A pillar light fitted with a motion detector is even more practical: the light only shines when it is needed. And it turns itself off again after a certain period of time – ergo, you save electricity. And you protect the battery within your solar light. Motion detectors also make your garden safer and more secure. On the one hand, you are less lightly to trip on a garden hose; on the other, burglars will be put off by the light.
When it comes to the detection angle of pillar lights, take note of the following: if it is too large, it will include your neighbour’s property; if it is too small, the light will only come on if you are in a very specific spot – perfect for intruders! Most models come with a detection angle of 120 degrees. This is sufficient to cover paths and driveways. If you want the light to shine when you approach via your lawn too, you will need a larger detection angle. You can opt for a 360-degree motion detector and use panels to customise the light.