Here are the most common reasons why your Bentham Outdoor LED Post Lantern is not turning on:
- It’s daytime. This lantern has a built-in photocell sensor (a.k.a “dusk-to-dawn”) which turns the light OFF during the day; then ON at night. Try placing the included plastic Cap over the photocell eye (or observe the light at night) to see if it turns on.
- A switch controlling the light is turned off. Some outdoor lanterns can be manually switched on-and-off. Check to see that the controlling wall switch is turned ON.
- The fuse is blown, or the circuit breaker is turned off. Replace the fuse and/or ensure the circuit breaker is turned on.
- Faulty wire connection. Check all wiring with a non-contact voltage tester to ensure they are sufficiently energized.
- Too much light trespassing at night. Though unlikely, if there is a lot of light shining down on the lantern (for example, a nearby streetlight), the fixture’s photocell may “think” it is daytime, and therefore it won’t turn on. Try covering the photocell with the included plastic cap (or cover with your hand).