Motion Sensor Stairway Lighting for Enhanced Home Safety

There are places in every home that can use more illumination. Closets, dark corners, decks, basements and garages are some of the possible places. Indoor and outdoor stairways are others. Light fixtures at the top or bottom of stairways do not always provide all the light needed to traverse the stairs safely. Since most staircases do not have electrical outlets on their walls, providing additional lighting is not easily done. If you have this problem in your home, the perfect answer to it is to attach wall mounted, battery operated motion sensor stairway lighting.

 Motion Sensor Stairway Lights

One motion sensor lighting fixture to consider installing is Mr. Beams MB 530 Battery Powered Motion Sensing LED Step Light. This unit has an extremely bright LED that operates on a minimum amount of power. The light emitted is white with a slight bluish cast, not warm yellow, so it provides plenty of illumination on dark staircases. The motion sensor turns it on and off automatically when detecting movement as far as 30 feet away. The flat-bottomed design is easily mounted with either screws or adhesive tape, which is provided with the fixture. The unit can be set to stay on for 20 seconds or 60 seconds each time it is activated. It also has a glow feature, which can be set to on or off. When set to glow, the unit gives off a soft glow of light continuously. The design is weatherproof for indoor or outdoor use. It should run for over a year on a set of three C batteries, which are not included in the package. Finally, it comes with a one year limited warranty.

Another stairway lighting choice is the Sylvania 72452 LED Motion Activated Guideway Lighting Kit. This light is composed of four LED strips of ten inches in length each, which are great for configuring around a corner if the staircase turns. Eight AA batteries are included, which is two for each strip. Besides this starter unit, there are telescopic units, universal joints and end caps available. The fixture offers customizable time settings for the length of time the light remains on when motion activated. An easy snap-together installation speeds mounting the fixture. Some customers who installed this stairway lighting liked the flexibility of the four strips of LEDs. Some mounted two at the top and two at the bottom of their stairs for greater illumination.

A fixture newly on the market is the DORCY 41-1070 LED Wireless Motion Sensor Stair-Lite. This unit utilizes the motion sensor and includes a photo sensor with brightness control and a variable setting timer. The light will only turn on in the dark when motion is detected. This saves energy and battery life because the light will not turn on when the light is merely dim, like on a cloudy day. The light can be set to turn off after 30 seconds or remain on for as long as two minutes. The batteries will last for over a year with this new design.

So as you can see there are many options when it comes to motion sensor stairway lighting. Making your home safe is very important and with these easy to install lights that responsibility just got easier.

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