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Motion Sensor Lights: Ideal For Security
By: Mr. Light, Inc.
A motion sensor light can be the ideal choice if you are worried about walking to your garage in the dark, down an alleyway connected to your home late at night or even just a dark space outside your house. They are also useful tools for security purposes and can flood an area with light when any movement is detected making them good deterrents for burglars and pests. Motion sensor lights are relatively inexpensive and simple to install too making them a great option if you are looking for outside lighting.
Motion sensor lights work by detecting infrared waves or heat waves which are given off by moving objects. When the detector senses an object moving, it electronically turns on the lights. Motion detectors pick up warmer objects such as animals and people, easier and so it is unlikely to turn on unnecessarily. You can choose how long you want the lights to last and unless the sensory continually senses movement, it will switch itself off after the preset amount of time. You can also choose the size of your detectors ‘field of vision’ and the distance it can detect from as well. This is very useful if you have a shorter driveway and don’t want your sensor going off every time someone walks down the road, for example. The motion sensor light will automatically switch itself ‘off’ during the day so you don’t need to worry about unnecessary energy usage.
The positioning of your motion sensor light will depend entirely on what its purpose is. If you are looking to create an added sense of security in your home then place on to cover the pathways leading to your front door and your driveway (if relevant) – this way your route to your front door will be well lit if you are returning home at night. You can also use motion sensor lights to highlight any potential hazards in your back garden such as steps down from a decking or patio area or to light up a gateway. The best height for the light is 6 to 10ft above ground.
Of course, installing a motion sensor light doesn’t guarantee that your home will not fall victim to an intruder but it is one of the most cost-effective ways of seeing off any potential unwanted activity in your home.
Mr. Light, Inc.