Looking for a low-cost solution to add security to dimly lit spaces. Can you help?

Asked by Doug Pettay
Chicago, IL

Each floor of my apartment complex has a deck light. Are there timers that control multiple junction boxes so lights come on only at night? Don't want the Home Depot aesthetic of motion-sensing floodlights.


Answered by Erik Henry

Brownsburg, IN

ELH Construction LLC

August 6, 2011

You can use a low-voltage system designed more for landscape lighting that will allow you to have a dusk-to-dawn lighting system with multiple lights.

The dusk-to-dawn sensor is located on the transformer box to run the low-voltage lights, not on the fixture. There are many options that are available at any of the big box stores. Most will plug into a regular 110 outlet in your home.

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