Last month, I installed a Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensing Switch in our laundry room. The idea was to have instant lights in the main entry way to the house so that we could stop fumbling around in the dark, and to have said light turn off so it wasn’t always left on. Installation was super easy (I even made a helpful video), so the big question is how do we like it a month later?
We love it!
It has taken some getting used to. I admit to being surprised when the light flipped on more than once, and I still find myself reaching to turn off the light from time to time, but it is fantastic. Every time I think about it I wonder why I didn’t think of doing something like this sooner (face palm!). It was so simple, and it has made a world of difference.
Now when my hands are full with kids and kids stuff, I don’t have to reach back to turn off the light or come home to darkness. I have light when I need it, and it turns off when I don’t. Perfect.
Since installing the switch I am now considering putting on in our pantry — that’s a spot where the light is frequently left on by mistake. Plus how nice would it be to open the door and have instant light.
Tip – At first we had some problems with the light coming by when we just walked past the room, but when we adjusted the sensitivity setting the problem resolved.
You can also set the light timer to stay on for various intervals after you leave the room. (We have ours set to turn off one minute after we leave.)
Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensing Switch has been a welcome addition to our home. Much like push-button windows on cars, I already wonder how we lived without it.
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.
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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.