How To: Install motion detector lights

Install motion detector lights

Looking to take some safety precautions for the exterior of your home? Motion detector lights are a good way to ward off unwanted intruders. Installation of motion detector lights isn't as difficult as it sounds, since most are pre-wired and preassembled.

You Will Need:
• A motion detector light kit
• A screwdriver
• Flood lamps

Step 1: Turn power off
Turn the power off at the fuse box or circuit breaker.

Step 2: Remove existing fixture
Unscrew and remove the existing light fixture.

Step 3: Connect fixture wires
Connect the new fixture wires to the house wires by attaching the black and white wires to the corresponding house wires with the wire nuts included with your fixture.

Step 4: Attach the fixture
Align the holes on the fixture with the holes on your house's junction box and use the included screws to attach the fixture to the junction box.

Step 5: Screw in lamps
Screw in the flood lamps. The manual will tell you the correct wattage to use. Be sure not to screw the lamps too tightly.

Step 6: Turn power on
Turn on the power at the circuit panel or fuse panel and flip the light switch. Notice where the lamps are shining.

Step 7: Adjust the lamps
Adjust the lamps and motion sensor according to the manual. Now you are ready to shine a light on your lawn.

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