Security Lighting Guide
Information to help you choose your Security Lighting
The table below shows the different types of light source and switching.
|Halogen||Cheap to buy, Instant light||Expensive to run, Expensive to maintain, Lamp life only 2000 hours|
|Fluorescent||Cheap to run, 10000 hour lamp life||Expensive to buy, Light takes a bit to get to full brightness|
|PIR (Passive infrared movement detector)||Saves energy||Can be operated by animals, branches etc can be annoying to neighbours|
|Photoelectric cell ( Dusk to dawn switch)||Automatically switches light on at dusk and off at dawn||Unaffected by animals etc|
West Yorkshire Police advice is that lighting should remain on all night – many people think that this is expensive but this is not always the case.
A low energy light source such as fluorescent will consume 26 Watts of electricity and if operated via a photocell will be lit 3000 hours per year so electricity would cost 3000 x 26 x £0.10 = £7.80 per year and the lamp should last over 3 years!
A small price to pay for peace of mind.
|Low Energy floodlight switched on / off by Photocell||Power hungry floodlight switched on by PIR movement detector||Low energy floodlight switched on by PIR movement detector|
Download the pdf file: JEM - Ultimate Security Lighting System
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