Since day one I've wanted a motion light at our back door. Why no motion on this super simple project? No idea. We fixed it last weekend though when S picked up two replacement flood lights for the back door. One motion, one not. There was a $20 price different between the two. Having a motion light at our back door is worth $20 to me. In fact, having motion lights all around our yard would be worth much more than $20 to me. That's next.
So we chose motion. It was a super easy install, even though we were replacing a super old fixture. Given the super oldness of the old fixture, we decided to also change out the old junction box.
We shut the breaker off for the light, which involved a lot of flipping and hollering "is it off yet?" since we have yet to label the breaker panel since doing all sorts of rewiring last spring. Then S took down the old light (ugly) and unscrewed the old box from the brick using the new drill we bought for Christmas.
The new light is great. So great in fact, that I'd like to put another off the side of the shed by the patio so we have plenty of light for grilling. It's probably not necessary for the summer, but it would be great in the winter. Our poor grill is so neglected compared to the 3+ times weekly we used to use it year round when we lived in Florida. One more project down, one more added to the list.