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Why Motion Sensor Lights? An Inside Look at Your Next DIY Home Project

Posted by Katy Foley on May 1, 2019 at 3:33 PM. Filed under LED Lighting, Around the Home, Safety & Security

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Are you still turning on your lights manually? Out of habit, you may not even think about having to flip the switch on and off every time you enter and leave the room–which could also mean you're forgetting to turn off the lights. Motion sensing lights can change the way you think about lighting by providing convenience, energy efficiency, security and an even a decorative touch around your home. Here's an inside look at why adding motion sensor lights should be your next DIY home project.

Benefits of Motion Sensor Lights

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The right lighting can really bring your home to life, but it can also provide more than illumination to your rooms. Whether it's under cabinet lighting in the kitchen, night lights in the hallway or security lights outside, motion sensing lighting can be incorporated in many different areas of your home and seamlessly fit into your routine. 

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One of the more obvious benefits of having motion sensor lights but not one to take lightly is the added convenience factor. Believe us, once you have a few motion-activated lights in your house, you'll wonder why you didn't have them in your bathroom, kitchen, hallways and other rooms sooner! 

When you are bringing in groceries with no spare room to juggle anything else (because who wants to take more than one trip inside from the car) or when it's late and you can't find the light switch half asleep in the dark, the automatic trigger of a motion sensor light coming on when your movement is detected is game-changing. 

Equally as nice, when you're late and in a hurry to run out the door, you won't have to take the extra time to go through the house making sure you turned off the lights or even worse forgetting to turn them off at all.

Energy Efficiency

Reduce your energy bill

It is common to fall into the routine of leaving lights on all around the house. But with every passing minute that your lights are on when they aren't needed, whether it's between movements in and out of the room or simply just forgetting to turn them off when you leave for good, your energy bill is rising.

Motion sensing lighting is an easy solution that requires no extra effort after installation to save you money, but provides a nice reminder every month when your bill comes in. Since they are automatic, you will never have to think about unnecessary energy usage from these lights again because they will only be on when you are actually in the room.  

Increases Security


Specifically with outdoor motion sensor lights, you can really improve the security of your home which is arguably the most important benefit of motion sensing lighting. Illuminating dark areas around your home can help void off danger including burglaries or theft and also deter troublesome pests from getting into your trashcans or potentially exposing your family to harmful disease.

The best outdoor motion sensing security light depends on where you live and what you're needing. There are plenty of different levels of brightness in security lights as well as numerous motion detection ranges. Some options even include the best of both worlds, serving as a security light that is bright and more alarming while also having an accent light mode that shines a warm welcoming glow like the GE Enbrighten LED Security and Accent Light. Read this blog post for more reasons to use security lights around your home. 

Decorative Meets Functional


The functionality of motion sensing lighting isn't the only thing to appreciate. As security lights can offer accent lighting in addition to their safety features, motion sensing night lights and under cabinet lighting can be versatile and add a decorative touch to your home too. LED under cabinet lights can really enhance your kitchen while also helping with meal prep or serving as task lighting under a cabinet in your work space. The cover designs and stylish finishes of night lights can be the perfect addition to your home decor while also illuminating hallways, bathrooms or any other room late at night. 

There are many different types of motion sensor lights that can be incorporated into your home. An easy first step is to start by exchanging your traditional night lights with LED motion sensing plug-in night lights around your home. Once you start enjoying the benefits of hands-free lighting, flipping the switch will be a thing of the past. 

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About the Author | Katy Foley

Katy is the Digital Marketing Specialist at Jasco, helping with online marketing efforts including email campaigns, blogging, public relations and company websites' efforts. Katy is the "hostess with the mostest", actively planning parties and get-togethers with friends and family with the help of her trusty sidekick Max the cattle dog, with a side job as a professional napper. She holds a degree in strategic communications from the University of Central Oklahoma.

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