The best home security lighting is not about having an abundant of bright lights. It is about having uniformity in your lighting and reducing the number of dark areas in your yard and around your home. This can include security floodlights or wall light fixtures with motion detectors that turn on when they detect movement. Battery operated lights are also available for pathways when electrical wiring is not an option. Let's go over a few tips to see how you can efficiently use lighting to increase the security both outside and inside your home.

To minimize the cost of electricity and the time required to replace any burned-out bulbs, LED light bulbs are the optimal choice for any outside lighting.

Dual flood lights , with motion sensors, automatically come on when they detect any nearby movement. These can be installed on all sides of your home.

Using photocell controls on exterior lights will automatically turn the lights on at dusk, when it gets dark, and then turn them off at dawn with the sunlight returns.

It's best to keep landscape lighting on for the entire night, from dusk till dawn.

Don't forget to include lighting in the back of your home, especially if you have woods in your backyard. This will provide illumination to those areas where intruders can hide from view.

Most of us have some sort of decorative light fixture around our front entryway and garage. If they can be easily reached from the ground, be sure they are fully enclosed so that the light bulbs cannot be easily removed by someone.

Timers are a great investment for when you are away on vacation. Use timers on your indoor lights in several rooms. Make certain that different lights turn on and off at different times to make it look like someone is home.

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