You may know your way around the front yard. Visitors, on the other hand,
probably won't enjoy tripping up that poorly lit walkway. Installing a
motion-activated light is the perfect solution for guiding guests to and from
Sure, seeing where you are going is a nice amenity. However,
adding any type of lighting that is triggered by a person or event can also be
used as an effective, affordable security solution. When someone approaches your
house, garage, shed or boat, a motion-activated light can illuminate that
specific area-which can typically startle potential intruders and others that
might not be expecting someone to be home.
The idea of adding lighting
into your home's mix is surely enticing, but sometimes also frightening. Some
definitely don't like the idea of messing with anything that involves electrical
wiring. After all, many of your outdoor areas, usually the ones that need a
little extra lighting, probably don't have pre-existing wiring you can use.
Instead of worrying about running cable and finding empty outlets, the Maxsa
40217 taps into solar power to produce the same lighting effects. That's right;
you aren't the only one that likes to soak up rays on the deck. The 40217 has 14
LEDs (light-emitting-diodes), which love to capture that free energy for later,
when you can't use the sun as your guide. Of course, sometimes you need light in
the darkest places, where even sunlight never sees. The 40217 also includes a
9-foot cord, so you can stretch it out for maximum sunlight exposure during the
The 40217 might soak up the sun's rays, but it won't waste one penny
of your electric bill. Because the unit is motion-activated, it only illuminates
when you need it. Not that it matters, though; the unit uses three included
rechargeable batteries for easy setup and operation.
approaches the setup, the passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor kicks in to
activate the security light. No programming, no computers and no upkeep all
equal no worries! Maxsa says that when the light has been charging in full
sunlight, it can activate up to 180 times-if the lighting is on for a minute at
a time. That's all you should need to scare off burglars or get groceries from
Also, you won't have to worry about rain, snow, or other weather
conditions. The 40217 has a completely weatherproof enclosure to protect it from
any outdoor elements. Speaking of those elements: Wind, pets or other elements
shouldn't get in the system's way, and trigger any false alarms. Easy side dials
allow you to kill the light during the day, and even adjust just how sensitive
you want your motion-sensitive unit to be.
The setup couldn't be simpler
overall. No programming or professionals are needed; the kit even comes with the
solar panel and all of the mounting hardware you will
- Throughout the day, the solar charge panel converts direct sunlight into
electricity to charge the battery inside the light. When charged in full
sunlight, the Solar Security Light can activate up to 180 times when on for 1
minute at a time.
- Durable weatherproof housing protects the solar panel in all weather
conditions. * Complete with a 9 foot cable, the 4.7 x 3.2 inch solar panel can
be positioned away from the light to receive the most sunlight, including on
- Adjustable solar panel for either flat or angled rooftops. Security Light
- Includes 14 long-lasting Super Bright LED lights (non replaceable bulbs)
- Internal reflector for bright light output
- Motion activated for security and safety
- Adjustable motion sensitivity dial helps prevent false triggering from
pets or winds.
- Lux level adjustments dial prevents the light from operating during
- Time adjustment dial allows you to control how long the light will stay on
for when activated
- Adjustable 180 deg swiveol head and sensor
- Mounting screws and hardware included.
- IP44 weatherproof rating
- AUTO/OFF switch control
- Includes three rechargeable 1.2V Ni-Mh batteries.
- Built-in circuit protector helps prevent over charge or discharge of