Install a Low-Cost Porch Light

Install a low-cost porch light to make the most of your outdoor area, includes a tip on the type of perfect low-cost lighting to purchase for your porch.
By Jay Gaydosh
August/September 2008
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Install a low-cost porch light to brighten your outdoor pathway.
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Install a low-cost porch light using a battery-powered push light to brighten your outdoor area.

Install a Low-Cost Porch Light

When we returned home after dark, we either fumbled with the keys in the dark or had to leave the porch light on. One was a pain in the neck; the other, a waste of electricity. Our solution was to install a battery operated push light, available at discount stores. One small light, installed at the top of the door jam between the front door and the screen door, provides enough light to illuminate the key ring as well as the doorknob.

— Jay Gaydosh
Lincoln, Illinois








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