Eric_FJ40 said:I have "dual-bright" floods on all four corners of my house. You can set them for different modes - on at dusk and off xx hours later or on from dusk till dawn.
They come on with a dim setting and when something sets off the sensor, they go full bright. You can also set how long they stay on bright.
Mine are on dusk till dawn and stay bright for 5 minutes when triggered.
Seems like they were $20-30 each if I recall correctly.
Lowe's/Home Depot/Ace Hardware all carry them around here.
i thought about using something like this, but that i could wire into motion sensor.97 FZJ80 said:I hated the motion sensor lights. They either not work properly or are too sensitive to rain. Setting the motion detector lights on dual bright mode reduces bulb life and draws quite a bit of energy.
I've replaced all the dual brights with fluorecent flood light fixtures (not fluorecent replacement bulbs for the incandescent bulbs but actual outdoor fluorecent light fixtures). Lights of America has a great selection of these outdoor fluorecent light fixtures. Their 65 watt flood light puts out more light than two 150W incandescent flood bulbs on full bright, and only draws the energy of the dual bright in the dim mode.
Mark W said:If your concern is seeing as you pull into your driveway/approach your house, then mounting the lights near the end of the drive and pointed at the house might work better for you than lights mounted on the house pointed outward.. That way you light things up to see, instead of having the lights glaring in your eyes.