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How to Install a Security Light Fixture


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Summary: Security light fixtures will increase safety and provide energy savings for your home. Typically these light fixtures may easily replace an existing exterior wall fixture.

Installing a Security Light Fixture




Replacing an Existing Light Fixture

  • Security Light Fixtures can replace most existing outside wall fixtures.
  • The positioning of the motion sensor head should be adjusted for the area to be lighted.
  • Motion Detectors have adjustment that enable you to control the sensitivity and the duration for the light to stay on.
  • The adjustments are usually done while the motion head switch is in the TEST position for best results, then switch back.


  • Motion Detector Security Light Fixture Installation

    A penetration through the siding was made for the installation of a new fixture


    Feeding the romex wire to the outside I'm ready to mount the fixture box.

    The fixture box is a 4 inch round weather proof surface mounted type.


    Mounting the fixture box in place with wood screws provides a secure attachment.

    The wiring was straight forward - black to black , white to white and green the bonded ground.

    Two double flood lights will provide plenty of light in this outside yard area.

    Positioning the Motion Sensor Head of a Security Light

    • The positioning of the motion sensor head should be adjusted to the area to be lit with the light.
    • This is usually done while the motion head switch is in the "TEST" position for best results, then switch back.
    • Most motion detectors have sensitivity adjustments and time-on duration settings you will want to set to your requirements.

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