Keeping the lights off in unoccupied rooms is a sure-fire way to save money on your power bills. And now you can take the “forgetful human” element out of the equation.
The Lutron Maestro’s super-sensitive XCT occupancy sensor detects even small motions (like turning the page of a book), keeping the lights on when needed then turning them off when the room is empty. The sensor is designed for spaces up to 900 square feet, and users can adjust the time-out delay.
The unit is easy to install, and has settings to turn the lights on manually or automatically when someone enters the room. It also features a daylight sensor, so it’s smart enough to detect whether or not the lights are needed. The Maestro is compatible with all types of bulbs, including incandescents (up to 250 watts) and LED light bulbs (up to 150 watts).
Lutron Maestro Motion Sensor Light Switch, $20.41 at Amazon.