Another possible alternative: using multiple fixtures with lower intensity LEDs... Or having the ability to turn them on remotely, thus avoiding the shock of going from full darkness to gas station bright (lower Kelvin lamps would also help in that regard).Are there any outdoor floodlight fixtures with soft-start LED's?
I have a case where the homeowner hates motion-tripped illumination as it startles her, but she needs it.
I was hoping she might be OK with a slower starting lamp.
Still have recessed halogen flood bulbs around my house, but for similar reasons. They come on every night with a photocell, but are on dimmer switches and set to low light level. Makes good security lighting. Now if I want more light temporarily I could turn up the dimmers. I don't have but if I wanted I could probably bypass the dimmers with a motion detector if I wanted automatic light increase, or even turn on additional luminaires with the motion detector.The point is to stop running the driveway lighting several thousand hours per year, and instead automagically turn them on when there's a reason to do so.