Thursday, 22 May 2014 19:06

Decorative Motion Lights at your Front Door Enhance Beauty and Security

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The front door light or front porch light on most homes is not motion controlled.  The light is either on or off, depending on whether someone remembered to flick the switch.  As a result, the light sometimes stays on during the day, or stays off at night - either way, not the best use of the light for either energy cost and conservation or safety.  One easy way to deal with this problem, save money on energy costs and get the safety benefits of a light at your front door that will be on when you need it, is to use a motion sensor light.  These lights come in many decorative styles, colors and designs that are sure to enhance the beauty of your home front.

Not so long ago, motion sensor lights came in only a few, flood light styles.  Colors were typically either black or white, and the industrial look of these lights did not lend themselves well to a front door setting.  Not so any longer.  Even the flood light motion light styles no longer have this drab industrial look.  But look further at the decorative wall-style motion light, and you will find a vast selection of beautiful styles and designs to choose from.

These lights really give you quite a benefit for the cost.  The cost is slightly higher than you will pay for the non-motion light lights of similar style, but the motion sensor is the key to the benefits.

Features

Most of these decorative motion lights include a dusk-to-dawn sensor, meaning your light can be set to automatically turn on at dusk, and turn off at dawn.  These are the key times when you want your front door light on.  Also, many of these lights have what is called a Dual Brite system, which is designed to save on your energy costs while still giving you the safety of an outdoor light to repel unwanted guests.  The Dual Brite system causes the light to go into a low-light mode during the night, when no motion is detected.  The light is still on, but at a lower level, conserving energy costs for you when no one is near the light.  When motion is then detected, the light will fully illuminate, giving you the lighting you need when you need it.

The sensor on these lights typically covers a full 180 degrees, with a range of 30 feet.  This makes it ideal to pick up movement on both sides of your front door or front porch area, as well as from the front.

Sensitivity on most of these lights is adjustable, and many of these lights also have a manual override feature, allowing you to use the light as a standard, non-motion-sensor, light.

Decorative Motion Lights Come in Various Styles, Designs and Colors

The range of decorative motion lights include lower-cost alternatives, all the way to high end, higher-cost selections to fit any home style.  These lights install easily, and use your existing wiring without the need for costly electrician bills to enjoy the convenience and benefits these lights bring.  Make sure to read all directions when installing your light, and make sure to turn off the electricity at your fuse or circuit box before attempting to install a new light (or remove an existing light)!  Consult an electrician if you have any doubts or questions.

Try a motion light at your front door, and chances are, you are going to want to replace all existing outdoor lights at your home with motion sensor light products.  Next step, adding motion lighting inside your home!

 

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