Which outdoor security lights should you choose?
You have a number of options to choose from. However, listed below are some of the most popular security lights available on the market.
- Coach lights and half lanterns
Coach lights are both decorative and functional. They can be controlled by a switch, turn on automatically once it gets dark or switch on automatically when motion is detected.
- Up down lights
The modern alternative to the coach light is a tube-shaped light with a spotlight pointing up and down. They can be controlled by a switch, turn on automatically once it gets dark or switch on automatically when motion is detected.
- Motion sensor lights
Motion sensor lights have a passive infrared sensor in them. They only turn on when they detect a moving object within their range. This type of security lighting can either have a stand alone detector so the lights come on from one or more remote positions (on your driveway before you walk round the side of the house so the path is already illuminated before you get there for example). The only drawback of motion sensor lights is that they can easily be triggered by the movement animals or any heat source.
- Halogen floodlights
Halogen floodlights are the most common security lights used by homeowners. They are extremely powerful. This is the reason this type of security lighting system consumes a lot of energy. They are now being phased out in favour of more energy efficient options.
- LED Flood lights
LED security floodlights give the same light level as their halogen forbears but use a fraction of the power consumption (generally less than 10%).
If you are planning to install any of the above or have some other security lighting system, our qualified electrician in Coventry are always there to help.