Install Motion Sensor Security Light

DIY Security Lighting

Motion sensor lights are great options to add additional security to your property. Learn how to install motion sensor lighting with GNH’s quick and easy guide.

Tip: Before starting any electrical project, make sure the power is turned off to the fixture.

Tip: If you are replacing an existing fixture, remove silicone seal from previous light and remove any remove any screws holding it in place to remove fixture. Remove wire nuts to disconnect wires.

Tip: Always save old screws because you never know when you might need them next!

Follow instructions provided with fixture to install new foam seal and mounting plate, and connect wires using wire nuts to new fixture. Make sure all wires are folded up nicely into hole and that they are secure and then screw fixture into place. Use fresh silicone to fill around fixture.

Tip: Leave small open space in silicone at bottom of fixture so that water has a place to escape should any water get in.

Tip: Follow instructions provided with fixture to set settings for security sensor.

What is needed for the job
  • Motion Sensor Security Light Fixture
  • Pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill
  • Wet rag
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