After a member of the congretation missed the bottom step on a wooden staircase at the back of the church where I am a Churchwarden, I decided it was time to sort out this dark corner. Being a very old place, the light switches aren't particularly logical (having to come down a staircase and cross a stone floor before you get to the light switch - v sensible) so putting motion-sensitive switches along the sides of the steps was the obvious answer. And these being battery-operated made it even better - no cables to run or trip on.
So, two weeks ago I installed two of these to see how they went. Extremely easy to fit, and to set up (just as well, because they 'instructions' were just a couple of pictures). Previous reviews seemed to contradict - some saying they were too bright, others just right and some too dark - it was like the Red Riding Hood of convenience lighting. They aren't that bright. They come on even when it's quite light and bright (putting them face-down when you don't need them as someone has suggested isn't an option here). The arc of light isn't huge - enough for a step and a bit, so both lights have been put at the bottom of the steps. Having said all of that, I'm getting at least three more, because they are fit for purpose. They light up the steps in a dull/dark staircase, we're putting one at the top so that people can see the touchpad for the room at the top rather than having to fumble about, and hopefully they won't use up the batteries like there's no tomorrow (we have battery chargers and AAA rechargeable spares - very green, we are). I've had to warn the curates I don't want to find them doing their Michael Jackson 'Billie Jean' video impersonations on the stairs!
But it would be nice if they were more sensitive (didn't come on in broad daylight).