Using Outdoor Security Lights
Outdoor security lights, sometimes referred to as flood lights, are a great way to improve safety and monitor the outside areas of your home. These fixtures are designed to include such features as motion sensors or motion detectors, timers and tamper-proof features to trip the lights on when needed and keep your property safe and secure into the wee hours of night. Keeping your property well-lit, security lighting is a very effective preventive measure against intrusions and burglary.
When using outdoor security lights and motion sensor lights, there are a few things to consider:
- Keep lights out of reach - the harder it is for would-be criminals to reach your lights, the harder it is for them to tamper or disable them.
- Brighter isn't always better - Use multiple lamps of medium brightness rather than one bright lamp to reduce potential glare and provide the added assurance of back-up lighting, should one fixture need bulb replacement.
- Choose long lasting LED - With a lifespan much longer than incandescent and halogen bulbs, LEDs eliminate the hassle of replacing bulbs. Plus they're much more energy efficient!
Begin your security lighting project with a plan. Diagram your property to find the most effective placement and identify potential hard-to-reach spots. Start with high traffic areas such as walkways, doors, and carports, to make sure the places you frequent are bright and secure. For full security, make sure the back and sides of the house are lit too. For more advice, speak to our design specialists at 1-800-782-1967.
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