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.