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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.

*Please note the links above direct to Amazon as I have found they offer the biggest selections and most competitive prices.*

Motion Activated Deck Stair Lighting for Beauty and Safety

Deck stair lighting can provide adequate light to help safely navigate stairways that would other wise be in total darkness. In the past, lighting fixtures were mainly utilitarian in style but today there is a wide selection of lighting choices that are available to consumers, making it possible to create safe and ambient stairways. Innovations in lighting fixtures are now quite advanced and come in many forms for example recessed lights that set flush into a stair riser, allow for safe walking. Then there are endless decorative lights that look light rocks or other nature items. Many of these lights are also starting to use small, but powerful, LED lights which are taking the industry by storm. These lights are efficient, bright, and effective. Though all of these lighting options look good and work good one of the easiest and most convenient deck stair lights are the wireless LED motion sensing lights. These lights are perfect for those that either doesn’t want to mess with all the wiring and electrical work or those that don’t even have the option. Like those that live of grid or use solar energy to power their home.

At the time of this writing there are only a few wireless motion sensor deck stair lights on the market one of which is the Mr. Beams MB 530 Battery Motion Sensing LED Step Light. This weather proof light can be placed just about anywhere indoors or outdoors. It is easy to install require no wiring and has a daylight sensor that prevents the light from coming on during the day which helps extend battery life. The three “C” batteries that power the MB 530 will typically last well over year. The motion sensor can detect movement up to thirty feet away giving you a lighted stairway well before you make it to the steps. More details like prices and owner reviews can be found by clicking this link.

Another light worth checking out is the Dorcy 41-1070 LED Wireless Motion Sensor Stair-Lite. This light has many great features including motion sensor, photo sensor and a variable timer that allows you to set the amount of time the light stays on. This is also easy to install and comes with all the mounting hardware needed for installation. One feature that makes this light unique is when sitting dormant the lights a low soft glow then brighten when they detect motion. Even with this feature the three “C” batteries that power the light should last about a year with normal use. This is fairly small motion sensor light only measuring 3 ½ x 3 ¼ x 1 ¾ making it very easy to find a mounting location.

Prices on these types of lights are moderate costing less than $30 where many other lighting types may cost you well over $100. Prices will vary; larger lights, and light kits normally sell at a higher fee. With a quick look on the World Wide Web, many hundreds of styles can be seen, in only a few minutes time. From modern, to traditional or if retro is your style, there are lighting designs that will suit any décor. For a full list of outdoor decking lights that are available “click here”.

Deck stair lighting has come a long way in the last few years. Consumers desire beautiful, affordable, and innovative lighting for both inside and outside their homes. Lighting a home effectively and beautifully is becoming cheaper and easier all the time.

*Please note the links above direct to Amazon as I have found they offer the biggest selections and most competitive prices.*