I live in a house with a roommate and one door that leads in and out of the house. My roommate recently installed a motion activated led flood light near the door so they could see outside at night and it works for them but I'm photophobic and it blinds me any time I get too close to the house at night, so much so that it's dangerous for me to be climbing our stairs to get to the door. They won't remove it because otherwise it's dangerous for them to be climbing the stairs in the dark. I need a way to disable it or prevent it from triggering while I'm outside but also return it to functioning normally after.
Since I can't live with it and my roommate can't live without it, how do I temporarily disable our outdoor motion light?
Things that have been tried and failed:
- Portable Illumination (Flashlight/Phone)
- Eye Shading
- Wiring a switch (suggested but we don't have the tools or skills)
The question is "how do I temporarily disable our outdoor motion light?". Please don't make suggestions about how to avoid the light, about replacing it, shopping, or similar. I need a lifehack that can temporarily disable this light and return it to normal functioning again.