Keep Yourself Safe with Lights
Bike "Laserlight" lights:
Cyclists have to be wary of everything in big cities, even robotic cars. These lights project a bright green bicycle outline 20 feet ahead, effectively giving you a personal bike lane symbol. That helps alert motorists, pedestrians and other cyclists of your presence 30 percent more often than without them.
Night Rider 270° Shoe Lights:
Night Runner 270° safely attaches to your shoes and lights the way from dusk till dawn. Whether you're night trail running or in an urban environment, you'll be able to clearly see the path in front of you up to 30 feet. Plus, back-facing red tail lights immediately alert motorists to your location. Night Runner 270 offers unrivaled safety and visibility while helping people like you stay fit and active.
Motion-activated or motion-sensor lighting:
The lighting turns on when something or someone passes the area being covered by a motion sensor. The light only turns on when triggered by motion, not by how dark or light it might be outside. It turns off when the motion isn’t detected anymore, which saves on electricity. This lighting is often mounted near the garage to light up when you get out of your car and startles intruders. Be sure it’s mounted high; otherwise, a burglar might try to unscrew it to disable it. Also, insure these lights are protected from the elements by a weatherproof box.
It provides constant lighting, so it would be hard for an intruder to enter your home without being seen. You can set it to turn on at dusk and off at dawn with a timer or a photo cell. Since it uses a lot of electricity, consider using a solar-powered version.
Hi/low combination lighting:
This lighting offers illumination when you need it. When someone passes by, the motion sensor makes the lights brighten. Overnight, it uses a low-intensity light.
It’s lighting that’s not stronger than that of a full moon, and yet it’s strong enough to make shadows and highlights. This soft form of lighting gets rid of dark areas where an intruder might hide and spotlights movement on your property.
Use them to light a dark garage, stairway or entryway. Light the way for your family to enter the home after dark and discourage intruders from trying to enter. Position floodlights high up enough so that they cast a wide cone of light.
By Barbara Allen