An exterior motion light adds safety, security,
and convenience to any home, and is easy to install. The first step is to turn off the power to
your existing outdoor light. Seriously, don’t mess around with electricity. Make sure you turn off the power. Then, carefully remove the old fixture. Begin installing your motion sensor light
by attaching the mounting strip. This allows you to attach the wires before
mounting the fixture. Match the wires on the motion sensor light
to the existing wiring, and attach those matching wires together using wire connectors and electrical
If the wiring colors don’t match, a common
problem in older homes, then don’t worry: you can use a voltage meter to identify the
positive, negative and ground wires coming from your house. Use a screwdriver to attach the light to the
mounting strip, checking that all wires are completely inside. To keep the interior wiring dry, waterproof
the fixture by applying a bead of silicone caulk around the outside of the wall plate. Turn the power back on, and test your light,
adjusting the angle of the lamps for the best coverage.
Some fixtures include sensitivity settings
or timers, which you should set up now. And you’re done! It’s just that easy to enjoy the safety and
convenience of a motion controlled light at your home. Make sure to subscribe to Lowe’s for more
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