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Solar Powered Motion Sensor Lights Article


Adding security to your home or property is now easier than ever with solar motion sensor lights and you will not have to hire an electrician or run expensive wiring. Best of all, they are powered by the sun, so you can place one anywhere around your property. Solar motion sensor lights are perfect for entryways, walkways, sheds, patios, balconies, decks, steps, garages, driveways, carports, and backyard and farm sheds. Also great for RVs and other areas where electricity is not available.

Solar motion sensor lights infrared motion sensor automatically turns on when movement is detected, allowing your family or visitors to have light as they are entering your yard or deter crime by alerting you of unexpected visitors that have entered your property.

How Solar Motion Sensor Lights Work

Solar motion sensor lights have a small electronic eye that detects infrared waves (heat waves) that radiate from moving objects. When the sensor detects movement the light will automatically turn on. On most solar motion sensor lights the light duration can be adjusted from lengths of 1-4 minutes. Light will stay continuously on as long as motion is detected. They can detect motion up to 45 feet away within a 180-degree area. Solar motion sensor lights have a day/night photocell that deactivates the light during daylight hours.

Where to install your solar motion sensor lights

Ideally, it is best to mount your solar security lights approx. 6 to 10 ft. above the ground and position the motion detector sensor pointing toward your walkway that leads to your front or back doors. That way the lights will come on when you approach your home at night. Solar motion sensor lights are also great for adding light to potential hazardous locations such as stairways, decks, or swimming pools. If security is your priority, position the solar motion sensor light to cover dark areas of you yard, around bushes or trees, fence gates, patio doors or anywhere to deter intruders.

Solar motion sensor lights and solar security lights are easy to install and each brand is different, so carefully read the instruction prior to installation. With most solar motion sensor lights on the market today, they come equipped with a detachable solar panel, light, sensor, mounting brackets and a cord that connects the solar panel to the light. Set the controls to your desired setting then place the solar panel in an area that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, then place the light and sensor under eves or any area that needs light. Allow the unit at least 1 full day to charge the included rechargeable battery. Solar lights are low maintenance lights, the only thing that you will need to maintain with your solar motion sensor light would be to keep the solar panel clean and change out the battery approx every 2 or 3 years.

Several styles to choose from; whether you need a solar security light for your home or a larger solar motion sensor light for your business, we have the solar motion sensor light to fit your application.

Posted by Donna Clinton on April 9, 2013

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