Three Things to Consider Before Buying Solar Powered Security Lights

A bright, energy efficient, motion-activated spotlight can deter would-be thieves.

Short of a house-wide alarm system or trained guard dog, the best security system to protect your home, shop, or remote camp is a simple motion-activated light. Mounted over a door or under an eave, a sudden LED spotlight will cast doubt in the mind of any would-be intruder. Thanks to rapidly developing solar-energy technology, now you can enjoy that peace of mind without the hassle of complicated wiring. Here are some of the features to look for in a solar-powered security light.

Withstands All Conditions

The bulbs in this model last longer than traditional bulbs. Aootek

Check Price

LED technology is more efficient and brighter than traditional bulbs. They convert the greatest amount of energy to light and waste less energy as heat. LEDs also last longer than florescent or incandescent bulbs and focus light more intensely rather than scattering it in all directions.


This product can shine for up to 50,000 hours before needing replaced. URPOWER

Check Price

The range at which a motion activated light can detect movement varies widely with make and model. A light with maximum detection distance of 10 feet is suitable for above a doorway, whereas lights mounted on eaves or vertical structures such as walls, posts, or trees often need to patrol a wider angle at greater distances. Some solar lights can be activated from as far away as 70 feet or more.

Three Different Modes

This option can help you save on your power bills. SEZAC

Check Price

A unit with adjustable light heads gives you the greatest flexibility to cover the precise area of concern. Articulated lanterns increase your coverage options and decrease the number of other lights you need to buy.

Also Consider:

Powered by the Sun

This model detects movement out to 26 feet. AmeriTop

Check Price

Rechargeable Battery

This set broadcasts a beam 150-degrees wide. SEZAC

Check Price