How to Choose the Best Motion Detector Lights

by:CTECHi     2020-04-15
If you are looking for an easy solution to illuminate the area outside your home after dusk, installing motion detector lights is a cheap, fast and easy answer.This outdoor safety lighting is ideal for remote areas that illuminate dark roads, yards, and garages.The way this type of safety system works is also simple: the motion sensor light starts when a person or object passes through an infrared or laser.
If a person or object remains active in the detection area, the light will remain open.When motion is no longer detected, or when a person or object leaves the detection area, the light will be turned off after the scheduled time.How does the motion activation light work?Outdoor motion sensors detect infrared light by using small electronic eyes.
Infrared rays measure heat waves that radiate from any moving object.As a warm objectg.Cars, animals, people) move through the detection field and the lights turn on automatically.The time for these lights to remain on depends on the time set by the light fixture\'s timer.
Unless the sensor continues to sense motion within its range, the light turns off automatically.The outdoor lighting system of most motion sensors has a 240 degree semi-circular field of view and a maximum distance range of 70 feet.A common problem that many people encounter when using these lights is annoying travel.
Cars that drive past, and even leaves that pass through, can turn on lights or floodlights.Not only is this annoying for homeowners and neighbors, but it is also the reason why some people refuse to install motion detector lights.But the problem can be solved by doing two things: (I) adjusting the distance of the light-Range settings and/or (ii) limit the field of view of the sensor by aiming more closely at the sensor or applying tape to it.
Most motion detectors also allow users to work manually.Usually this is done by turning off the light switch for a second and then re-opening.What this will do is keep the lights on all the time.
In order to go back to the automatic settings, just double-click the switch for the second time.How to choose the best outdoor sports sensor light choose the best outdoor sports detector light for your enjoyment and safety needs, you must carefully consider three main factors: (1) before turning on the light, how far do you want your motion detector to feel the motion?If your primary goal of installing a motion sensor lighting system is safety, then the inductive distance will be a key factor in which model you choose to purchase.In fact, this is what the best outdoor sports sensors do best.
LED and halogen lamps are the best option to achieve this.If your goal is just to light up the road or decorate the landscape lighting, then you may just want to buy motion sensor lights that are cheaper and more functional.Solar, portable and compact fluorescent lamps are often the best choice for lighting decks, porches, and garages.
(2) How wide do you want the motion sensor to detect?Coverage width (or detection area measured in degrees) is another very important factor to consider.You can\'t do better than the full circle (360 degrees) coverage area.This will allow you to not be detected by the sensor of the safety light.
However, if your motion detector is mounted on an outdoor wall, half a circle (180 degrees) may be enough.(3) how bright do you want your motion sensor light to be?Since bulbs in high quality motion sensors can handle up to 300 watts or more, this should be taken seriously into account before purchasing.Again, you may want bright lights if your main goal is safety.
But if your goal is primarily for beauty, you might consider a bulb design with a maximum bulb power of 150 --300 watts.Here are some of the extras you need to consider: (a) if you choose an outdoor safety light for a motion sensor, do you want the light fixture to have a socket for a CFL bulb, an incandescent lamp, or a quartz halogen lamp?(B) Is there a photoelectric tube for the device to prevent opening during the day?(C) Does the fixture have two brightness levels?Good external motion sensors will have timers for general lighting purposes-Based on the medium brightness level for a few hours between dusk and dawn (or 3-6 hours after dusk ).Or, it should have a higher level of brightness when motion is detected.
Solar-There are a few things to consider if you decide to use solar motion detector lights: Professionals (1) they don\'t need wires, simple to install.They will still work if there is a power outage.Solar panels need direct sunlight.The fixture will not work properly if the panel is set in the shadow area.
In addition, solar energyElectric outdoor lights do not work well in winter or when it rains.(2) you need to replace the rechargeable battery every few years.(3) limited brightness and power.Battery-If the battery-powered motion sensor light-The electric motion detector light is something you are thinking about, here are a few points to consider: (1) most of the installation doubleDouble sided tape because of its compact and lightweight design.
(2) they are most suitable for low traffic areas such as fence doors, deck steps and garages.(3) use LED (LED) lamps to save the life of the battery.(4) The last point is to look for a fixture that maximizes energy capacity by using AA or AAA batteries.
People who use button batteries or coin batteries need to replace them more frequently.Keep your specific requirements in mind when looking for the best motion detector lights.The right combination of lights and sensors will depend on knowing your specific cabling limitations and usage scenarios.
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