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Should I Install Motion Sensor Lights on the Outside of My Garage?

When you’re thinking of whether or not to install motion sensor lighting on the outside of your garage, there are some things to consider. Location, type of light, size of lighting, etc are just a few ideas of what to look for. One thing for sure, if you are placing the motion light on the outside of your home, you will want a weather resistant light.

What To Look For In Exterior Lighting

One of the first things you should think about is where the light will be located. Will you use a light that is higher on the building for a wider light range? Will it be more of a lower level light meant for just a small space? You will want to think of all of this before you decide to mount your new light.

Another thing to think about is where on your structure will the light be located. Will it be under an eave or porch? If that is the case, it may not be necessary to make sure the light is weatherproof. If the light is going to be above the garage door, you may want to invest in a light that is permeable to the weather.

Style, design, and controls are also options to have looked into. If the light will be visible, you may want to make sure the style is compatible with the front of your home to maximize curb appeal. When it comes to the control of the light, and if you’re choosing a light with the motion sensor, this can really add to the security of your home.

Speaking of security, isn’t that the main reason for having a motion sensor light? Maybe you wish to have a security light to deter unwanted visitors. You may also want a light to light up the walkway or driveway as you are walking into your home. No matter what the reason is, I think we all like the thought of feeling secure, especially at our own home.

What Motion Sensor Lights Mean For You

Ultimately, security is our main reason for adding a motion sensor light to the exterior of our home. The bottom line is this:

  • The light should be placed where you need it most and will be most effective offering the most light where you will be walking and living
  • Outdoor light fixtures should be weather resistant if they are not under a porch or eave of the roof and be protected from the weather and elements in the event they get wet
  • Choose compatible fixtures to coordinate with your home to add some curb appeal
  • Choose smart lighting controls and bulbs that are meant for the outdoor weather

Brands of Exterior Motion Sensor Lighting

If you’re adding lighting to your exterior, you may wish for some of the top brands. Some of the brands we have found include:

  • RAB Super Stealth Lights
  • Mr. Beam Wireless Spotlight
  • Litom Outdoor Solar Lights
  • And more…

You may check your local hardware store for the type of lighting that works best for you.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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