Home, Residential, electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Benefits of Motion Light Sensor Installation

You may not be aware that motion sensor lights can be used outside and inside a home. Well-positioned  motion  activated lights will greatly improve both  outdoor  and  indoor security. In  addition, the use of   indoor  motion  lights can   dramatically  help  save on utility  bills   by  ensuring  lighting is provided  when most needed.  The   following   will discuss other benefits and placements of motion sensor lights.  Once you’ve decided on installation, consult  with an experienced  licensed  electrician to obtain the best results for the project.


All of us can relate to  having  trouble  locating  the light switch in  a dark  room. Motion detector switches will make this  trouble  a  distant memory. Motion sensors will detect movement within a space and automatically  activate  a light  fixture. Imagine carrying two armfuls of groceries into a dark kitchen and lights instantly come on. Picture taking out the trash into a bin by the garage and a spotlight turns on.


Motion sensitive  light will  make  the  area they cover safer. It  is  common  sense  that there will be fewer accidents  in spaces with  adequate lighting. Areas of the home, such as garages, basements,  and  utility rooms, are  typically filled  with  items  that present hazards if not seen. Sensor switches that are  strategically placed will decrease dangers like tripping or falling in dimly-lit areas.


Security is the primary benefit that homeowners derive from  the installation of motion detector lights. The  landscaping  and  architectural features of  a  property will provide areas for intruders to conceal themselves. However, motion sensor lights  can get rid of these  dark  spots. As  for  a home’s  interior, motion  lighting  may  be  utilized  used similarly  for the  monitoring  of visitors  or  alerting  the  homeowner  to   someone’s presence.

Common Installation Locations

A professional electrician with extensive motion sensor light installation experience will know the ideal locations that provide the proper mix of convenience, safety, and security. As they are miniature devices for the detection of infrared energy, sensors need to be positioned with care to secure the ideal field of vision and prevent accidental activations. Below are the most common installation locations:

  • Entry Ways
  • Obscured Areas
  • Driveways
  • Walkways
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