If you have decided to install outdoor flood lights in the areas of your house that are potentially vulnerable to burglars and miscreants, then congratulations – you have taken the right decision. These lights do tremendously improve your safety and security, although unless you are careful and sensible nothing can guarantee complete safety. Now that you are all set to install the lights, make sure that you know exactly what to do and how to make the best of the installation.
Where to install?
The first and foremost question that comes to one’s mind is where to install the outdoor flood lights? The answer to this is simple. You would want to install these lights at all the places at your home that are relatively easy for anyone with bad intentions to exploit. So if you believe that your backyard is too dark, and breaking in through some rear door into your house is easy, then definitely install a flood light in your backyard. If the backyard is big, then install more than one light. Similarly, think of installing in your side garden, your mail entrance – in short, at all the places that are possibly candidates for being broken into. Maximize the focus inside your premises rather than setting the light’s coverage radius broad and thus targeting areas that are outside your main focus.
When to turn on?
When is the best time to turn the lights on? The objective of these lights is to remove darkness. So you would want to turn the lights on in the evening once dusk starts to settle in. And you would want to keep the lights on till the morning – switch them off anytime after dawn. Make it a discipline to keep the lights switched on for whole nights – that way, you shall be protected even if you are not at home in the evening.
Which outdoor flood lights would give the maximum mileage?
Now that you have possibly installed more than one flood light, would it not eat into your power bill? Yes, it would. So saving some power helps, especially looking at the fact that the best discipline is to keep these lights switched on through the entire phase of darkness everyday. How cool would it be if you manage to run two outdoor flood lights at the expense of the equivalent of the power bill of one light? That is exactly what you can hope to do if you wisely select the light that you would install. There are number of modern power saving lights available today. These lights would accept the same line voltage, but would generate enough illumination at reduced wattage. Since the wattage of the power line is what ultimately determines the power bills, you would be much better off with these specialized outdoor flood lights.