You come home late in the evening, are you alone? You don't really know if your home lacks proper outdoor lighting. Should it not be comforting to have outdoor lamps automatically come on when you enter the driveway.
Having outdoor lighting gives you some security and an extra sense of comfort. Not only will it help when returning home, it can also provide perimeter security while at home. An illuminated home is much safer than a dark shaded house.
There are several options with outdoor lighting. One of the most common ways to use is activation of the motion sensor. When motion is detected by the sensor, the lights are lit for a preset time. The motion sensor can typically aim to cover specific areas while eliminating activation from normal street traffic.
Other common methods are timer activated, twilight to dawn enabled, and of course those that can be connected via the common household switch. There are also available headlights that can be switched from motion to dusk-to-dawn mode. From an environmental point of view, the ideal method for activating the motion sensor is that it will not be overnight.
Outdoor Flood Lights can be purchased in a variety of styles to suit every need. There are types that are electrically powered or those that are solar powered.
Lamps available include glowing, quartz halogen, high intensity discharge (high pressure sodium and metal halide), CFL and LED. However, CFL and high-intensity discharge types are not suitable for use with motion sensors.
Depending on your needs and the design of your property, you can choose landscape or climbing lights, porch lights, garage mounted or wall mounted around the perimeter of your home. It is best to evaluate your home and property for areas that may have security or safety issues. With this assessment made it is easy to come up with a list of what to buy.