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Our test of 25 outdoor sensor lights found some good options for improving safety and security.

We tested 20 mains-powered lights and 5 powered by solar-battery or conventional batteries. They varied from quite feeble just-see-where-you’re-going models to a 500W floodlight that lit up the whole section.

All the lights were tested for light output, efficiency, sensor sensitivity, waterproofing, robustness and safety.