I want to add an outdoor light or two on an exterior wall that has no lights.
(I'm about to get a puppy and have a door out from my bedroom that has no lights. Since I live in the mountains and have seen and heard bears outside on that wall, I'd like to know for sure at 3am before going out for a puppy pee break.)
- I'd like a bright flood light (or two). Not a dim solar-powered failure.
- Ideally the light would be motion-triggered in addition to some way to force it on from inside.
- Some of the exterior is 8" concrete.
- There is a light switch next to the door that controls an exterior light around the corner from the desired face.
- There is an outdoor outlet one floor down, around the corner from the wall.
- There is very little eave over the face where I want the light (maybe 1').
- I need some solution (if not the final one) in place in two weeks. Hard to find an electrician in that time.
Here's a hack diagram of the situation:
I want the lighting along the exterior face on the right in the picture.
The yellow circle is the existing outdoor light.
The dotted "S" is the interior light switch controlling the deck light.
The dotted "O" is an outdoor outlet (tucked around a low concrete wall).
Is there any way I can just run an extension cord from the outlet up to...something?
Are there any LED lights that you would consider acceptably-bright for an outdoor safety flood? And solar-powered?
Can I patch into the cord from the light switch by drilling through from the exterior?