Who Left the Lights On?

{Giveaway is Closed}

The winners are:

#14 – Shirley

#27 – Joyce

#61 – Carolyn

#63 – Melissa

#82 – Sharon  – Congrats ladies, you’ve all been emailed!

What parent has never said those words?

Oh, I bet you have. That’s one of the things that happens in any family. Someone is always going to leave the lights on.

Well, there’s a way to avoid that in your high traffic/kid zone areas. Lutron has come out with a product, a motion sensitive sensor that automatically turns OFF the lights when it doesn’t detect motion in a room. You can set it from 1 minute to whatever and when that room is quiet and idle, the lights will automatically turn off.  And the light will automatically turn ON when you enter the room.

That’s pretty cool, don’t you think? It’s amazing all the new products out there and this is one that I love! Lutron asked me to try out one of their products and share it all with you, so let’s get started.

There’s a giveaway at the end, so don’t miss that!

Lutron sensor

The Lutron Occupancy Sensor switch is really very neat.  Once installed, you can set the timer to however many minutes you want to have it stay on before it automatically switches off.

And it’s all from motion in the room.  Those kids going in and out of the bathroom leaving the lights on?  Yeah, those days are over with this gadget!

Before switch

I decided to put mine in the laundry room. Sometimes we are in and out of there and forget to turn the lights off so this will come in handy.

lutron sensor switch installed
After 1 minute, the lights will go OFF automatically. Love that!

wiring lutron sensor

Here’s how easy it is and I’ve got a little video to share that too.  You remove the old switch, then hook up black to black and black to tan (my extra wire was tan, not sure if that is universal), but the green wire is the ground wire as is that silver wire that comes out of the Lutron.  Just wrap the silver and green wires around the grounding screw, screw all of the screws back in and reconnect to the wall.

The sensor works with all light bulbs, including incandescent, halogens, fluorescents, and more.  It is also available in the occupancy sensor and dimmer switch as well.  I just chose the occupancy sensor.

That’s it!  Then you can set the timer to whatever length of time you want for your switch to go OFF when not in use.  I think this is great for families with  kids. Imagine all the arguments than can be saved with this?  You can find out more about the Maestro Occupancy Sensor at the Lutron site.

No more yelling, “Who left the lights on?”.

Check out the video below for installation ease.  Someone mentioned that I didn’t say to turn off the power to the light switch before installing, so YES, definitely DO turn off the breaker to that room before doing any electrical installation. 

Now, for some fun for all of you too, Lutron is offering up 5 of these Lutron Occupancy Sensor switches for 5 winners on my blog. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me the room you’d like to use it in.  You can chose the Occupancy sensor or Occupancy with dimmer too.  I’ll choose 5 winners in a few days and then they will get the chance to try out a switch too.  I really like how this works and I think ya’ll will too!

If you don’t win the giveaway, here’s a coupon code for you!


25% off Maestro occupancy/vacancy sensor dimmers and switches on LutronStore.com PLUS one free Claro single-gang wallplate ($4.90 suggested list price) with each qualifying item.


Promo Code



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Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013

Note: This is a sponsored post by Lutron. I was compensated to try this product out and share it with all of you, my readers.  All opinions and how it was installed are all my own words. 

- Rhoda


  1. martha phillips says:

    need one in the bathroom as well as the kitchen….have grandbabies who always seem to need the light on when its not left on for them…sure would come in handy. sounds like a good idea!!

  2. The bathroom sounds like the perfect spot for this.

  3. I think the kitchen would be a good place to start.

  4. In the jack and Jill bathroom between two of the kid’s rooms!

  5. I would use this in the kitchen.

  6. I’d use this in my sewing/guest room. Great post!

  7. OMG, I need one in the laundry room…that light is always left on!!!

  8. Definitely – in the kitchen !! The kitchen light is always left on. Great giveaway !

  9. Oh I would love one in the kids’ bathroom–this is always the room where the lights are left on!

  10. I need one in the laundry room. We also leave fans on! Thanks for this opportunity.

  11. We NEED one of these! We just moved to small town and are helping the owner of a 1800’s historic hotel start updating the first floor which is now a small restaurant, museum and art gallery. The bathroom had not been touched in years (the sink, toilet and flooring prove it). My husband is donating his time to do this and we are using recycled materials to get this bathroom up to par. We even discussed one of these sensors! It would be awesome to “win” one! Throw our name in the hat!

