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Old 07-01-2020, 04:38 AM   #1
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Motion Activated Security Lights?

With everything going on I have been thinking of installing some motion activated security lights. I have seen several solar powered ones, but I am wondering how they would ride.

Has anyone done this?
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I installed this one 2 years ago. Love it.
http://www.amazon.com/Starlights-SL-.../dp/B004O7DBM4
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I installed this one 2 years ago. Love it.
http://www.amazon.com/Starlights-SL-.../dp/B004O7DBM4
Thanks I will need to check for the right color and size to replace my current two lights. These are on the passenger side.

Solar lights may be my best option for the driver side and rear. These would also help if I need to be in these areas at night.
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I would hope you could set them not to pop on when a night animal moves or during windy nights and the trees rustle.

Where are you staying that you feel you need security lights?
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I thought about adding these as well but then held off because the ones I was looking at were solar and how could I stop them activating if I was driving down the road at night.

This may not be a problem as I have never tried them.
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I would hope you could set them not to pop on when a night animal moves or during windy nights and the trees rustle.

Where are you staying that you feel you need security lights?
No where yet, but the country is getting crazier by the day.
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You need a lot more light to take on intruders... I'm holding out for a Romulan disrupter from Star Trek but these are here, now. Not sure you can get one at Kamping Wurld.

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I did last year, it is not so bright it will bother others, yet bright enough to light the way when we return to the MH after dark; plus, the LED light "bulb" is adjustable/directional.
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I am not worried about my key destination stops, but I normally have several overnight stops to get to them. These are the reason for wanting the lights.
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I am not worried about my key destination stops, but I normally have several overnight stops to get to them. These are the reason for wanting the lights.
Just wondering why they would be different for you?
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Ray, I got this cool little light from amazon. It's battery operated but since it's motion activated should last a good while. It is magnet mounted and is fully adjustable to just about any angle. I've installed it next to my entry door and it's nice to have it come on when I return to the coach at night.
When traveling I remove it from it's magnet holder and stow it until at the next campsite. It put's out a lot of light.

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You need a lot more light to take on intruders... I'm holding out for a Romulan disrupter from Star Trek but these are here, now. Not sure you can get one at Kamping Wurld.

https://defense-update.com/20200108_hel_israel.html


This may be overkill for the average RV, but maybe not.
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I don't know if this would apply to you but I put a motion activated LED "porch light" on my fifth wheel and mostly keep it turned off because of complaints from the neighbors about it turning off and on for various reasons at night.

It also has a tiny green light that blinks off and on telling me that the motion sensor is activated and on a dark night with no other lights around that tiny flashing green light actually lights up the ground around the trailer a little bit further bugging the neighbors. I keep it turned off now in less I'm boondocking in the middle of nowhere.


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I bought mine on Amazon. $23 for the pair. The first pic is the one next to the entry door. It is mounted with Extreme/Outdoor Velcro. It is a replacement for one that fell off because it was mounted with Industrial Velcro which is not nearly as strong as the Extreme/Outdoor. It did survive several trips when I forgot to remove it before departure.
The second pic is of the one I mounted over my motorcycle with the same Extreme/ Outdoor Velcro. Both lights have survived several half hour trips as a test. I don't think I will have to worry about leaving them attached while we travel.
I leave the front door light enabled all the time we are parked. It detects us when we get 5-10 feet away, lights up our path and lets me get my key out and into the deadbolt lock and shuts off soon after we are inside. I intend to disarm it with the small black button next to the motion detector sensor when travelling so it doesn't startle the driver in the lane next to us at night.
I have the light over the bike disarmed for now because my American and POW/MIA flags about 10 feet behind the coach would trigger it off and on all night. We have had about a 3 month infestation of Miller moths and they trigger the light constantly. I wonder if the first time they trigger it is by accident and they keep doing it for the reward.
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