Now that it’s officially fall, that means one thing: the darkness is coming. The days have sneakily been getting shorter, and with Daylight Saving Time ending on November 6 – which means we’ll lose one more hour of daylight – there’s no escaping shorter days and longer nights.
Although the perk of Daylight Saving Time ending is gaining an additional hour of sleep, with more darkness comes an increase of accidental trips and falls in and around the home. So what better time to update your lighting to keep family and guests safe?
As we head into the holiday season, we have key areas of the home to install automatic lighting and easy tips to keep friends and family safe.
Part 2: Motion Sensor Porch Lighting
October starts the fall/winter holiday season, which means big parties and fun get-togethers, which also means lots of guests.
When you begin planning your holiday open house for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas, start with the entrance.
“Your guests’ holiday experience begins at the front door and entryway,” according to an HGT.com article.
Start by installing a motion sensor porch ceiling light, like Mr Beams’ new UltraBright Ceiling Light. The dusk to dawn motion sensor porch light automatically activates when it detects motion in the dark to ensure the light is only on when it’s needed, which helps prolong battery life (hint: you can expect about one year of light on each set of batteries with average use of 8-10 activations a day). Plus, it installs in less than five minutes without wires or an electrician.
By providing 300 lumens of light, the motion porch light fixture offers effective safety lighting for all the guests coming and going during the holiday season.
Want to know more about our new UltraBright Ceiling Light?