  12. The laundry room, the kitchen, the garage, the attic…..I could use several. One with a dimmer switch would be great in the dining room too. Thanks for the coupon code and the chance to win!

  13. I would love one in every room as this is a constant battle with a home full of teenagers. If I had to pick one it would be the laundry room.

  14. This would be great for our kitchen.

  15. I’m all for saving energy anyway I can, love this invention! The Bathroom is where I would use it….Great Giveaway!

  16. My husband has been going on about Lutron 🙂 I’ll have to tell him I saw it on your blog today, because I had no idea what he was going on about! xo Kristin

  17. I need one for my pantry. My tiny grandsons go in there for ‘snacks’. I have to keep the light on; this would be perfect and I will be getting one! Thanks for introducing this product.

  18. I’ve seen this in stores and thought what a great idea! Thanks for the opportunity to put one in our kitchen! Great post. 🙂

  19. I would put mine in the laundry room. I walk out with my arms loaded with folded clothes and forget to go back in and turn off the light! I hope I win

  20. It would be great for our garage! I don’t know how many times I’ve found the light has been left on all night.

  21. I’m always saying, “go turn your lights off” so I’m excited to leran about this product! I would put them in my kids bedrooms and bathrooms- which totals 5…..perfect!!! Thank you for introducing us to a product we need to research!

  22. I can tell you who leaves them on in my house..my 21 year old son. His space is upstairs and if I don’t go up there he leaves lights and fans running all day while he’s gone. A switch would be wonderful!

  23. I would love one for my son’s room. He is so responsible, except for one little area – turning off the light switch when he leaves the room. That would be an awesome addition to his room makeover this fall!

  24. Definitely need one in the closet! Maybe I should buy one for the bathroom, too! Thanks for the chance!!

  25. Would use in my husband’s bathroom….his light fixture has FOUR bulbs and he always leaves the light on!!

  26. I will put it in my gift closet. Thanks for letting us know about these new products.

  27. Goodness, the bathroom would be a good place to start, thank you ever so very much:-))!

  28. Andrea Rife says:

    That’s a great idea, where was it 20 years ago 🙂 It is back to school time and kids leave the house after me. They hear the Bus coming and run out the house without making sure if everything is turned off. Since our Entry Hallway and Living room is a great big room I would like to have one there. I have stickers on the door to remind the kids, asking Lights off?, The sensor could remove the sticker 🙂
    Thank you!

  29. I need to put one in my girls’ bathroom! I have four little girls who are constantly going in and out of the bathroom and leaving that light on.

  30. I would put one in our master bedroom closet. It always seems like we walk out and leave the light on…guess we can’t blame the kids on this one!

  31. The bathroom! The basement! The laundry room! My husbands workshop! The list goes on…and on…and on…!

  32. Dana McCurdy says:

    How nice are these, I would put this in my daughters room cause she always runs out without turning the light off. I can see the glow from down the hall and, know she is not in there. So, if I had this could know that she has left the room and not have to nag her about turning it off, 1 minute and lights out!!

  33. I have a room I will call the playroom. I call it that but no one plays there. It has turned out to be a storeroom for the kids to pick up or drop off their toys, gear and junk. Someone always forgets to turn that light out so that’s the room I would pick.

  34. Definitely my laundry room too Rhoda! Forever leaving it on!

  35. I would use this in the master bathroom and I would not hear my husband saying, “are you going back into the bathroom?” Sounds like a great idea!


  36. …Have not seen this. What a find!!! I would definitely use this in our bathroom….hubby can never turn off those lights!!!

  37. Love it! Need one in the kitchen since we always head into the hearth room for dinner and forget to turn off the kitchen lights!

  38. Carla Hanson says:

    I think the Lutron would be a great thing to have in the master closet or master bedroom as I am always forgetting to turn off the lights in there. Thanks for sharing this new technology with us!

