Rated 1.8 out of 5 by 19
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by gtoownr1 Buyer beware, Do Not Buy!!!
I bought a similar model (Journeyman) 4 years ago the sensor lasted approximately 2 years, so much for lifetime. I called tech support for assistance, they wanted me to ship light back in original packaging for a replacement. Who keeps a lighting box that long, REALLY? What a joke. I bit the bullet and bought a new one, thinking maybe just a fluke. The new one installed, worked great, then bought a third. Of course now they are all dead, with the lights staying on all the time. The third light went bad first after being installed for less than a year. Now two weeks ago number two died.
I will never buy this or any Heath Zenith product again.
August 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rodger Journeyman light
I had a Heath Zenith light in the past and had nothing but trouble with it. I decided to replace it with a more expensive light, the Journeyman. It took about 1/2 hour to install and about 6 hours trying to adjust it. And it still doesn't work. I end up getting out of bed at 2 in the morning to shut the light off because it has been on for the past 2 hours. I called the tech support number in the manual. The voice mail I get is "Welcome to Heath Zenith" I isolated my problem right then. It turns out my expensive Journeyman light is a repackaged Heath Zenith. If I knew it was a Heath Zenith I would not have even purchased it. It is going back to the store. Waste of time and money.
September 10, 2008
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JustMe Heath Zenith 270-Degree Outdoor Motion-Sensing Security Light
In the last 8 years I've had to replace 4 of these lights. Each light has had the motion sensor fail and and the lights will not go out. I've done the tapping of the motion sensor and it will work for a while but in time that doesn't work either, and they have to be replaced. The first one I bought cost about 60 bucks and now I see that they are over a C Note, guess I'll be looking for something else to replace them with.
I really like these lights when they work, easy to set up, and very bright.
Save your money and buy something else, these things a junk.
November 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 55chev Journeyman 270 DegreeMotion Sensing Security Light
I bought this light since I wanted a really bright security light on the back of my garage. It is NOT easy to assemble and NOT easy to aim- especially on a ladder. The control panel is difficult to access and the rubber cover is VERY easy to misplace since it is not attached-just pushes in place. Woe be unto you if you do maintenance on your electrical system and disconnect power to this light since it seems to stay off after that. It seems to have a mind of its own and does not respond to corrective actions as spelled out in the instructions. Twice I have just given up and walked away. It has finally come back on as desired(on its own) Why ?? I have no idea. Don't buy. That is why I am here. Looking for a better one... Live and learn !!
November 12, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lawyerbob Run away!
Anything - ANYTHING - would be better than this light! I think it may be haunted. Read all the other one-star reviews and that will save me some typing- they're all true. Mine currently has one bulb out (the one I haven't replaced yet - and won't), and the other bulb flashes briefly then goes back off when the unit is "activated." It used to stay on all day from time to time, for no reason. Other times it wouldn't come on if I danced around in front of it and waved my arms. The little red light would blink, though. Two of the adjuster parts broke when an electrician friend installed it (about three months ago), and it's been downhill from there. I could go on and on.
Buy anything but this one. One star is supposed to mean "poor," but I'm not sure this light rises to that level.
November 29, 2009
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Joey Light Stuck ON? Solution: "Smack" Motion Sensor!
I have bought both the HD-9260-BZ-C and HD-9250-BZ-C. Both would have the light stick in ON position after about 2-3 years of usage. While looking for answer, I noticed a review that said he would "smack" the sensor to get it to work. This also worked for me! A couple of GENTLE taps with a wooden broom handle to the sensor did the trick (best to do it during the daylight with circuit breaker OFF). If this helped you, click on the thumbs up symbol, so it will help others.
August 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RIO1945 BOUGHT ONE YEARS AGO.
Have had a Journeyman model similar to this for some years that I bought at Home Depot. Mine came with "lifetime" warranty that was honored by HD when the first unit failed. Yes, life of the 250W halogen bulbs in this is way too short. I have several large 500W halogen lites that seem to last for years. One suggestion is to use 150W halogen bulbs instead...if you're OK with less output.
April 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by InYubaCity Journeyman
This product worked fine for about four months and then it went out to lunch.
There is no rhyme or reason why it turns itself on. Sometimes it will turn itself on and stay on, even through the day. At night I sometimes see it turning off and on throughout the night for no apparent reason.
It's too expensive to allow it to turn on if it stays on all the time at 2x250 watts.
Would not recommend.
June 4, 2009