Recently, my neighbour had his car 'broken' into and small items stolen. I say 'broken' into, because he admits he forgot to lock it...
Anyway, our bloc of garages are behind our residential building and comprise a set of three (including mine) which are set back quite a way and another six which are a garage length closer to our lawns, and more visible from the residence, which is probably 100 feet away. Being 'design icons' of the '60s, they are too small to accept modern cars, and were not supplied with electrical power.
Accordingly, I want to install a relatively low cost PIR solar powered floodlight, to deter any opportunistic 'visitors' from tampering with our three cars.
Looking through Fleabay etc., there seems to be a very wide range of styles, prices and claimed performance, both for the light output and the charging/storing capacity.
I'm assuming I'd need a light rated at least around 50w, to provide sufficient light to startle and deter anyone approaching the three garages, and once triggered, I'm assuming the light would need to stay on at least 10 minutes couple of times per night. However, some light units appear to contain an array of SMDs, while other have a single COB type emitter centrally mounted.
I know some of you chaps keep up to date with LED technology for your cars, but does your knowledge and experience extend to exterior lighting?
FWIW, I'm also going put up a couple of signs to the effect of 'Smile, you're now on CCTV..' etc.
Any additional tips or ideas will be very welcome. Thanks!
ETA: Here's one item I'm considering: