Security lighting is an inexpensive way to upgrade your homes safety. In this video, The Handyguys discuss how a homeowner should go about choosing lighting.
The key to home security lighting is that it has motion sensing abilities AND dusk to dawn. You don’t want your lighting coming on during the day. There is also no need to have it on when no one is nearby.
Decorative home security lighting
If you are shopping for new lights then make sure you purchase ones with built in dusk to day and motion sensing capabilities. Your aesthetic selections may be somewhat limited though.
Utilitarian home security lighting
Many people will use a more utilitarian light dedicated to home security. Your options here may be more plentiful than decorative options.
Upgrading existing lighting to be home security lighting
Handyguy Brian decided he didn’t want either option. Instead he bought a separate motion sensor with dusk to dawn and installed it in eave of his garage. He was able to keep the nice lights he already had and added the security capabilities.