5 Reasons to Install LED Motion Sensor Lights

Schedule Now

Have you ever had to stumble across a room to find the light switch in the dark? Finding difficult-to-reach light switches can be aggravating and dangerous. 

Instead, consider installing motion sensor LED lights. Motion detector lights are a great way to get reliable lighting for your home and can offer a number of benefits for you and your family.

1. Convenience

Motion sensor lights detect when someone is in the room. This is exceptionally convenient in garages, sheds, basements, and more.

Some garages may have multiple doors or awkward entryways that make placing an easy-to-find switch difficult. A motion sensor garage light turns on automatically the moment you walk into the garage, allowing you to easily navigate to your destination and back without searching for the switch. 

2. Energy Efficiency

You can set motion sensor lights to turn off after a particular time period without sensing anyone moving around in the room. This saves electricity, and is great when the light switch is difficult to reach from your exit point and for forgetful family members who struggle to remember to turn off lights. 

Less wasted electricity means lower electric bills, saving you money over time.

3. Improved Security

Motion sensor lights can be used to improve security around your home. Outdoor LED motion-detecting lights are capable of performing well in many weather conditions and temperatures, and they can emit their full illumination quickly, which makes them an excellent choice for outdoor spaces.

Thieves are typically deterred by lit areas, as it’s easier for them to be caught. With motion sensor lights, dark areas are illuminated, allowing you and your neighbors to always see what is happening.

Additionally, motion sensor lights can be easily paired with cameras, giving you peace of mind that your home is protected. This is especially helpful for cars left in the driveway; if your driveway is left dark at night, it can be difficult to see whether your vehicles are safe or not. Installing a motion sensor light over your garage facing your driveway is a great security measure that can protect your vehicles. 

4. Improved Safety

It’s not uncommon for nocturnal animals to appear at night, including raccoons, coyotes, bears, and others. If children or pets are outside in the evening, this can quickly become a safety hazard. A motion sensor light is usually enough to scare animals away; they can even be used to scare off animals from your garden.

In addition, motion sensor lights help protect you from tripping hazards. The better you can see your environment, the less likely you are to hurt yourself walking around your property.

5. Light up Inconvenient Areas

There are spots in and around your house without a convenient area to place a light switch. Motion sensor lights can help illuminate these inconvenient areas simply by walking by.

Use them in your backyard, underneath your patio cover, in your driveway, and more to make your home safer and more convenient. Often, these areas are challenging to install a light, so hiring a professional electrician is recommended. 

Motion Sensor Adjustments

Most LED motion sensor lights can be adjusted in their sensitivity settings. You have some control over the range that they activate. Controlling the range can let you change your light so it doesn’t pop on anytime someone walks along the street off your property, which may waste electricity. 

Additionally, most models can adjust what size of target is required to activate the light. This is helpful if you don’t want your driveway light to go off every single time small animals, objects or children cross your driveway, eliminating wasted energy.

Average Cost of Professional Motion Sensor Light Installation

How much does it cost to install motion sensor lights? The answer depends on what grade of lights you want, how easy it is to run electricity to the locations you want them installed, and how many you want installed. Generally, you can expect a cost of anywhere from $200 to $800 for a first-time installation, with an average of $425.

Apollo Home offers expert motion sensor light installation services in Cincinnati. Our expert electricians can handle both indoor and outdoor lighting. Contact us today to learn more. 

Whether you need simple motion sensors in your garage or basement, or if you want a full suite of outdoor security spotlight lighting, Apollo Home will take care of you and provide 5-star service!

"Ernie & Mike did a superb job on my new furnace and A/C installation. Despite having more than a day’s work to do, they came in and stayed until the job was done. They were organized, efficient, and protected the rest of the house well. Got both furnace and A/C installed the same day. Ernie was courteous, informative, and clearly knew his job better than anyone I’ve encountered before. The units look so good guests now get The Tour of our new system. Apollo is clearly not a fly-by-night company. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a new furnace and/or A/C."
- Jerry A.
"I called Apollo because of a water leak I thought I had in our upstairs shower going into the kitchen. Robbie came and assured me everything was fine & looked at all the other plumbing. He ended up changing a few pipes for our washer & clearing a drain. He was very nice & knowledgeable with all my questions. I ended up signing up for the care plan & was very happy with my service."
- Cassandra B.
"The team at Apollo exceeded my expectations. As a business owner, my attention to the details and commitment to providing excellent service is high. From the sales rep. to the installation team, everyone’s performance was outstanding. For example, the installation team went to great lengths to protect our floors, placing floor runners and across the wood floors and up the stairs. They even were spot washing walls upon their departure. I highly recommend this company."
- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
- Sarah B.
"Apollo is an excellent company. I always receive great service. Alex A. was professional and friendly. He kept me informed during the process of checking my furnace and heat pump to make sure they were working properly. The company makes sure you are notified who is coming and when they are on the way. All my interactions with the company have been wonderful."
- Beverly S.



    Apollo Care Plan