This is the laundry room at Thistlewood Farms.
The center of our home.
Someone is always running in and running out and leaving muddy tennis shoes or beach towels or stinky socks….
…and leaving the lights on.
If I had a dime for every time I turned this light off….I could buy a small island in the South Pacific.
Not any more.
The lights can turn themselves off now.
All because of this.
The Lutron Occupancy Sensor Switch.
You can install it and adjust the settings and when you enter the room…..the lights automatically go ON.
And when you leave (after a pre-set time of 1 minute to 15 minutes)….the lights automatically go OFF.
This sensor works with all light bulbs, including incandescent lights, halogen and fluorescent bulbs.
It works like a charm.
After Lutron sent us a few to try out….we installed it….and then enlisted our personal testers.
They walked in and giggled….watched the lights turn on…..then walked out and giggled and watched the lights turn off.
Over and over and over again.
We turned off the power to the room and the light switch at the circuit breaker.
Next we disconnected the old light switch from the wall.
Then we connected the ground wires.
(if you don’t have a ground wire present….be sure and contact a licensed electrician).
Next we connected the power wires ….one black wire on the Lutron to a black wire in the box and then the other black wire on the Lutron to a white wire in the box (please note….sometimes the other power wire in the box might be another color than white).
Twist all wire connections tightly with yellow caps that come in the package.
…..if you have any questions about the installation make sure you contact a licensed electrician.
Lastly, we attached the plate cover.
When we finished it looked like this.
Here’s where we enlisted the help of our testers.
Here’s a video I filmed of the actual testing with the cutest hand raisers on the planet.
You have to see the amazing reaction when the lights come on. 🙂
Giveaway and Coupon Code
And now for some fun!
Lutron is also giving away two of the occupancy sensors with dimmers to two lucky Thistlewood Farms readers!
You can enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter below.
There’s also a coupon code available for
25% off Maestro occupancy/vacancy sensor dimmers and switches on LutronStore.com PLUS one free Claro single-gang wall plate
($4.90 suggested list price) with each qualifying item.
Code expiration date
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
PS The giveaway is in collaboration with my awesome friend Jessica from Four Generations One Roof so be sure to jump over and checkout her Lutron Sensor Switch installation.
I can’t wait to see her video!
disclosure: I was compensated by Lutron for this post….however…..all opinions on the occupancy sensors are completely my own.
For more information…please check out my disclosure policy….here