We don’t have to tell you how much energy is wasted when lights are left on unnecessarily. You know the scenario – children run out of the room, light remains ON; you are carrying packages or laundry and will go back “in a minute” to turn the light off, light remains ON; your bathroom is like Grand Central Station in the morning and when guests are over; all that activity and the light remains ON. It almost gets to the point where “remember to turn the light off” has no meaning. It does for Leviton. Sensors offer an easy way to turn lights off – automatically so you don’t have to. Sensors can detect when a space is vacated and switch the light off automatically which saves energy, extends bulb life and helps reduce your electric bills.
There are two basic types of sensors: Occupancy (Auto-On) and Vacancy (Manual-ON). Occupancy sensors automatically switch lights ON when you enter a room and OFF when you leave. They are ideal for areas where you often enter and exit with hands full such as laundry rooms, kitchens, garages and basements. Vacancy sensors require you to switch the light ON when you enter but will switch the light OFF automatically when the space is vacated. This type of sensor is most suited for children’s rooms, hallways and bathrooms. And you thought sensors were just for the office.
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