How to Install Motion Detector Lights

Apparently, motion detector lights make sure that your home is safe and free from any suspicious activity, regardless of your presence. Being absolutely easy to install and imbibe, they can be used for years to come and are extremely believable because of their motion sensors that seldom detect any wrong moment. These outdoor motion detector lights are extremely useful in case you have to come home after a late gathering and you want to avoid getting into any situation that might cause economic, mental and physical problems to you. The best thing about these are that they’re extremely feasible and almost everyone, who wants a safe environment to live in, can afford one.

How to Install Motion Detector Lights

  • The first thing that you need to do is go to the panel where your electrical connections all wind up together and turn off the breaker side as well as the light switch you want to replace with the motion detector light. 
  • Make sure you lose in the notes and fit the light exactly where you want it for ultimate detection. After this is done, tighten the locks in order to have it hold the light in a proper place, steadily.
  • Now that the old light switch fixture has been removed, be prepared to install the new one.
  • Not to forget, all the wiring here should be fixated according to their colours. This is some amateur level direction but if, for some reason, you have no idea about how to connect wires, make sure you read it first.
  • The next thing would be to make sure that the motion sensor has been run through the wires.
  • Attach the ground wire to the electrical box and once all these wires are interconnected, check for once if the motion detector light is held on to any hardware whatsoever.
  • No position the entire wiring inside the rubber space so it stays intact and keeps the box dry.
  • If you see everything is clear, turn on the light and you will see it works just as fine.
  • One thing to keep in mind here is that some of the motion detector lights have an angle of 120°, some have an angle of 180° while some have an angle of 240° or even more. Having said that it becomes of absolute necessity that you adjust your particular motion detector light in the way that it can move around, rotate and detect any presence passing through its vicinity.
  • Having spoken about its angular potentiality, let’s not talk about the area which it can cover, all in all. Some motion detector lights go up to 20 feet, some range up to 50 feet while some go for as far as 70
  • There are a few people who have registered issues regarding the motion sensor being too sensitive. Their reasons have been looked into and what is found is that,  The motion detector light apparently starts turning on whenever there is a leaf blowing around it or even a vehicle passing by, which doesn’t seem harmless to say the least. To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, make sure you adjust the settings of your distance and duct tape the other areas which you don’t want covered.
  • Now that you have mounted and installed your motion detector light the right way you wanted it, you might want to also see what actually makes the light turn on after it detects something.
  • Make sure you switch on the motion sensor and choose the exact amount of range that you want your sensor to be working at.
  • Either walk around in close vicinity or ask someone to do the same in order to check thoroughly.
  • Once you are done and dusted with all of this, let the light switch be in the on position so it can detect any movement at any time of the day. Then again, there are different modes available in different motion detector lights which you will have to set according to your own need.          

Having given you a proper methodological procedure of how to install a motion detector light, we hope you will be able to do it just as accurately, if not more. And now that you have bought one, it will guarantee ultimate safety and security to you and your entire family for years to come.

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