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Install Motion Detectors on Outdoor Lighting

Save money and keep burglars away.

On when you need them, off when you don’t — that’s the beauty of outdoor lighting controlled by motion detectors.  And they can be a great deterrent for thieves.

They’re a more efficient choice than timers or photosensors because the light is on only when it’s needed.  Plus, timers need frequent resetting, and with photosensors, the light is on all night.  If you need all-night light, opt for an ENERGY STAR-qualified outdoor fixture with a CFL and a built-in photosensor.

Motion-sensor lights are a great dis-incentive for burglars. Otherwise, we’re aware of no special incentive programs for motion-sensor lighting at this time. If you know of any, please let us know.

How much can motion-sensor lighting really save me?

Motion detector light fixtures cost $10 to $150, depending on the type, features, and style. Compared to leaving a comparable light on all night, a 200W outdoor motion-sensor flood light can save up to $75 a year.

(1) Comments

  1. raingarden Jan 14, 2012

    install motion detectors on indoor lighting.

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