Every once in a while, a campaign comes into my inbox that makes me slap my forehead and say, “Why didn’t I think of that sooner?!?!” This is one of those campaigns. Perhaps this post will elicit the same reaction from you.
Is there a room in your house where either a) the light switch is not located in a convenient location or b) the light is always left on? Wouldn’t it be great to live in a house like the Jetsons where things just happen — like walking into a room and the light magically turns on (and then turns off when you leave)?
It’s not magic, and it’s not space-aged Jetsons theory. You can make any light switch in your house automatic in less than 10 minutes — all by yourself.
For me the room that causes me the most light angst is our laundry room/ entry way in from the garage. It is really just a hall with a washer/dryer/sink on one side, and it is a tight squeeze. The only light switch is in the middle of the room. So when I come in from the garage, usually with a bags and a toddler in my arms, I fumble about in the dark. I rarely bother to even turn on the light because by the time I get to the switch, I am nearly out of the door. In fact, we got in the habit of leaving a small kitchen light on (so not green) when we leave the house just so we don’t have to come home in the complete darkness.
Not any more.
Thanks to the Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensing Switch, I now live in a Jetsons-like home. When I walk in my laundry room, the light comes on. When I leave, the light turns off. Geniuses.
And it was easy. It took us less than 15 minutes, tops, to install the new light switch. Wanna see how easy? Check out the little how-to video my husband and I made about installation.
Save 25% on a Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensing Switch
If you ever find yourself fumbling around in the darkness or asking, “Who left the lights on?,” you should look into replacing your light switch with a Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensing Switch (also available with a dimmer). The switch we installed retails for $41.50, but you can use the coupon code wholeftthelightson to save 25% on the switch through October 31, 2013 when you buy it via Lutron’s website. Plus get one free Claro single-gang wallplate ($4.90 suggested list price) with each qualifying item.
We are all very excited about our new light switch, and I will follow up soon with another post about how life with the automatic light is going.
Until then, check out this infographic.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lutron. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.