At the suggestion of a guest, I researched getting some sort of night light in the upper hall. In the winter, with all the bedroom doors closed, you really need some light to see where the other light switches are and where the bathroom door is! Especially when waking up in a strange environment. After looking for a way to get a ‘night light’ in the hall, I stumbled upon this little light at Lowes.
It is a motion detector LED light that uses 3 AAA batteries. It is mounted to the wall with a metal disc and has a magnet on the back. This allows it to be pulled off the wall and used as a portable flashlight. It is not obvious that it can just be pulled off, as you can see from the photo. It has 4 settings: On, Off, 10 sec and 60 sec. I have it set to 10 seconds, that is enough time for guests to orient themselves in the hallway. The motion eye senses movement from any of the 4 doors as they are opened or people walk by. It only is triggered if the hall is dark.
I found that most people do not need to turn on the main hall light with this light shining. It is sensitive enough for Spanky to trigger it if he moves in the hall, on the floor, of course!
In addition, it makes a great emergency light when the power goes out. You walk out of your room, the light goes on, and you just pluck it off the wall.
’til next time,
Highland Garden House B & B
501 E. Highland Ave.
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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