In our garage the only way to turn on the light is to walk over to it and pull the cord. Unfortunately this light is located between two hanging bikes, which my head hits often, and over our car. After a few practice runs in the pitch black I’ve become somewhat proficient at pulling the cord without much fuss. Still, it is a pain on several levels so a few months ago I started looking for an easy fix. I didn’t feel like rewiring the light to a new switch by the door; too much work to figure out the right way to do it and patch all the holes I’d make. And I didn’t want to install a smart light that could be controlled by an app as that seemed like overkill. What I ended up settling on was a First Alert PIR725 Motion Sensing Light.
The sensor is a basic motion sensor that looks in a 360 degree radius for movement. It seems to easily sense movement 15 feet away and is even able to peer through the bikes hanging on either side to detect when someone first steps into the garage. Once the sensor turns on the light it will keep the light on for about two minutes after the last movement was detected. This is great as it keeps the light from turning on and off while you are going in and out of a room as well as not letting the light stay on for a long time after you’ve finished up. We’ve been using this light for about three months and haven’t had any problems with it. So if you are someone who has a light in a hard to reach location I highly recommend taking a look at First Alert PIR725 Motion Sensing Light. It just may make your life a little bit easier.