We've been looking for new outdoor lights since the day we bought the house, the old lights reminded me of something . . . oh that's right . . . they reminded me of really ugly lights hehe. Okay so their not that bad, it's more of a case that they didn't match the house, they seem very Victorian to me and our house if definitely not Victorian.
Lee was determined that the lights be motion activated because during the winter he comes home when it's dark and has stepped in one or two of Max's "booby traps" or should I say "poopy traps" (I crack myself up) anyways,
I don't know if you know how hard it is to find attractive motion sensor lights. . . but it's really freak'in hard.
I found these ones at Home Depot for $56 each over a year ago, in fact if you remember our first Living Room planning post I picked them out to use as Living Room Sconces on either side of the fireplace (until I noticed they were motion sensored and way over scale).
I put them in the back of my mind and set out to find more attractive and more affordable options . . . I found nothing (did I mention how hard it is to find attractive motion sensor lighting?).
So back to Home Depot, where the lights were starting to look better, but I still needed to see what else was out there.
Long story short . . . nothing else was out there so I decided to give 'em a try.
And I'm in LOVE. Head over heels in LOVE. Screaming at your parents because they just don't understand, run away in the middle of the night LOVE!!!
So it goes to show you, sometimes the first one you see turns out to be perfect . . . and you shouldn't waste time looking for something better . . . but I've been burned when I'm looking for something specific, find something I like, buy it, then see something perfect two weeks later for half the price. So I guess there's no lesson to be learned here . . . just enjoy the pretty lights :)
p.s. LED bulbs definitely the way to go for a motion light, they use so little energy, and don't take a minute or two to warm up because by the time they warm up, Lee's already inside the house, not very useful at all. And, because you can see the bulb in these lights, the LED bulb is a bit more attractive than a regular CFL (they look just like regular incandescent bulbs).