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Solar Motion Sensor Lights

Renewable energy has arrived at the security sector and these days it is possible to have motion sensor lights based on solar power technology. It can be cheaper and will make your home safer.

New generation solar motion sensor lights powered with solar energy can be placed away from where people can reach. No wiring underground is necessary. Solar security lighting is self sufficient and reliable to activate when it needs to.

Sunlight powers the motion sensor lights through a solar panel. At night solar motion sensor lights start working when they detect motion, pretty much in the same way as regular mains powered security lights. In the northern hemisphere, the solar panel should face south and be exposed to the sun for as much of the day as possible. If it can get midday sun, even better. If that is not possible, an alternative could be purchasing a fixture with a cable that would enable the user to mount the solar panel on the roof on a south or west wall in order to expose it to enough sunlight.

It is advisable that motion sensor lights are made of non-corrosive materials such as stainless steel or plastic to avoid damage by moisture. Also, solar security lights that use LED technology have improved and they have become significantly brighter. They use less energy from the battery than other types of lights (such as halogen or incandescent bulbs) and they can last up to 20 years.