Which LED sensor lighting should I choose for burglary prevention and such?
Did you know that LED sensor lighting has many possibilities? Nowadays, you can choose between various types of sensors, which all have their own function. Therefore, LED sensor lighting has many applications both indoors and outdoors. You can for example think of burglary prevention as well as atmospheric light in the backyard that can adjust its light intensity based on the situation. Are you curious about the possibilities for your company or your own home? Below you will find 3 situations in which LED sensor lighting is the right fit.
Situation 1: Which LED sensor lighting do I use for burglary prevention?
For burglary prevention, LED lighting with a motion sensor is very suitable. It is the ideal form of lighting to make entry points unattractive. After all, burglars do not want to have a spotlight aimed at themselves when they want to enter a building. The big advantage of motion sensors is the element of surprise. While standard lighting is immediately visible, LED lights sources with a motion sensor only switch on as soon as movement is detected. The sudden appearance of light can lead to a startled reaction from the burglars. In addition, it gives a warning signal to yourself and / or local residents. Very practical, since no one wants to be a victim of a burglary at the office or at home. Tip! Another weapon to deter burglars is to switch on a LED light indoors (with / without timer). Below you will find two popular LED motion sensor luminaires:
- 2700 - 4000K.
- IP66: dust- en waterproof.
- IP65: dust- en waterproof.
- IP44: splash proof.
LED (solar) wall lights are suitable for businesses and homes. They often have a more stylish design!
- 3000 - 4000K.
- High light output.
- IP65: dust- en waterproof.
- IP44: splash proof.
LED floodlights are suitable for (large) businesses and homes due to the wide beam angle and the diversity in the number of Lumen!
Situation 2: Which LED sensor lighting do I use inside of businesses and/or homes?
Which LED sensor lighting you should use in a home or business mainly depends on the size of a room. There are individual light sources with a sensor, but you also have systems that can aggregate multiple sensor luminaires. Using LED sensor lighting has two direct advantages: you reduce your energy consumption and you simplify the use of the lighting. You for example don't have to search for the light switch in the dark. It also indirectly contributes to burglary prevention, as light can send a signal when switched on at odd times and / or wake residents. LED sensor lighting has two options:
LED lighting with a motion sensor
Indoor lighting with a motion sensor is mainly available as a wall or ceiling fixture. A good example is the Noxion LED Bulkhead Corido. Therefore, these light sources are very suitable in rooms at home or business areas that only have one light source. More specifically, in areas that do not have to be illuminated all day long. You can for example think of sanitary facilities and storage sheds. Are you looking for LED lighting with a sensor that can be used for (parking) garages or your own workshop at home, then LED fluorescent tubes are a good solution. After all, with the right fixture, these light sources can be placed in damp rooms. The Philips LEDtube Sensor HO is a good example. This LED tube illuminates the room with dimmed light, but becomes brighter as soon as movement is detected within a radius of 5 meters.
LED lighting with the DALI system
LED sensor lighting can also be part of a built-in system, such as the DALI system. DALI, of which the full name is ‘Digital Addressable Lighting Interface’, is a smart interface that manages one or more light sources at the same time. Light sources can also be grouped in the system. Therefore, DALI is a very suitable interface to illuminate large spaces optimally. This is especially interesting for companies and production halls. DALI luminaires have several functions. For each of these functions settings can be saved or changed, which can also be done per lighting group. This can entail the automatic on / off switch (motion sensor), the light intensity (easily dim all LED luminaires at the same level) and the operational conditions. You can read more about the DALI system in this blog.
Situation 3: Which LED sensor lighting should I use in the front- and back yard?
You have several options when using LED sensor lighting in the front- and back yard. After all, it can make sure you can easily go inside when it is dark outside, but it can also be used to create a cozy atmosphere in the garden. It is common to use warmer light colours (2700-3000K) in gardens and outside of homes. Outdoor lighting with a sensor is available as standard LED lighting and as LED solar lighting. There are 3 possible sensors: LED lighting with a twilight switch, LED lighting with a motion sensor and LED lighting with a motion sensor that also has an orientation light. Tip! The IP value (dust and water resistance) of the LED fixture should be taken into account. This should be at least IP44.
LED sensor lighting with a twilight switch
LED lighting with a twilight switch is a practical solution when you want to install lighting that switches on as soon as it is getting dark outside. A twilight switch can switch on and off, or it can gradually brighten. In this case, the light adapts to the degree of twilight that takes place. This can be in the evening and at night, but it can also be during the day on gray gloomy days.
LED sensor lighting with a motion sensor
If you dislike it when outdoor lighting is used when it is not needed, but you do want light as soon as you come home or go outside, then the application of LED lighting with a motion sensor is the solution. You can choose between wall and floor luminaires. Therefore, lighting can be placed suitably. Some exaples are driveway lighting, patio lighting and lighting of access points.
LED sensor lighting with a motion sensor and orientation light
A mix of the twilight switch and the motion sensor is LED lighting with a motion sensor and orientation light. These light sources illuminate with a weaker light intensity (for example 10% of the total light intensity) and light up completely as soon as movement is detected. This can create a cozy atmosphere in the backyard, regardless of whether you are sitting outside or inside.