The first step was installing an LED bulb out front so I wouldn't feel guilty leaving it on for extended periods. Next, I installed a solar sensor that would turn the light on whenever it was dark. Chrissy warned me it wasn't the best solution, but I insisted. After a couple days I realized it didn't make sense to have the light on in the wee hours of the morning, so I started looking for another solution.
I eventually settled on a timer that would let us dictate when the light would come on. I looked for one that would go in the light socket, but it didn't look promising, so I found one that is built into the switch. It looks like this:
|Notice the orientation of the screws.|