb but it’s still not working - unit must be knackered!!
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 3rd Dec 17, 6:39 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 6:39 PM
    The cheap PIR sensors built into lamps do fail. If you want a longer lasting one get a Steinel separate PIR detector wired in.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
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