When I had the house re-sided, the side door spotlight needed to be uninstalled by the crew. Because I knew that I didn’t want the same one reinstalled (it was old, sort of rusty, quite ugly) I had asked for the wiring to be maintained, but capped off so that I could find the right light and install it at a later point. (Safety bonus, the light is on it’s own circuit, so the whole breaker is actually off which means no accidental electrocution or live wires outside, whoop for safety).
Since the side door now lacks proper lighting, which, I’ll tell you has made it an impossible-to-use entryway in the dark of the night, I’ve had to spend some time perusing my options to try and make things right again. I love a good reason to shop. Like any other product, there are enough designs and options to make one’s head spin. Indecisiveness has kicked in over here, but I figured I’d share where I’m at.
If nothing else, I do know what I want technically + price-wise: a wall-mount, motion sensor fixture under $75.
I browsed the local big box stores, but only found a few that fit my price range, motion-sensitivity desires, and design aesthetic. They’re functional, yes, but none are “must-haves”:
I started to peruse a favorite online lighting source, LampsPlus.com. I haven’t bought from them personally, but I’ve heard and read good things. And excitedly, I found many options meeting my needs, and many more in my price range than at other shops. And they’re all Energy Star Certified, which is a nice perk too.
I’ve narrowed it down to these three:
1) The Mini Coach Silver Outdoor Light. A silver light would nicely complement the gray mastic siding, and it would also match the silver light that’s installed on the back door. Priced at a swell $49.91 right now.
2) The Charleston Coach Silver Outdoor Light. While I lean towards the silver, it also comes in a sexy, glossy black that’s really pretty. (Maybe it’ll go nicely with yours.) Both colors are also priced at $49.91 right now.
3) The Bridgeport Matte White Outdoor Light. With sweet loopy detail right along the top cap of the light, this one peeked my interest because it’s not silver, but has a clean white finish – I’m thinking that white would be more inconspicious along the side of the house, but maybe I’ll be wrong about that. See? Indecisive. It would look great if I get around to replacing the old crummy storm door on the side with a shiny new white one. This one’s priced a hair higher, but still within my budget at $74.91.
So, the big Q. What would you do? Have I overlooked something incredible via another source? Fill me in if I have. Or let me know your favorite shown here!