In previous blogs, I have written about the change in technology happening in our homes. In keeping with that theme here is another way technology is changing the way we live. Lighting is going touch less. Motion sensor devices used to be items you installed on your outdoor floodlights and other outside lighting sources for safety and security. But this technology is moving indoors in a big way.
A lot of options for motion sensor lights are easy to install just by plugging them into a wall outlet. There are also battery operated versions that mount with magnets, screws or adhesives. You can put a motion sensor on just about anything. Andev provides a SensorPlug motion sensor outlet plus that fits any standard wall outlets. Use it on anything that does not exceed 500 watts like lights, radios and fans.
First Alert provides a motion sensing light socket that you can fit into any overhead light fixture. It screws into the existing wall or ceiling fixture. Read the warnings to make sure what type of bulb you can use with it. But this could be a good solution for basements and sheds.
There are also solar powered alternatives. If you get a lot of natural light in and around your home during the day you can install solar power lights and help cut down on your energy bill. Concept provides us with a Solar Security with motion detector option. Using 32 LED lamps, it will provide bright lighting options for your doorways or driveways. The sunlight will recharge them.
And if you really want to be high tech, you can look into a home automation system. These systems can be programmed to turn on lights at specific times or they can be controlled by your smart phone. Take a look at the HomeSeer HSM200 sensors available for around $70. You might even find lots of motion sensor solutions available at your local home improvement store.