Do you hate coming home to a dark house? As summer comes to a close and fall approaches, we forget that it starts to get dark earlier. So what is a homeowner to do?

Luckily, technology has provided several answers for us. There are simple to install light and motion detectors that can be installed on your outdoor and porch lights. If you want your lights to come on when it gets dark and stay on all night, they make a sensor for you. If you only want your lights to come on only when there is motion around your house, there is a simple solution. The motion detector provides safety while saving energy.

Safety is one of the main concerns when it comes to outdoor and porch lighting. If you have to walk up to your front door to unlock it, you definitely want to have a bright porch light guiding the way. The light also provides protection from predators sneaking up on you. Put your porch light on some type of sensor so that it turns on when it gets dark or when you walk up to it. That way, you don’t have to remember to leave the porch light on when you leave in the morning.

Smart bulbs and outlets are also available for the high-tech homeowner. These bulbs and outlets are controlled via an app or any computer with an internet connection. You can manually turn them on and off from your location, or you can set them up on timers. This technology is rapidly becoming more affordable.

What about style and function? Do you like the old style gas lamp look, or possibly a modern glass and steel light? You can visit your local home improvement store to check out their endless supply of porch and outdoor lights. You’re sure to find something that matches your home’s exterior design.

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