Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 34
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cyclonetalon Awesome light with great motion detector *SUPER BRIGHT*
I ordered these online, since my local Home Depot does not stock them, after returning the identical cheaper model.(Store SKU # 625218)
I am so excited that these lights work perfectly they are just as bright as the other model but the motion detector has a sensitivity adjustment, day/night sensor, timer, and just looks to be made alot better than the other model. The motion detector and motion detector arm are really the only plastic parts on the light.
I do not know what to say other than this thing functions correctly and is a great replacement to my old floodlights. The led lights are at least twice as bright with a wonderful clear light as opposed to the yellowish light I had prior.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Justacog Bright Enough to Annoy your Neighbors
I bought two of these for a large "shop" building (40'x50') in my neighborhood. The lights are all assembled and ready to mount. The sensitivity controls are variable (a dial, not a switch) which is nice. I replaced a pair of dual 300w halogens with a pair of these LED lights which were/are mounted under a high eave (about 25' up) on opposite corners in the front of the building. We have "critters" (deer, raccoons, possums, armadillos, feral cats ....) that sometimes light these things up a night. They REALLY light up the front yard and side yards, so much so that the neighbor across the street asked if I would have them shut off late at night (which I did).
March 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by James Great LED fixture
This light works great over the BBQ to light the patio at the same time. The motion detector was easy to remove for switch only use.
April 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Greg READ THIS!!!!
This light works awesome!! Lights up my whole back yard. The installation instructions are a little misleading. The light is a 5 inch base but the mounting plate is for a 4 inch box, which means it's not entirely watertight. Up under an eave like my mounting it's fine, but if you're concerned about waterproofing it will take a little doing. Really nice light tho, I removed the motion sensor on mine and put it on a different light.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Christopher This was way brighter than I expected it to be!
I currently have a 3-head halogen spot light on one side of my garage. The 100-watt bulbs are definitely bright enough, but they are spot lights so the light is only in 3 spots.
I wanted to add more of a "flood" light to the other side of my garage (the porch side) to help fill all the dark spots in. But then I realized this would be a perfect spot for a motion detector light, being nearly in the center of the front of the house, right by the sidewalk and porch and driveway. So, the power-hungry halogens were out of the question... going with an LED unit to save 1/10th the electricity was the way to go.
I compared this unit to the older/more popular Lithonia units because the Defiant mounts better to the eve/ceiling overhang, because it has a more "white" color (less blue than the Lithonia according to the CCT) the Defiant is 5000k. The Defiant is also brighter (more lumens) for approximately the same wattage (32 vs 30). All the details are on the boxes, making it easy to compare in the store.
So I bought this unit. It was super easy to install! It came all 100% assembled, that was a nice surprise. The light was up in one minute after I installed the box & wiring. This light also comes with it's own gasket (unlike the Lithonia). I like the more traditional rectangle shape of the lights as well.
And WOW it is bright! I really can't believe how much light this thing puts out, with only 6 LEDs total (2per light head). And the light is completely even and uniform. It really does light up my entire driveway, porch, sidewalk, front yard. I still have my 3-bulb halogen fixture installed, and in comparison, the halogen is still a bit brighter in each of the 3 spots, but of course it doesn't do anything outside of the 3 spots, whereas the LED lights up EVERYTHING. I was originally planning to replace the halogen with another LED unit, but I think I like the spot light in combination with the flood light. The LED flood is more than enough light to see and work in, but the halogen spots are good for when I work on my car or something.
The color of the LEDs is kinda "white", but I would not say it is blue. I prefer warm white on the house, but I do like this 5000k color enough. It is NOT blue at all, but really a perfectly white color. It does glare, but that's because it is a flood light. I have it aimed so that it doesn't shine in the neighbor's windows.
Oh, and by the way, the lenses on the heads are CLEAR... not frosted white like shown in the picture. This makes it easier to direct the brightest light where you want it, rather than scattering it even more.
Now, the motion detector. As expected, the detector does leave a little to be desired, at least in it's range. It does not detect 70 feet, maybe half of that. However, it does have a good 180 degree range (it advertises 270, but I have it on the side of the house, not a corner). The detector seems to work well enough for me though, sure more range would be desirable, but it does cover the area very well. I currently have the sensitivity all the way down, and it eliminated random turn-ons. The range is still the same, but it definitely has less sensitivity right under the light itself.
I think that's about it, I definitely recommend this unit as the best one HD currently sells. I've only had it up a few days now, but it will only be on a few minutes per day, so it should last forever. We'll see. This was the first LED light I've ever used, but I had the biggest smile on when it first lit up... did I mention it was way brighter than I expected lol.
October 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Christopher Follow up to my first review....... still awesome!
I installed (and reviewed) this light back in October 2012. You can see my review at the top of the list. Well I just wanted to say that the light is still functioning 100% perfectly without a single hassle. Every now and then, the light will come on for "no reason", but of course it should with all the wind, trees, and fountain I have. The detection is still just right for me, comes on every time I'm around. Still just as shockingly bright! I definitely recommend this light. I'd have more of them if I could think of where to put them lol.
March 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Widami Finally a non-plastic, durable fixture
I was a little concerned that I had picked out the most expensive fixture on the wall while considering my needs but when I went to see what LED bulbs to buy, I realized that they were integral to this fixture. At twenty something dollars each (X3) the fixture was much more affordable. The manufacturer claims a 32 year lifetime for the bulbs and if it does half that it will likely last longer than I will.
I like that the fixture is solid and made to last. Installation was problematic for me as I was perched precariously high on an extension ladder and the junction box in my eaves was a small one that did not line up with the holes of the bracket. I instead mounted the bracket directly to the two by four with deck screws for a solid hold. I used twine to hold the fixture in proximity to the bracket until I could fasten the electrical wires and used a much longer bolt to find the hole to screw in and align the fixture with the bracket (this allowed me to see where the threaded hole was). Then I installed the bolt provided in the other hole, removed the oversized bolt and installed the remaining bolt provided.
The sensing device works beautifully thirty or so feet away and the ability to set how long the light would stay on made this product a wonderful installation for us. This is a very good light fixture and I will buy it again if another of our corner security lights fail (not worth getting up two stories on that ladder unless absolutely necessary).
October 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GreatBayNH Bright. Alternative weather sealing needed for my situation.
I purchased this product last week and installed on an existing junction box that sticks out 1.5 inches from the side of the house. This product needs to be flushed mounted against a flat surface in order to get a proper seal against weather intrusion because the cover plate is wider than the junction box (the last light fixture I had mounted there was designed to fit the junction box perfectly). My solution? Plummer's putty! I applied liberal amounts around the back of the fixture between the gap between the junction box and the cover plate. Problem solved!
Oh, and the light is nice and bright! It does seem to come on on its own though. Haven't found that sweet spot between sensitivity and range. Timing adjustment knob seems a bit fickle too.
October 6, 2013