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Author Topic: Finally ! VT38A Floodcam doesn't stay on forever !!  (Read 16139 times)

gringler

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Finally ! VT38A Floodcam doesn't stay on forever !!
« on: March 09, 2009, 08:44:41 PM »

Hi All,

Just wanted to share my experience with the VT38A floodcam...
As many in the forum, I experienced the problem of having the VT38A not turning off after the sensor activated it...  I tried all settings for each control (Night/Day  and  Min/Max time)... with no success.

Days ago, I simply tried the following : I changed the light bulbs... I used to have 70 W halogen floodlights (outdoors rating)... now I installed standard incandescent 65W floodlights...

Now the VT38A works as it is supposed to work... and turns off !
And it's been working fine for almost a week now.

Hope this helps the forum folks that are experiencing the same problem !

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tom j

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Re: Finally ! VT38A Floodcam doesn't stay on forever !!
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 04:30:41 AM »

Hi All,

Just wanted to share my experience with the VT38A floodcam...
As many in the forum, I experienced the problem of having the VT38A not turning off after the sensor activated it...  I tried all settings for each control (Night/Day  and  Min/Max time)... with no success.

Days ago, I simply tried the following : I changed the light bulbs... I used to have 70 W halogen floodlights (outdoors rating)... now I installed standard incandescent 65W floodlights...

Now the VT38A works as it is supposed to work... and turns off !
And it's been working fine for almost a week n

Hope this helps the forum folks that are experiencing the same problem !




Anybody else find this worked that's the only reason I haven't bought one. I really wanted to buy 150 watt bulbs.  :(    ???


Tom j.
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dave w

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Re: Finally ! VT38A Floodcam doesn't stay on forever !!
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 09:59:15 AM »

Do it.
"The Dual Floodlight Motion Detector is completely weatherproof and can be used with incandescent or halogen bulbs rated for 150W".
 
http://www.x10.com/security/pr511_s.html

I think it is the Halogen bulb that creates the problem, but I don't understand why.
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Re: Finally ! VT38A Floodcam doesn't stay on forever !!
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011, 01:40:48 PM »

gringler didn't mention it, but the VT38A is a 3 unit camera/floodlight package. 3 separate camera/floodlight units.
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Re: Finally ! VT38A Floodcam doesn't stay on forever !!
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2011, 11:07:50 AM »

Do it.
"The Dual Floodlight Motion Detector is completely weatherproof and can be used with incandescent or halogen bulbs rated for 150W".
 
http://www.x10.com/security/pr511_s.html

I think it is the Halogen bulb that creates the problem, but I don't understand why.

Say thanks alot think all the bugs are out of these floodlights? or are there some things I should be concerned about.

Tom j
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Re: Finally ! VT38A Floodcam doesn't stay on forever !!
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011, 10:33:35 AM »

Gringler,

I would like to add that to correct the Floodcam behavior you need to use the 65W incandescent bulbs and House code D1. I know it doesn't make sense, but after testing out all the House codes and Unit codes combinations, I found out that the D1 is the one that is not causing issues with the VT38As.
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Re: Finally ! VT38A Floodcam doesn't stay on forever !!
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2011, 06:43:23 PM »

See http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=10202.0

Seems to be a programming issue.
The floodcam re-evalautes whether to turn off the lights after time has passed,
not based on whether it decided to turn them on earlier.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2011, 09:53:30 AM by 20110907 »
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