By B from Seattle, WA on August 12, 2013
I see that the motion sensor works from 30' away, but what is the range of the light itself? How far away does the light reach (radius and distance)?
By Al from Pittsburg , PA on August 13, 2013
Answer:180 degrees at 16 feet
By Lars from San Diego, CA on August 13, 2013
Answer:The brightest part of the light easily reaches 20 ft, with about a 10 ft radius, but the light "bleeds" about twice that distance, so there's at least some dimmer light in a large area. Ours is pointed at kind of an odd direction, under an eave on the corner of the building, which is why I can only give estimates, but it really covers a large area.
By Sue from NY on August 13, 2013
I don't know the exact measurements, probably a good 12 feet. I love these lights....they were put up instead of running electric on my back porch and the side of the house where I walk in the morning...early enough that it is still dark out. Don't expect a really bright light that electric gives but I can see well enough that I won't trip over something when walking to car in the morning. I plan on getting more...one for the shed and one for the other side of the house. A very nice quality light for the $.
By S. Hiriart from Galveston, Texas on August 13, 2013
Answer:The area covered by the light depends on how far the light is actually placed from the area you are trying to light up. The light for its size is quite bright and covers a good area. Less area covered brighter light. More area covered not as bright. My lights are 10 ft. from the ground and cover approx. 20 to 30 ft. of area depending on the angle of the light. Very pleased with this product for my yard.
By Lou Olivera from Fayetteville, NC on October 7, 2012
Is it motion activated only or can I leave it constantly on?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 8, 2012
Answer:The spotlight's motion sensor can be disabled but the light has an auto shut-off feature. Therefore, it cannot be "constantly on".
By Larry from Staunton, VA on October 8, 2012
Answer:It is motion activated.
By Edi from Pocono Mountains, PA on October 8, 2012
Answer:It's motion activated.
By Steve M. from Oxford, Alabama on October 8, 2012
Answer:The light is only motion activated, but it has served me well. It's very bright and the motion detector works great.
By Joe Benavides from Virginia on October 8, 2012
Answer:This model is only motion activated. If it's dark enough the light will go on because of motion and stay on for about a minute after the motion stops. If it is not dark enough the light will not go on at all.
By Joe Benavides from Virginia on October 8, 2012
Answer:If it is dark enough, the light will go on with motion and stay on for about a minute after motion stops. If it's not dark enough the light stays off. There is no way to manually turn on the light.
By Craig from Rockville, MD on October 8, 2012
Answer:This particular model is only motion activated, I believe I have seen a similar model that is remote controlled.
By Mike from Cleveland Ohio on October 8, 2012
Answer:Motion activated only
By Hank from Arizona on October 8, 2012
Answer:They are motion activated. I have had 5 of them around the house for nearly a year and they are still on the first set of batteries. The motion activation works fairly well. Pretty good value for the price.
By Robert from Sarasota, FL on October 9, 2012
Answer:Motion activated. Good product. I have three.
By Lisa from Massachusetts on October 9, 2012
Answer:It is motion activated and only works in late dusk through late dawn. It needs to be dark out to trip the sensor. I have it in my driveway and works exactly as I wanted it to. It's not too sensitive that I am concerned that every blowing leaf will set it off. If you want a motion activated light, it's worth the purchase.
By Kyle from Texas on September 23, 2013
Is the automatic shut-off time adjustable ?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on September 23, 2013
No, it is not adjustable. The spotlight automatically turns off after 30 seconds if motion is no longer detected.
By Joe from NJ on February 2, 2013
How long will the motion light stay on after there is no movement to activate it and can you adjust that time?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on February 4, 2013
Answer:The light turns off after 30 seconds of no detection. This cannot be adjusted.
By Julia O from Marion MA on October 28, 2012
I would like to mount inside the house in case of power failure during floods, N'orEasters, etc, can these be turned on and off as necessary?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 29, 2012
No, these items auto-shut off in order to conserve battery life.
We do carry a line of products that sound perfect for your needs. They are called Power Outage Lights. Check them out here: http://www.pegasuslighting.com/readybright-power-outage-lights.html
By Larry from Staunton, VA on October 29, 2012
Answer:It has no On\Off control. I have one mounted inside. The light turns on when it detects motion (but only if the area is dark).
By Joe Benavides from Virginia on October 29, 2012
Answer:No, once the batteries are installed the lights only go on/off based on motion and darkness. There is another model with a remote control which can be put on/off independent of motion/darkness. There are also other models of these Mr. Beams which are specifically made for inside use...ceiling lights, under counter lights, etc.
By Jim from Alabama on October 29, 2012
Answer:It's been a while since I looked at it. I don't believe it had a on/off switch. I mounted mine in my garage that has no windows so it is very dark until a light is turned on. We wanted to be able to "dash" into/out the garage without turning on a light. It works fine for that purpose. I am currently out of state so unable to easily verify an on/off switch. Hope this helps.
By Craig from Rockville, MD on October 29, 2012
Answer:This particular model does not have an off switch. I have seen on the manufacturer's web site that they do have a different unit that is remote to turn it on and off. I have a number of these in my yard for our dogs and they are fantastic.
By Cindy from Medina, NY on October 29, 2012
Answer:No, because this light is a motion sensor. It is great for our garage.
By Lisa from Massachusetts on October 29, 2012
Answer:No...it does not have an on/off switch. You could mount it in your home, but it would have to be dark and someone would have to pass in front of the sensor for it to turn on.
By Marilyn from Poughkeepsie, NY on October 29, 2012
Answer:We've been using these for outdoor security lighting and we love them! They are extremely sensitive to movement, so we had to strategically point them in just the right direction because even strong wind would activate them. We've had the same batteries in them all summer and they're still going strong. They don't have an on/off switch. We just brought them inside in preparation for hurricane Sandy and had to store them in a closet so our household movement wouldn't activate them. If we lose power, we will definitively be using them and make sure to have backup batteries.
By Amanda from Cleveland, Ohio on October 29, 2012
Answer:No. They only work in a dark environment. No on or off switch
By Kent from Winston-Salem, NC on October 29, 2012
Answer:Great idea! They don't really have an on/off switch, but the face easily twists off giving you access to the batteries. I would just leave the batteries out ("D") until your "event" happens, then stick them back in. Perhaps Pegasus can make one in a tabletop base--I would buy some more for indoor use as well, for power outages.
By Ryan from California on October 29, 2012
Answer:Yes, you can mount these lights inside the house. However, it will turn on if it detects motion in terms of people is walking by.
By Robert from Sarasota, FL on November 1, 2012
Answer:No, they are on all the time. Activated by movement. I have one at my back door and at both of my gates.
By Angel from Miami, FL on November 1, 2012
You cannot turn the light on or off manually, but the light has a sensor that will turn the light on if it senses motion. The spotlight has also a light sensor that will not allow the spotlight to turn on or off if the lights inside the house are on.
Now, be careful because I have issues with the spot light turning off. At this moment I am testing two extra lights sent by the manufacturer and they both failed to turn off. Hope that this help.