help me figure out how this mystery light works
There is a motion sensitive light in our driveway that is motion sensitive only part of the time. It's controlled by a switch inside the house that is on a panel with two other switches, one for an inside hallway light and one for the garage light.
If the light is off and you hit the switch, the light will turn on and stay on just like a regular light. In those cases the motion-sensor doesn't work.
On occasion, however, we must hit the switch in such a way that the motion sensor gets activated. In that case the light will turn on only if there is motion right in front of it and then immediately turn off when the motion ceases.
We've never been able to figure out what toggles between those two settings, and although I'd like the light to be in motion-sensing mode all the time, we occasionally hit the switch by mistake when turning on one of the other lights, which puts it back in default regular mode, and we can't figure out how to put it back in motion-sensing mode.
Any ideas? Is it possible that you have to hit one or more of the other two switches in a given sequence to get this one to toggle to the right setting, even though they control different lights?