Light Up Your House, Not Your Electric Bill
How many times have your kids left their rooms, the bathroom, or playroom with the light on? How many times have you left your bedroom and forgot the light was on? How many times have you walked into the house with your hands full?
Leaving the lights on wastes energy. Leaving the lights on wastes money. And I don’t know about you, but there are plenty of other things that I would rather spend my money on than lighting up a room with no one in it. Buts it’s going to happen right?
We are going to forget to turn the light off, we’re not perfect. If only there was something out there that could help us from wasting that money. Something that could almost turn lights on and off for us when we needed them.
Now, it’s my turn to tell you that this magical product DOES EXIST.
The product is Maestro occupancy/vacancy sensors by Lutron Electronics. The DIY sensors automatically turn lights on when you enter a space and off when you leave, making them a convenient way to save energy your home or commercial space.
They’re ideal for rooms where lights are accidentally left on (like almost room in the house 😉 ) or rooms that you often enter with your hands full, such as a laundry room, supply closet, or pantry.
We actually received the Maestro occupancy/vacancy sensors by Lutron Electronics for review and promptly installed it in our pantry. It took my husband about 15 minutes to get it installed, it was actually very easy.
So easy that my husband of course didn’t bother to look at the directions. We tested it out and I noticed that the light stayed on longer than I expected. I will be honest, I was pretty bummed, because the pantry was the perfect location for us. We leave that light on ALL THE TIME and we are going it in with hands full from grocery shopping pretty regularly.
My husband then took the directions out of the trash, and saw that the amount of time that the light stays on is EASILY adjusted. So, we turned it down to just 1 minute. PERFECT. For those that do read the directions like you are supposed to, the directions are clear and concise 😉
The sensors are the perfect product that turn lights on when you enter a room, stairway or hallway, and off when motion is no longer detected. You may have a smartphone, but now you can have smart lights!
You can pick up Maestro occupancy/vacancy sensors by Lutron Electronics at your favorite home improvement store for about $30. I know we plan on picking up a few more 🙂