What is an LED Dusk to Dawn Light?

Dusk-to-Dawn Fixture
Dusk-to-Dawn Fixture

Dusk-to-dawn LED fixtures are triggered on and off by the amount of light reaching the fixture’s sensor, making them suitable for outdoor areas such as streets, roadways, parking lots, and pedestrian areas. The dusk-to-dawn feature of a light will cause your motion light to activate only when it is dark.  This feature uses a small photocell to detect the presence of available and/or existing light.  If light is detected, the motion light will not trigger.  If light is not detected, the light will turn on once motion is detected. Therefore, during the day when natural light is present, the light will not activate when motion is detected, which saves energy. Here is a breakdown of the features and advantages that come with the dusk-to-dawn feature:

Features:

  • Automatically triggered on and off by the amount of light reaching the fixture’s sensor
  • Great light output and efficiency
  • Inexpensive and widely available
  • Significantly longer life
  • Low maintenance

Advantages:

  • Security: Provides enough light to see an intruder and, therefore, deters an intruder from entering an area
  • Safety: Mishaps and accidents can be significantly reduced if you illuminate doorways, sidewalks, and driveways
  • Convenience: You don’t have to remember to switch the light on or off
  • Conservation: Offers low intensity to conserve electricity and to keep from disturbing neighbors

Dusk-to-dawn lighting can be a useful addition to your home or establishment. Remember, when choosing the type of dusk to dawn lighting source you may need it would be best to check the lumen output of your fixture based on how much light you would like the light to emit, as light intensity is measured in lumens.

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