Motion sensor lights are a great option for anyone who needs light in a dark space. As someone who lives in an apartment with two pets, having enough light to make sure I’m navigating my halls without scaring any of them is essential every night. I can imagine if I had a backyard or basement that I’d need light to navigate through it and these would come in handy. These motion light sensors from Vont are a great option for anyone that needs a simple light when needed. They’re easy to set up and use, which can save a headache from having to use wiring to get more light.
Setting up the Vont lights
You simply twist and pull the back of the Vont motion sensor light to access the battery compartment. It needs 3 AAA to work, so together all three sensors need 9 batteries. They also come with 3 stickers so you can stick them to any wall or surface you need to get light where you need it.
Along with the stickers they also have built-in magnets for easy sticking to things I saw some people online say they use these for next to their door to open it with light, in their closets, in a pantry, and along stairs to see the steps. I used it in my bathroom for when I get up early and don’t want to turn on the incredibly bright overhead light. The fact that there are no extra tools or wiring required is such a huge bonus because often that’s required for more lighting in a space.
How they work
The Vont sensor light only works in dark light, which also helps save batteries but not turning on all the time when it’s not needed. I tried them in a pretty dim room and although it went on, it was after a lot of hand-waving. However, in a dark room, it goes on when something is in range of about 10 feet. I counted and it stays on for about 20 seconds each time it senses movement. On average, they claim that new batteries should last in these sensors for a year. Obviously, I haven’t owned it a year to test this theory, but I think that’s a great benefit if true.
These sensors also have a built-in light sensor so they can go off when there’s enough light. For example, if you went into the bathroom and turned the light on, they would stop turning on which ends up saving you battery life in the long run. I do wish the pack came with batteries, but that’s just a personal preference when I get tech gear.
I do wish that the light sensor on these was a little less sensitive. I had a poorly-lit part of my apartment and although there was light in there, it wasn’t bright. However, the sensors apparently detected enough light and didn’t go on. They’re not extremely bright, so if you’re looking for something to illuminate a whole area, they do have some lanterns I reviewed not long ago that would do the trick.
They are also not a consistent source of light, they’re meant for quick use, which is why they turn off after 15-20 seconds. If you’re looking for lights that stay on a long time, you might need another type. If you just need simple, small lights that are not complicated to set up and use, these ones should be perfect for you.
- Auto-on within 10 feet, auto-off after 15 seconds
- Each sensor needs 3 AAA batteries
- Only turns on during the dark
- Ready to use in a few simple steps
Disclaimer: I received this product for free for the purposes of testing it and reviewing it. All opinions expressed are truthful and 100% my own.