I wanted the ability to leave the external lights so the entrances would be well lit for guests accessing the property at night, and for security purposes.
Most good security systems have the ability to monitor at night. However, to have the best visibility externally, you want to make sure lights are on at night. The challenge I faced with traditional light bulbs, was that they would stay on all day if I kept the light switch on inside. I wanted to work toward the goal of automating property lighting to do the heavy lifting in saving me time and electricity.
I was impressed with these Dusk-Till-Dawn lights the more I read up on them. They automatically turn on at dusk and off at dawn. In theory, they have the ability to adjust for longer and shorter days and nights because they sense natural light (or lack thereof) and turn on or off accordingly.
For these light bulbs to work, the light switch has to always be in the “ON” position. If someone accidentally switches the light switch off, these Dusk-Till-Dawn lights will not go on.
There are two ways you can solve this problem:
We have done both options above at Loudoun Escape. These light bulbs have operated perfectly and were the easiest solution to solve the external lighting problem faced at the property.