20 Most Recent Heath Zenith 270 Degree Replacement Motion Sensor - White, SL-5716-WH Questions & Answers

i ave a live switch leg no switch wil sensor function correctly or will it always stay on?

Heath Zenith 270... | Answered on Jan 12, 2014

Here goes......First of all I Have the wireless model sensor.....I called heath and they replaced the sensor......Still did not work...Like you the flood lite stays on......I called them again and they said it could be the floodlite base. they told me to to send it back to the warrantee dept which I just did today.....

Heath Zenith 270... | Answered on Feb 19, 2011

there is a slide switch on the bottom of the sensor......test....1 min.....5min...
u may have to reset the sensor....turn power off .....then remove batteries.....wait 5 min....then turn on power....then replace batteries ......do not move the sensor and wait 1.5 minutes...
U can also call heath zenith @ 800 858-8501 and talk to tech support....

Heath Zenith 270... | Answered on Feb 08, 2011

I have had a lot of problems with this model of sensor. I bought 6 a few months ago and they all are bad. I have since switch to a different model sl-5315-wh-a and all seems good again. I got them from Lowes. I think that they were around $23 each. I have been using these type sensors on my house for 20 years and have replaced them all at least 2 times.

Hope this helps

Heath Zenith 270... | Answered on Feb 08, 2011

Clean the light motion sesor plate under the light bulb.It dirty and it cover with dirts and moister probally that,why it on all the times.

Heath Zenith 270... | Answered on Oct 16, 2010

Manual for this sensor is not available.
In the Zenith I have installed The motion sensor battery slot was h at the back side of the sensor, you had to remove the sensor from the wall sliding it on one side to access the battery. It mounted two AA batteries, not AAA.

Heath Zenith 270... | Answered on Aug 17, 2010

Here is a link to the manual
Try setting the switches according to the manual
If problems continue, I imagine the light sensor may be bad, you can replace the whole unit for not too much money.

Heath Zenith 270... | Answered on Jun 03, 2010

Your motion detector is based on infrared or heat sensing technology. Moving air or wind will make your unit more sensitive to false alarming. Here are a few things for you to check: 1) make sure your unit is sealed. Any holes or openings in the unit's casing will affect operation. 2) you may need to readjust the unit's sensitivity. There may be an adjustment pod or jumper inside the detector to reduce sensitivity. 3) make sure the unit is mounted securely. If the wind causes the detector to move, even slightly, this could be the cause of your problem.

Heath Zenith 270... | Answered on Feb 02, 2010

Put a cover (shoe box, piece of cardboard, etc.) over the eye to block any possible movement that it may be seeing. If it still acts the same, then the electronics have failed. If it doesn't, then the eye is seeing something that you are not.

Let me know what you find.

Heath Zenith 270... | Answered on Dec 16, 2009

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