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How to Make Motion Sensor Light Stay On Longer

How to Make Motion Sensor Light Stay On Longer

Learning how to make motion sensor lights stay on longer can be a little challenging if you're not accustomed to wiring your home's security systems. If you have never had to deal with wiring your home's security system before, it can be kind of scary at first.

Fortunately, the instructions that come with most motion sensor lights are pretty easy to follow. Most people don't even need to buy new sensors since they only need to be hooked up to the same spot for each sensor to work correctly.


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Make Your Motion Sensor Lights Stay Longer

If you have recently installed motion sensor lights in your home or are considering doing so, you know how important it is to understand how to make motion sensor lights stay on longer. Most people set the lumens lighting to come on as soon as someone walks by and never even think about making them last.

Luckily, there are a few simple things that you can do to ensure that you never have to worry about your light sticking when someone is walking by and simply walking into the room. One of the best tips for making this happen is to create a motion sensor light to stay on longer. Of course, once you know how to make this happen, you will be able to enjoy having your lights turn on for more extended periods every day!

Where to Place Your Motion Sensor Lights

When installing motion sensor lights in your home, you want to try to install them in the areas where you will be most active. For instance, if you are a runner, you should make sure that your security lights are in your yard. This way, they will be most effective, which will help you save energy during the night.

If you install them in the bedroom, you will want to place them in areas where you will most likely be away from other lights, such as the living room or the dining room.

Don't Use Them When Not Needed.

Another thing that you can do to make sure that your motion sensor light stays on for a more extended period is to use them less. For example, if you leave your lights on while you are at work, you will likely leave them on for many hours each day.

Adjust how much you leave your motion sensor lights on according to how much you are leaving them on at night, and you will be able to keep them on as much as you would like.


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Reduce Energy

Many people are looking for ways to reduce their energy usage. They are looking for new, more efficient appliances; they are trying to find the most cost-effective way to heat or cool their homes, and so on. But everyone can take an easy step right now: adjusting the sensitivity setting on your motion sensor light!

The sensitivity of a motion sensor light determines how much movement it needs before it turns off. There are three levels of sensitivity-low, medium, and high. The higher the level of sensitivity you set your sensor at, the more movement needed before it shuts off, the less likely you will be running down batteries by forgetting about it when you're in another room for hours at a time.

Changing this setting is easy and can be done in a few simple steps:

  • Turn off your motion sensor light using the switch located on the side of the morning.
  • Remove the battery cover and battery using a small Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Take out one of the batteries but keep it close to you, so you know which way is positive or negative.
  • Turn on your motion sensor light by flipping the switch back to "on."
  • Using your screwdriver, turn the small dial clockwise until it is at the highest setting: "high."
  • Then, replace the battery and battery cover.
  • Turn off your motion sensor light by flipping the switch to "off" and test it out! It will stay open for close to 30 seconds with movement, depending on how dark it is in that area of the room.


If you want more time, turn to dial counterclockwise until you reach the desired level.

Be aware that if you use motion sensor light in high traffic areas like hallways or staircases, it may be best to keep the low setting for energy conservation.

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