I have no doubt whatsoever – THE best outdoor motion lights: RAB Super Stealth 360, made in the USA. RAB makes the highest quality consumer motion sensor light on the market, in my opinion.
Why do I say that? I have installed lots of them! Moreover I have been completely satisfied with their outstanding performance over the years.
(UPDATE) Updated for 2018: The RAB outdoor motion lights that I have installed have been in service for many years without any problems whatsoever!
(UPDATE) I’ve also updated the LED Flood Lights information (below) confirming they’ve been operational for several years outdoors (all sorts of weather) with no issues at all.
What makes the ‘RAB Super Stealth 360’ the best outdoor motion lights?
Having purchased and installed two more of the RAB’s to beef up my home security to compliment those already installed a number of years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to discover even more improvements to their already stellar product!
They’re still the best outdoor motion lights, and here’s why:
Burglars are deterred when a motion light is triggered, especially from a long distance.
Note: The RAB Stealth will detect out to 60′ in a 180-degree pattern!
Having moved to a new location, one initial project was to solidify all aspects of my home security – including my outdoor motion lights situation.
I mounted this particular motion light sensor on one end of the deck (the other ‘RAB’ is mounted on the other side). The intention was to have the entire perimeter of the house covered from every direction for better security. For my setup, this meant four outdoor motion lights. And they’re all RAB Super Stealth sensors.
My opinion that these are the best outdoor motion lights has not changed.
In fact I’m even more convinced:
Why The RAB Super Stealth Are THE Best Outdoor Motion Lights
Long range detection
The primary motion light sensor (there are 2 built in) has very long distance sensitivity.
60 feet for detection in a 180 degree pattern.
This is important to me because I want the earliest notification and deterrence possible.
360 degree motion sensing
The RAB has two sensor detectors! One reaches out for distance as mentioned above.
A secondary sensor ‘looks’ BEHIND, including UNDERNEATH and itself has a reach of about 10 – 15 feet. Combined with the 60 foot reach of the front 180 degree swath makes it a true 360 degree motion light!
There is NO sneaking up on this motion light without it turning on!
The outdoor temperature affects motion sensing ability. The RAB Super Stealth automatically adjusts for outdoor temperature to optimize motion detection regardless of the degree of hot or cold.
Built in surge protection up to 6,000 volts will protect your investment. This could be caused by voltage spikes from thunderstorms, lightning, power tools, etc..
This motion detector is protected from Radio Frequency interference potentially caused by wireless and other devices.
Three Red LEDs are always scanning across the face of the motion detector. This feature itself is a great deterrent!
Motion detector advanced logic
They have figured out a way to minimize false triggers. While no motion light is completely immune, this is where many others fail. You can be confident that when this light turns on, there’s a reason…
Unlike most other motion detectors, this one can switch up to 1,000 watts, and has the ability to daisy chain additional lights along with the two which are part of the RAB.
UPDATE: I have found the best (so far) LED flood light replacement bulbs for all of my motion lights and posted a review here: Best LED Flood Light – Spotlight
The Best Outdoor Motion Lights For Home Security
There are additional features too, but those listed above are important to me and part of the reason I choose their motion lights. A very important part of general preparedness is one’s home security. Outdoor motion lights are one of the best deterrents you can have for a first level security defense at night.
Note: I have a background in electronics (among other things) and installed these motion lights myself. I can tell you that RAB has made it very accommodating for the installer (or electrician) with several thoughtful and helpful inclusions to make the installation go smoothly. 1st class all the way.
Note: This article has been updated to reflect my ongoing confidence that these are the best outdoor motion lights for those who want the best protection.
Even more information – Related article:
The Best Outdoor Motion Detector Light