It can be quite fun to decorate your house interior with different types of lighting. However, there’s one important thing you do not want to miss – outdoor lighting. Outdoor lights are very important in every home or property. Apart from illuminating your driveway, walk paths, or different parts of your property, it serves as an excellent deterrent to criminals or intruders into your home when it’s dark. There are different types of outdoor or security lights. For this post, we’re going to concentrate only on Mr. Beams MB360 Wireless LED spotlight.
If you’re planning to buy a security light, some of the important things to consider include wiring, design needs, and location. Most outdoor lights are designed to brighten areas outside the doorways garages, stairways, and potentially dangerous spots. Some of these lights run on replaceable batteries or solar-powered batteries while the rest depends on connection with the house electricity. We consider power savings a very important factor, so we decided to check out several Mr. Beams wireless motion sensor lights and we pitched our tent with the battery-operated motion sensor lights.
In our search to find a light that will be affordable, functional, and also durable, we discovered the Mr. Beams MB360 wireless LED spotlight. We’ve carefully studied it, took time to list out everything you need to know about this light if you consider buying. Keep reading for our full product review on this wireless motion sensor light.
Overview of Mr. Beams MB360 Wireless LED spotlight
Mr. Beams MB360 Wireless LED Spotlight is an affordable product fitted with powerful LED bulbs and a wireless feature. It’s a beautiful security lighting piece designed to provide you with instant home security and safety lighting. It’s perfect for installation anywhere light is needed. Whether it’s a doorway, garage, porch, fences, trees, or sheds, this product is a perfect fit and can also do the work of indoor motion sensor lights on hallways.
Out of the box
Unboxing the Mr. Beam MB360 wireless LED spotlight gives you access to a simple package that is discreet, relatively small, and straightforward. Inside the box, you’ll find the Mr. Beams wireless motion sensor light itself, a user manual, and the installation hardware which include; three plastic anchors and three screws. With a drill or screwdriver, you can easily install this light in less than 5 minutes. The spotlight measures 4.72 x 3.54 x 6.69 inches. It weighs 9.9 ounces and features a rounded plastic material casing with brown or black variations.
Features of Mr. Beams MB360 LED Spotlight
The Mr. Beam MB360 wireless LED spotlight is one of the best battery-operated motion sensor lights you can find in the market and it features a wireless design. This means that you don’t have to install it with any wiring or connect to your home’s power feed. It is battery-powered using 3 D-cell batteries which were not included in the package when we unboxed it. But you can easily buy the batteries by yourself when you purchase this light. We recommend that you use only heavy-duty alkaline batteries and not rechargeable. With the spotlight’s low power consumption rate, these three cells will last for a very long time.
The MB360 spotlight features a powerful LED bulb that emits 140 lumens of bright light to illuminate your home and its environs. It uses about 4.5 volts of electricity and consumes about 2 watts. It is designed with customized optics to create the perfect intensity and focus needed to brightly light up your fences, patios, decks, yards, stairwells, garages, hallways, entrance and exit points, etc. The spotlight is designed to cover a 400sq ft and only comes on automatically at night. Thanks to its light sensor because it prevents it from activating in daylight. With the D-cell batteries, you can expect about 40 hours or 1 year of light from these LED bulbs with an average activation of 8 – 10 per day. It also features an adjustable head that enables you to focus the light in a particular direction where it’s needed most.
Motion Activation and Auto Shut off
Just like the name implies, this Mr. Beams motion-activated LED night light features a motion-sensing activation. When activation is turned on, the light works only when there’s motion. Its motion sensor turns on the spotlight when it detects movement within 30 feet in the dark. The light also turns off 30 seconds after the motion stops to prolong battery life. This is a perfect feature to deter criminals from carrying out their activity and make them feel like someone is watching.
Mr. Beams MB360 Wireless LED Spotlight is Weatherproof
The Mr. Beams MB360 Wireless LED spotlight is designed with a durable thermoplastic material that is resistant to damage from water or heat from sunlight. It performs well by protecting the spotlight in all weather extremities with a seal to make sure rainwater doesn’t enter the light casing.
After a careful review of this Mr. Beams motion sensor light, we were impressed by some of its features and the factors we considered as its advantages include;
- The bright light of 140 lumens
- 30-second auto shut off
- 400 square feet light coverage
- Weatherproof design
- Light sensor to shut the light off during the day
- Battery operated
- Motion sensors activated from 30 feet
- Easy installation
- Low power consumption
- Very affordable
In as much as the Mr. Beams MB360 wireless LED spotlight is a great light, we weren’t all that pleased with the fact that batteries were not included in the packaging but we do not consider it as something very serious since D-cell heavy duty batteries are affordable and readily available in the market.
Although wireless motion sensors can be very sensitive and can even to respond the movement of leaves, we discovered that over time, this spotlight learns to differentiate real motion from grasses. We wish there was a way to adjust or dim the brightness of this light however, it serves its security purpose and lives up to the expectations of its buyers. Therefore, Yes, we consider the Mr. Beams MB360 wireless LED spotlight a good buy!