Stairs are dangerous in the dark.
The solution is more light.
But sometimes people are reluctant to turn on the lights. Maybe they’re worried it’ll disturb someone else in the house. Or they’re just not in the habit.
Or else the stairs aren’t rigged with two light switches — one at the top and one at the bottom.
Shine light on dark and treacherous stairs with motion-sensing LED nightlights.
They only turn on when a person comes within 10 feet or so. And they’re battery-powered, so there’s no switch to worry about.
These motion-sensing lights last for thousands of activations on a single set of batteries. Put one at the top of the stairs to illuminate the top step, one at the landing, and another at the bottom to shine light on the transition from stairs to floor (a surprising hotspot of falls).
Because they’re battery-operated they’re simple to install.
They come in a set of three.
Here’s what they look like up close:
When you click through, you’ll see that page also has some styles that are hard-wired. Depending on your situation, hard-wiring could be a better option. But for most of us these battery-operated ones will be perfect.
The photo of the cat on the staircase is by Bob Jagendorf. It doesn’t really relate to the topic, but I really liked it. And notice that although the staircase is a disaster, at least it has a railing…