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Posted: Fri Mar 8, 2019 2:01pm
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ianangel

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Location: Algorfa

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Hi, can anyone advise regarding security lighting for our villa / a recommended security installer ?

Thanks in advance 

Ian 

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Sat Mar 9, 2019 1:47pm

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Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 1:47pm

Don´t just install lights!   I fitted lights plus camera and caught my racist neighbour attacking my property.  He would not have been found guilty without!    Find them on ebay, they are cheap and discreet.  The pictures are held on a sim card, only download when you have  problem.

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Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 4:30pm

ianangel wrote on Fri Mar 8, 2019 2:01pm:

Hi, can anyone advise regarding security lighting for our villa / a recommended security installer ?

Thanks in advance 

Ian 

I actually have security lights but the cost of running several all night is quite high, plus replacing the bulbs every now and then.

www.7dayshop.com have a range of solar powered security lights and I have installed 6 of these around the property and they are very effective. I have them set to low brightness normally but to come on full when they are triggered by motion.

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Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 5:24pm

Use LED lights!

Richard

ianangel

ianangel

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Sat Mar 9, 2019 8:40pm

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Location: Algorfa

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Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 8:40pm

Hi thanks, 

I’ve bought a number of solar lights ( mid range) and just seen them go off very impressive so another measure done 

Ian 

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Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 10:08pm

Richard080943 wrote on Sat Mar 9, 2019 5:24pm:

Use LED lights!

Richard

The ones I'm talking about are multi LED arrays. They cost between 11 and 25 € depending on size and the solar power is enough to keep them going all night.

You can set them to be off until triggered, or on low until triggered when they come up to full brightness. They are certainly very effective.

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Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:15pm

I would go with the advice given by Richard.mains powered  L.E.D. lamps are most definitely  the way forward.  These lamps do seem to be a bit more expensive in Spain than in the U.K. but they pay for themselves over and over again due to the length of time they last ( anything up to 40,000 hrs ), plus the enormous cost savings in energy usage.They also give the added advantage of choice of wattage .

Solar powered lamps usually have a set wattage lamp and  have limited usefulness if intensity of light output is an issue , but do come into their own for decorative effect lighting ,e.g. around garden plants etc . Another disadvantage of Solar powered is their unsuitability in out of the way shaded areas if enough daylight is unable to fall upon their solar charging cells.

Hope that advice helps.

Leckyles.

Villas

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Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:31pm

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Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:31pm

The camera idea (for me is the best). Movement activated. pan tilt, IR, face detection, and all whilst I´m sitting in a bar in town. I can watch the cats, foxes, pals calling round, burglars ( sound included). All info goes to the "cloud" so no space on your phone! I don´t however have a "Racist" detection device. Lol.

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ianangel

ianangel

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Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:09pm

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Location: Algorfa

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Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:09pm

Ha ha very good as I’ve said taken most of what’s been said here on board with some additional measures 

Cheers

Ian 

ianangel

ianangel

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Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:11pm

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Location: Algorfa

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Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:11pm

Thank you for the advice much appreciated 

Cheers

Ian 

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