As one becomes more aware of potential safety risks within their home it might become obvious that lack of proper lighting is a major risk around the home.
This is extremely common in almost every home we access and through our experience we’ve found key strategies that not only improve lighting but also make the home environment feel more stylish or upscale.
One strategy we’ve found to work well in homes is to install motion sensor lighting. This type of lighting is a cost-effective solution to increasing visibility while eliminating the need to reach for light switches - a nifty solution for walking down dark hallways or when getting out of bed in the middle of the night.
Benefits of Motion Sensor Lights
Motion sensor lights have many benefits throughout the home. Some of these benefits include:
- Preventing falls
- Adding style and design
- Providing a cost-effective solution
One of the biggest benefits of motion sensor lighting is that it’s one of the best ways to reduce falls. As we age falls become more common, especially with diminished eyesight. Mix those physical changes with homes that aren’t designed properly and you’ll find many areas of the home with little to no lighting. It’s important that as one moves around their home they can properly see the floor in front of them - especially down hallways, stairs or in the bathroom.
By adding motion sensor lights in these areas you can add proper lighting and also reduce the risk of falling by eliminating the need to reach for a light switch.
Style and design
Additionally, motion sensor lights come in a variety of styles and designs, and can often be installed in areas that make rooms feel warmed. Plus, many motion sensor lights are available as strip lighting making it easy to place underneath the bed for a glow anytime one steps in or out of bed during the nighttime.
Motion sensor lights are also cost-effective. Most importantly many are made from LED bulbs which significantly reduce the amount of energy compared to incandescent bulbs. In addition, they can help you save money on your energy bill by only turning on when they sense motion - taking the worry out of leaving the lights on all throughout the day or night.
How to Choose the Right Motion Sensor Lights
When choosing motion sensor lights, there are a few things you need to keep in mind:
- Area size: First, consider the size of the area you want to light up. If you just need a small night light for the bedroom, then a battery-powered motion sensor light might be all you need. But if you want to light up a larger area, like a front porch or backyard, then you will need to choose a light that is either solar-powered or hardwired into your home’s electrical system.
- Sensor sensitivity: Another thing to consider is the sensitivity of the motion sensor. Some motion sensors can be quite sensitive, while others need to be manually turned on and off. If you have pets, you may want to choose a motion sensor light that is not too sensitive, as you don’t want your lights going on and off all night long.
- Style and design: Finally, consider the style and design of the light. As we mentioned before, motion sensor lights come in a variety of types. You should choose a style that complements the rest of your home’s décor.
Once you have considered these factors, now it's time to find the right product. Some general categories of indoor motion sensor lights include: motion sensor light bulbs, night lights, bathroom lights, closet lights, LED light strips, stair lights, ceiling lights, and battery-powered lights.
Motion Sensor Light Bulb
One option is the motion sensor light bulb. This type of light bulb can be used in any standard light socket and will turn on automatically when it senses motion. Motion sensor light bulbs are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, so you can find the perfect look for your home.
Motion Sensor Night Light
Another popular option for motion sensor lighting is the motion sensor night light. Night lights are perfect for use in hallways, bathrooms, and bedrooms. They provide just enough light to help you see in the dark without being too bright.
Battery Powered Motion Sensor Bathroom Light
Bathrooms are another common area where these types of lights are used. A battery-powered motion sensor bathroom light is a great option for this space. This type of light will turn on automatically when it senses motion, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to turn on the light if you’re using the bathroom in the middle of the night. Battery-powered motion sensor lights are also easy to install. Most of them can be installed with just a few screws and some basic tools.
Motion Sensor Closet Light
Another common area for motion sensor lights is in the closet. A motion sensor closet light is a great way to light up your space without having to turn on a bright overhead light. These are a great option for being able to find items you need without having to fumble around in the dark. These lights can be battery-operated or plugged into an outlet.
Motion Sensor LED Light Strip
One of the newer types of motion sensor lights on the market is an LED light strip. These are great for under-cabinet lighting or accent lighting in a room. Motion sensor LED light strips can make getting a glass of water or taking early morning pills much safer.
Motion Sensor Stair Light
If you have stairs in your home, then you know how important it is to have good lighting. A motion sensor stair light is a great way to make sure your stairs are well-lit. These lights can be battery-operated or plugged into an outlet. Most motion sensor stair lights come with adhesive strips, so they can be easily installed without any tools.
Motion Sensor Ceiling Light
For a more permanent solution, you can install a ceiling motion sensor light. These lights are great for general lighting in a room or for security purposes. Ceiling motion sensor lights are easy to install and can be plugged into an outlet or hardwired into your home’s electrical system.
Motion sensor lighting is a great way to maintain safety at home. By providing a solution that eliminates the need for light switches they are one of the most effective ways to reduce fall risk and in the process save money on energy costs.
With so many options, it can be hard to decide which option is best for one’s specific home and needs. So, if you need additional help finding any light solutions you can always contact us. We work with a team of licensed home safety experts who can further assist you.