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  • Motion sensors can provide energy savings and improve safety since outdoor lighting is often used for security purposes and left on for extended periods of time.
  • The outdoor porch light is one of your home's most used fixtures. ENERGY STAR® certified fixtures use 75 percent less energy and come in a variety of styles and finishes. Many include features such as a motion sensor or automatic daylight shut-off.
  • Replace incandescent bulbs with ENERGY STAR certified bulbs rated for outdoor use.*

* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR program

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    Look for wireless motion sensors which are commonly available and very easy to set up. They don't require drilling and they communicate with other security system components wirelessly.
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