Security Lighting

Security Lighting

Security lighting is one of the simplest way to improve the security of your property. Many buildings are fitted with security lights due to their simple nature and relative ease of installation and maintenance. Many doorways are lit with entry lights which activate as a person approaches.

Security lights are usually fitted beyond the reach of possible intruders, for their own security! They are usually of a different type than regular household lighting and much brighter to illuminate a wide area and ward off unwanted visitors. This means that when the security light does develop a fault that it can be tricky to choose the right replacement bulb, tube, lamp or sensor. It can be deliberately difficult or even dangerous to access the security light without the proper equipment and tools.

Don’t take the risk, give Chapmans a call to discuss your needs and arrange for one of our fully trained and well equipped engineers to come to you. We can even promise the environmental and lawful disposal of lamps.

Chapmans Electrical first opened it’s doors in 1925, making us one of the longest established retailers and electrical maintenance and repair services in the area. Our core values of honesty, integrity, courtesy, quality and professionalism remain the same today as they were in 1925. We are still a family run business today, based in Cradley Heath in the Black Country, West Midlands. Our large number of engineers and fleet of vehicles extends our service to most of the Birmingham and West Midlands area. If you are not sure if we cover your region just give us a ring.

We provide a high quality, professional maintenance and repair service for security lamps and lighting across all of Birmingham and surrounding areas of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Kidderminster and further afield too into Shrewsbury, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Worcester and more so please give us a call.

Chapmans accreditations include NIC EIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contractors) Part P Domestic Installer and ECA (Electrical Contractors Association).

There are numerous triggers for active security lamps including passive infra red (PIR) which are often referred to as motion sensors. There are also security lights activated by breaking a laser beam or they are sometimes linked in to a burglar or intruder alarm  so they turn on when the alarm sounds or a CCTV installation so the cameras start recording when the light is activated. Modern security lighting can now also be energy saving with the introduction of LED lighting to replace some of the older less efficient varieties..

Security lights should have a photosensor, photoelectric sensor or photocell which detects the light level and determines whether or not the light should be activated, so they should not turn on in the daytime when natural light levels are high. In fact some floodlights and floodlighting usually covering larger outdoor spaces such as car parks, driveways or other vulnerable areas, are designed to come on in the evening when it gets dark and stay lit until it becomes lighter again in the morning.

This all leaves a lot to go wrong of course and when it does go wrong, due to the complications in repairing them, the security lights are often left disabled and broken with owners being unable to repair them or unwilling to attempt access to repair them. There was a good reason though for installing the security lighting so it is not a good idea to leave them broken and in need of repair.

Routine maintenance is a useful tool to prevent unforeseen failures so ask about the service we can offer for you. When there are difficulties though you need look no further.

Some common problems with security lights which Chapmans can correct for you.

* Blown bulb or lamp needs replacing
* Water and weather ingress
* Broken glass, lens or facia
* Fallen off and dangling
* Incorrectly positioned
* Aimed so they don’t shine on the area you want
* They activate, trigger or turn on in daylight
* They don’t activate, trigger or turn on at night
* Power supply problems, loss of power
* Breaker, MCB or RCD trips or fuse blows
* Not sensitive enough or too sensitive
* Stays on too long or not long enough

What our Customers have to say:


I took my old 35mm slide projector for repair to Chapmans on Wednesday 16th December and it was ready for collection by the end of Friday 19th December.What good service-so speedy! All members of staff I dealt with were friendly,efficient and professional. I shall definitely use Chapmans again.

Date: 2015-12-21 13:02:38