LED Security Lights
Security lights, flood lights, the edges are a bit fuzzy, but security lights are usually the ones that pop on and off by themselves. The reasons for them popping off usually number in two - they have a photocell that detects ambient light and triggers the floodlight when it falls below a predetermined level or a movement sensor attached that detects objects breaking the defined perimeter, which is refined enough to avoid false alarms.
The LED role
Where do LED security lights come into this? Well, they’re out there, and when you think that security lights are often powerful affairs, it’s a frugal decision to use a cheap-running, eco-friendly solution with an eye on the future.
How do you make the most energy-efficient of modern forms of lighting even cheaper to run? Free, even, once you’re past the purchasing bit. The answer lies in solar energy. Coupled with an already low-powered LED light fitting, a solar panel can provide enough energy to provide outdoor lighting for the whole night. With a PIR movement detector and photocell attached, that light will only be on for short bursts of time, so it can be made bright, too!
Fit for purpose
Security lights are usually tough affairs, with rugged casing and shatterproof glass. They obviously have to be if they’re to deliver any type of realistic deterrent to would-be intruders. With LED security lights you’re looking at a light form with no delicate parts to break, and less vulnerability to vibration or shock. It’s a technology that is often nimble and used in small applications, but it’s robust at the same time. It’s a worthy doorman!
Whether it’s deterring intruders or just helping you to find your keys or footing, an LED security light will give you years of service. You can be pretty certain of 20,000 to 30,000 hours, with some LED fittings promising an amazing 50,000 hours. The idea that a light form is unlikely to suddenly expire is an extra reassurance. You can rest easy at night with an LED security light.