Security Motion Lights – will only activate the light when it senses motion. Sensor lighting has a small ‘eye’, that measures heat waves that radiate from moving objects. The sensor will only function if humans, animals or vehicles were to trigger it. Rain, falling leaves or even snow will not trigger the sensor. Generally most sensor lights will have 3 function dials for time, light level and sensitivity. The Timer will allow you 1 to 20 minutes of light depending on were you set the dial. The sensitivity dial offers you how much area you wish to cover, and the lux dial measures the current light level you desire. The position and level of your motion sensor light needs to be precise. Having your light mounted too high could cause you to be out of range for the sensor to trigger. Another big factor for installing security motion lights, you are helping to reduce your electricity bill as the light is not operating 24/7 and only functioning on sudden movement.
Dusk to Dawn Sensors – Hook your lighting up to dusk to dawn sensors, dusk to dawn sensors operate going into the dark and will disconnect going into sunrise. So this type of sensor will detect the presence of light and switch itself on when going into darkness. The advantage of the dusk to dawn sensor, it will automatically illuminate your lighting throughout the night until daylight starts to immerse. This type of lighting would be good for welcoming guest coming or leaving your home. The big disadvantage it adds to your electrical bill and polluting the planet with energy waste.
LED Floodlights – If you are looking for lighting that is high in illumination this is the type of light for you! Most people will think of floodlighting in a football stadium, car parks or large commercial and industrial buildings. The LED floodlights can be excellent for lighting up medium to large scale back and front yard lighting and and LED floodlight of about 100 watts would be sufficient enough to light this size of yard. Having a floodlight with a cool white temperature and lumens in the value of 1500lm to 2000lm should be more than enough. At km.electric we highly regard using a motion sensor type LED floodlight over having it switched by manual control.