What does motion lighting maintenance involve?

Lighting your property to maximize safety and security, while also reducing costs, is a key aim for many businesses and landlords. That’s why motion lighting or motion activated lighting, has become increasingly popular. But this type of lighting will also need some maintenance, to make sure that it consistently performs well and as expected. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we provide a range of installation, repair and maintenance services for companies and businesses in a range of sectors. From residential to commercial and industrial, we are the team you can count on. As a result, we have produced this guide to professional motion lighting maintenance.

So, what does motion lighting maintenance involve?

Motion lighting is a fantastic option for a range of properties and businesses, both internally and externally. This may include:

  • exterior security lighting
  • interior stairwell/shared space lighting
  • exterior task lighting
  • and entrance lighting

Each of these different motion lighting systems will work slightly differently, but each will need effective maintenance, including:

  • sensitivity testing
  • cleaning
  • movement testing

Sensitivity testing

The most important feature about motion lighting is that it turns on when motion is detected. This is what keeps your tenants safe on the stairs, or deters potential criminals outside your property. As a result, good electrical maintenance will include sensitivity testing. This will make sure the motion light is picking up small movements effectively, without being overly sensitive.


Cleaning the light itself is a good way to ensure that you are getting the full level of brightness and ultimately the most comfortable lighting level. It is also a good way to ensure that the sensor is not being blocked in any way, as this would interfere with performance.

Movement testing

If your motion lighting is also a tracker, you will need to make sure this is well oiled, as restricted movement could lead to faults.

For more information about professional motion lighting maintenance, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.