HOW TO PROTECT FROM THIEVES WITH LED SOLAR LIGHTS
Annoying is the word and it is often an understatement when it comes to protecting your home or office from pesky neighborhood thieves. If you have ever had anything stolen from your front porch or yard, it might be time to upgrade your lighting and add more of it. With the efficiency of LED lights, lighting up your home or office to deter thieves is not as expensive as it use to be.
To start off, with the drop in prices for LED lighting products, using LED lights for security around your home or office got a lot easier. Going with LEDs means you can run those lights from dusk to dawn without the huge burden on your electric bill that those old incandescent or metal halide bulbs can cost you. An LED light can save you 90% compared to those old incandescent bulbs. LED lights also last a whole lot longer, meaning less costs down the line and not needing to go out and replace bulbs regularly. LED lights is now the go to when it comes to security.
Install lighting in high, hard to reach locations ¨C
Installing LED floodlights mounted high and out of reach will help deter thieves. The higher you can get these lights so they cannot be reached without a ladder, the better. You don’t want to install a light for security only to have it ripped off the wall by the thief. It takes tools and spirit to dislodge a sturdy lighting solution and petty thieves aren’t going to take the time to mess with them. Flood lights mounted in the eves of your home are a great idea. LED wall packs mounted high up around your office building creating a barrier of light around the building.
Get LED Lights with Motion Sensors ¨C
A motion sensor is a great addition for security purposes. With modern LED lights, there is lots of options when it comes to motion sensors. LED lights of all kinds can include motion sensors these days, take advantage of it. Using motion sensors in addition to cameras is a sure fire way to help prevent theft. Making sure you have bright light in areas where security cameras are installed will make the footage from the cameras useful. Having a motion sensor can not only bring light to a location to shine on a thief, but may also deter them into thinking someone just turned the light on, and thus scaring them away.
Many warehouses are now using LED high bay lights with motion sensors. These high bay lights save energy by only coming on when employees are in the area doing work, but also to turn on at night if a thief is near the light to work in tandem with security cameras.
Parking lot safety is also improved by motion sensor lights. These motion sensors not only help prevent auto theft but help with the personal protection of drivers as they come and go to their vehicles.
Motion sensors in solar powered lights not only helps deter theft with light, but also helps preserve the battery and therefore extend the life of a solar powered light. If nothing is around, there is not point in wasting the power created by the solar panel.
Go a Little Brighter ¨C
With the efficiency of LED lights, going a little brighter is not going to hurt your wallet the way it does with older technologies. With the addition of motion sensors, you can go brighter without worrying about that bright light on all night.
Remember that LEDs are far more efficient, so pay attention to lumens, not watts. LEDs also do not degrade and lose lumen output with the speed that older technolgies do. Using LED lights for your security means that light is going to stay bright for much longer. If you are trying to figure out the right LED to replace an old bulb, check out this LED Conversion Chart.
Never forget to call 911 ¨C
Remember, if there is theft or any other danger from unseemly characters at your home or office, make sure you contact the authorities. The safety of yourself, your family, your employees and your customers are the top priority, don’t try to take things in your own hands, get the proper authorities involved.