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Outside Light - Sensor not Working

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We had an outside light fitted by the electrician when the place was rewired a couple of years ago. Now, the light doesn't come on when people approach.

The electrics and bulb are ok as it works if we switch it to being on all the time. So it's the sensor, I'm assuming. How do I go about getting that fixed ? The thing is a boxed in lantern type light so there's no easy way of getting to it.

Thanks !
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  • zax47
    zax47 Posts: 1,263 Forumite
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    Not even worth beginning to think about trying to repair. For what they cost, replace it.
  • Dick_here
    Dick_here Posts: 1,605 Forumite
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    zax47 wrote: »
    Not even worth beginning to think about trying to repair. For what they cost, replace it.

    I appreciate that, but it's supposed to be done by an electrician I assume ?
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  • zax47
    zax47 Posts: 1,263 Forumite
    edited 12 October 2009 at 6:24PM
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    I appreciate that, but it's supposed to be done by an electrician I assume ?

    Grey area - to say the least (speaking as an electrician). Like for like replacement is not usually notifiable work under Part P. But........this is in one of the 3 places that it is (technically) required to use a professional/notify -kitchen, bathroom, outside).

    However, if you feel suitably competent and can turn off the supply, wield a screwdriver with purpose and have a small clue what you are doing, then I would just get on and do it. If it means working from a ladder then take the appropriate precautions and get assistance.

    You can always look here for some help;

    Lighting

    Domestic Electrical work

    Electrical safety

    N.B. For the benefit of my PLI insurers, the advice given above is just that - advice, and the reader takes it at their own risk. It is not given in any professional capacity.
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