Outdoor Home Security Lighting
In this post we will look at Best Home Security Lighting Systems for your home. You can choose which style will work best in your situation. We will look at each fixture's specifications and qualities and let you decide.
All of these lights meet the guidelines for wet locations. This means that they can have water drip, splash, or flow on them, but not stand in water. It does not need to be mounted under an overhang to keep out of the weather.
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This is a basic two lamp fixture that will cover a lot of areas. It can be positioned so the lamps can be pointed around two sides if mounted at the corner of a structure, Can be mounted on the wall or underhang area.
It comes with five 1/2 inch plug holes for mounting the fixtures or a controller. Hoods shown in some pictures are not sold with the fixture.
Holds two light bulbs medium base (not included)
Has mounting points for a motion detector or light sensor (not included)
Has all hardware for mounting on the electric box
Heads swivel for more area coverage
Hoods for this fixture can be ordered separately
The fixture comes with the hoods. Has center 1/2 inch mounting hole for the light controller. Mounts on the wall or in the soffit area pointing down. It has the best style of the two bulb lighting fixtures.
Holds two light bulbs 2-Bi-Pin 75 watts (included)
Has mounting points for a motion detector or light sensor
Has all hardware for mounting on the electric box
Heads can be adjusted for direction
Sea Gull Lighting 8339 Outdoor Bullet Wall Light
Nice modern style light. Fixed on the wall and will only shine down. Takes a regular base bulb, can use a new CFL bulb that is dimmable and change the mood of the area.
Must use a wall switch or remote sensor to control the light.
Single light bulb Medium base BR-40 120-watt max (not included)
Only directs light down
Modern style for the decorative look
Kichler 49081 Beach Light 5 inch
Very modern design for a contemporary look. Light is stationary, does not adjust angle. Mounts on the wall on a standard square box.
Can use a CFL bulb that can be dimmed with a switch. Must use a wall switch or remote sensor to control light.
Single light bulb Medium base 60-watt max (not included)
Only directs light downward
Sea Gull Lighting 86051B Wall Light 9 inch
More industrial of all of the lights in this article. If you are looking for the most light for a big area this is the light that you will need. This is the type of fixture that is used in parking areas to give the best security. Need remote control for lighting needs.
Single high-pressure sodium bulb(included)
Easy to change but expensive bulbs
Industrial type of lighting
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When looking for the right home security lighting systems for you, these five lights will give you some ideas what to look for. Each light will have some advantages in each situation if it is a soft mood you are looking for or an outright floodlight for a parking area.
As always if you are not comfortable with installing electric items, please consult with an electrician before you start.
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Hello and thanks for a useful article on outdoor lighting. I needed some inspiration! I bought my house about 3 years ago and the Sea Gull type light over the back yard has never worked, even though I changed the bulb. It’s looking pretty ropey so I guess it’s time to replace it!
Plenty of options for the replacement of your present fixture. These items are pretty simple, maybe check the wiring before replacement.
Love the images that you have with all of your reviews. Makes it easy to actually visualize each product. Great site and will be back!
Thanks for the comments. Most of the pics are what I have done or in my yard.
Awesome article! Do these lights need specific bulbs? by that I mean are they widely available in supermarkets or local stores or will I have to go hunting for them?
I am thinking of putting some security sensors by our front door as I start work at 4am and instead of turning the outdoor light on it would be much easier to have the security sensor turn on.
It would also help distract thieves as there has been a few burglaries in our town in the last few months.
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Adding sensors for this type of light is not difficult. Some of the fixtures have fittings for adding motion or dusk to dawn sensors.
Each fixture is listed with the type of bulb it will require, some fixtures do come with the bulbs. The specialty bulbs will need to be purchased at one of the big box stores.
I am glad that I found your post as i need to find a light for outside my front door! Before reading your information, I just thought I needed something that looked good but you show me different options all that are focused on security. Your post is nicely structured and cover all points that are important to my decision. I like that you have included the bulb type that each lamp takes – I know that some bulbs can be hard to find when you need replacements so now this info can be a part of my decision. Great post, thanks.
I am glad that you found all the information that you need to make a good choice for your outdoor lighting security needs.
My sister has been looking for home security lighting systems, since her family keeps getting bigger, security is a huge priority for her right now. The Sea Gull Lighting 86051B Wall Light will be perfect for her backyard.
Thank you for providing us with this great review, since we didn’t know where to start looking.
This is a great security light fixture. It is used in parking lots to illuminate large areas with a single fixture. It will help your sister light up her backyard with ease.