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Tips For Positioning An Outdoor Motion Sensor Security Light

There are many different types of outdoor motion sensor security lights that can be purchased at many lighting or home improvement stores.

An outdoor motion sensor security light can come in a number of different sizes and shapes, including circular, rectangular, and triangular. The style chosen should complement where the light is being placed while creating the proper amount of light to be an effective deterrent.

Many homeowners use an outdoor motion sensor security light as a deterrent to keep criminals and other unsavory characters away from doors, windows, and access points to the home and the placement of the outdoor motion sensor security light will reflect that. Some people would like the security lights to be noticed before they are triggered, so the lighting may be set near eye level to attract attention. If the light is not supposed to be noticed or the homeowner does not have a preference, then the placement of the outdoor motion sensor security light will generally be installed under the eaves of the roof angling down to allow light to fall on the person or item that triggered the light in a wide beam or focused glow.

Motion Sensor Security Light -Positioning For Illumination

An outdoor motion sensor security light that is placed under the eaves of the roof are generally brighter than the ones used near eye level, which are bright but not as intense as the flood lighting used higher up. In some cases, the brighter lights are used to illuminate larger areas while the dimmer lights are used to illuminate specific areas such as doors and windows. When the outdoor motion sensor security light is installed, the light is generally wired to a basic light switch that turns the power for the lights on and off.

An outdoor motion sensor security light can be used for larger areas, but as the light moves farther away from the home, the less it will illuminate. Some homeowners will use an outdoor motion sensor security light to illuminate the portion of the yard closest to the home but will generally use another type of lighting further out in the yard as well. There are several different styles that may be the best outdoor security light for illuminating larger yards and the salesperson at the retailer carrying the lighting may be able to give you a general idea of what the lights would work well in your area.

It can be difficult to determine where the outdoor motion sensor security light housings should be placed around the home. Most individuals say that security lights works best when spaced equally around the home. To determine the placement of the lighting in relation to everything else that is located around the home, you may want to make a draft of the area detailing where you think the lights should be placed. This allows you to not only determine how many outdoor motion sensor security lights will be needed, but where the lights should be placed as well.