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Do you want to start having a smart home? If so, then one good place to start is to take care of your house’s lighting system. Before, the “clapper” was the ideal choice for many homeowners because all you need is to clap, and the lights will turn on or off. Now, you can just walk into your home and the lights will turn on for you. When you walk out or if the sensors on these lights detect no sign of movement, then they’ll just turn off by themselves. It’s a piece of technology that you’ll know will be worth every penny spent on it.
Mr. Beams MB360 Wireless LED Spotlight with Motion Sensor and Photocell
The Mr. Beams MB360 Wireless LED Spotlight with Motion Sensor and Photocell brings about a significantly bright LED light to any room or patio. It has a brightness rating of 140 lumens, and its motion sensor will automatically turn the LED spotlight on and off.
AMIR Motion Sensor Light
The AMIR Motion Sensor Light isn’t the brightest motion-detecting light you can find on the market, but the beauty in this product is it comes as a set. You can place these miniature lights in places that you want extra brightness.
LIGHT IT by Fulcrum 20031-101
The LIGHT IT by Fulcrum 20031-101 is great for both indoor and outdoor use. This motion detecting light has 6 LED panels for effective brightness.
What to Look For?
When looking for the right motion-sensing light, we have to first understand how motion sensors work. Do note that there are two major categories of motion detectors, and these are the following: passive motion sensors and active motion sensors.
Passive motion sensors don’t send out wireless signals in comparison to active motion-sensing technology. Instead, the passive motion will only receive signals (hence the name). Passive motion detectors will just scan for heat in the surrounding area. Hence, only objects that’ll expel heat will trigger the light to turn itself on. Furthermore, passive-motion sensors are generally fine-tuned that they’ll only detect up to a certain amount of temperature level, such as the heat emitted from the body. Ultimately, passive motion sensors are programmed in such a way that it’ll ignore the heat coming from other objects and beings except humans. So even if your pet walks into the room, the light won’t turn on.
Then there are lights that use active motion-sensing technology, and these will constantly send out signals in the form of high-frequency sound waves, infrared light, or microwaves. These wireless frequencies will usually bounce off of objects and walls, and then the signals will return to the source. Whenever the sensors bounce off of an object or person at a faster rate than the norm, it’ll then command the light to turn itself on.
The best motion light allows you to be completely free from walking across the room just to turn on the light. Now, you can enjoy your favorite shows and movies without having to worry about walking out of your comfortable position just to flip the switch for the lighting fixture.