4 ways to make your home more energy-efficient with occupancy/vacancy sensors.

March 12, 2011 By Lutron (Sponsored Content)

Saving energy is simple—with occupancy/vacancy sensors

One of the easiest ways to save energy in your home is to install an occupancy /vacancy sensor. Occupancy/vacancy sensors automatically turn lights on when you enter a room and off when you leave. A vacancy-only sensor also turns lights off when you leave a room—but you need to manually turn the lights on when you walk into a room. Either sensor ensures lights are never accidentally left on, while adding extra convenience to your life.

Here are four rooms that are ideal for sensors:

 

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1. Install an occupancy sensor in your laundry room or basement and you can safely light your way when your hands are full instead of fumbling for the light switch.

 

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An occupancy sensor in your kitchen provides added convenience when you come home after a busy day and don't have a free hand to turn on the lights.

 

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Save energy by adding a vacancy sensor to your bathroom to ensure that you won’t inadvertently leave the lights on after you leave the room.

 

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A vacancy sensor in your child’s bedroom means you can stop reminding him to turn off his lights.

Lutron® offers Maestro® occupancy/vacancy and vacancy-only sensor switches.

These sensors feature ambient light detection, so lights only turn on when needed. The dimmers work with incandescent/halogen lights; the switch works with all load types, including incandescent/halogen, compact fluorescent, LED, magnetic low voltage, and electronic low voltage.

Saving energy is a lot easier when you don’t have to invest a lot of time or effort. Visit our website to learn more about the benefits of Lutron occupancy/vacancy sensors and view installation videos.

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