Have you been considering adding more light to the outside of your home? As you start researching all of the different options available you will see so many amazing lighting choices. At Burley Electrical Services we want to make sure that you choose a lighting option that you will be happy with for years to come. Today we will talk about the benefits of installing outdoor motion sensor lighting to your home.
What Are Outdoor Motion Sensor Lights For?
Let’s start by describing what motion sensor lights are. Motion sensor lights are temporary switches that turn the light on if movement is detected within the sensor’s field of view. As long as movement continues the lights will stay on. If movement in the sensor’s field of view ceases the lights will stay on for a set amount of time and then they will automatically turn off. Motion sensor lights can also have daylight sensors so that they will not turn on during the daytime when motion is detected. Daylight sensors are great if you are installing the motion sensor lights outdoors.
Financial Advantages of Motion Detector Lights
The largest perk of motion sensor lighting is that you save money on your utilities. Motion sensor lights are perfect for areas of your property that you do not have a need for constant lighting in. By having the lights only turn on when someone is in the area you are able to reduce the amount of time that the lights are running when they are not needed. In turn your power bill will be reduced. This is a particularly large benefit in commercial buildings. Commercial building owners frequently install motion sensor lighting indoors. They are especially beneficial in restrooms and storage rooms that do not get used throughout the entire day. Homeowners use them more outdoors to help light up their yard in the evening. Another financial perk of using motion sensor lights is that you will not have to replace your light bulbs as frequently. When the lights are only turned on when they are in use they will not burn out as quickly as they would if you had to keep those same lights on all day or all night long.
Environmental Benefits of Motion Sensor Lights
If you have outdoor motion sensor lights installed they can help keep unwanted critters off of your lawn. Many different critters are afraid of the light and will leave your yard if lights turn on. Rabbits and skunks especially do not like the light. Raccoons like to come in the evening and get into your trash cans. If you have motion sensor lights they can help prevent raccoons from making a mess of your trash.
Motion Sensors for Home Security
Even more important than getting rid of pesky critters is getting rid of anyone that may be on your property to commit a crime. Vandals and burglars are not as likely to target your house if they know that there are lights on in your yard. Having a witness makes their crime more risky so they will try and pick a house that has a darker yard where they have a smaller chance of being seen.
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