  39. We just moved into a new home and I need this in the laundry room! The light switch is in an odd place and a motion sensor night light is just not bright enough.

  40. I have a hard time thinking of a room where this wouldn’t be good. I would like it in our garage or 1/2 bath or laundry room. My friend has one in her kitchen so that when she walks in with her hands full of groceries the lights will come on. I want them in every room.

  41. Linda Coleman says:

    I sure need one of those for our hallway. The kids always leave that light on. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful things with us!

  42. I would use it in the Bathroom, Kitchen or Laundry room, what a great idea…

  43. probably hall bathroom. no one seems to turn that light off.

  44. I would love to have this timed light switch in my 12 y/o son’s bedroom. I think he may be physically incapable of light switching off-ing (that’s the correct term, isn’t it?). And thank you so much for the installation video!

  45. Marianne G. says:

    Would love one in my garage – we always seem to be coming and going with our arms full of something!

  46. I think this would be great for the master closet. That light is always on!

  47. I would love to add it to my storage room in the basement! I cannot tell you how many times I have looked out the second floor bedroom window at night, to see the basement light glowing into the back yard. I have to take two flights of stairs to go turn that dang light off, not to mention going down into the scary basement at night! (Well, maybe it isn’t a truly scary basement, but it seems more like it is at night!)

  48. Shelly Strickland says:

    Hey! i could use these in the kids rooms! They always leave their lights on!

  49. Oh. My. Goodness. I need this in my son’s room because if I had a dollar for every time I’ve fussed about the lights this summer, I’d be able to pay the power bill!

  50. This sounds like a great idea! I could use one in my closet! 😉

  51. dawn Moschell says:

    Bathroom downstairs! My husband says he leaves the lights on for the cat…this would solve everything…Perfectly!

  52. Sandy Heath says:

    I would love to try this great invention out in my bathroom!

  53. Ooooh, I love this product. I could really use one of those in the bathroom. My kids are always leaving the bathroom light on and I am constantly having get up and turn that light off. This would really be a great time and energy saver at my house. Thanks Lutron for the giveaway.

  54. Kitchen

  55. The pantry for sure!

  56. I’d use it in the kid’s bathroom.

  57. I would use this in the garage. My freezer and extra refrigerator is in the garage and many times I leave the light on and it stays on until the next day or whenever I am down there next. This would help tremendously!!

  58. KimberlyAnne says:

    This would be great in my kitchen. With 8 high hats, there is a lot of wasted wattage when we forget to turn the light off. Thanks so much for offering this.

  59. I absolutely need these in my son’s rooms. They are constantly leaving the lights on.

  60. Terri Cass says:

    I am great for leaving lights on through out the house, but the garage might be good for starters!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. My son’s room! He never turns the light off when he leaves his room!!!

  62. We have one of these type switches in our lake home. We put it in the “toilet room” of the master bath..you know, the separate potty room. It is great at night because you do not have to fumble for the light switch, it just comes on when you enter, and then it acts as a night light as you make your way back to bed. As soon as you get back in bed, it turns off!

  63. The laundry room for sure! The dog’s kennels are also down there and I hate being the one to turn the lights out on them when I tell them goodnight. lol

  64. In the middle of redoing a toy/play room for my new addition! I have been eying these switches at Lowes’, but at their price, they haven’t been a top priority… winning one would be great for sure!

  65. I would love this product to put in my little boy’s bathroom. We can always count on him to leave the light on!

  66. Our walk-in closet!!! Drives me CRAZY that my hubby cannot turn the light off when he leaves there! I NEED this badly! 🙂

  67. I would love it for my boys bathroom. My husband would love it for the laundry room. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your blog.

  68. Hi Rhoda, The LUTRON Occupancy Sensor would greatly benefit my senior citizen parents in terms of SAFETY.
    So many people are victims of accidental falls during the dark hours of the night – resulting in broken hips, and worse. The
    Lutron can help prevent these accidents!


    Rhoda, I would love one in my laundry room! Seems the light is ALWAYS left on! I blame it on my husband or sons, but it’s probably me leaving the room with an armful of clothes to fold! I need this helpful item!

  70. I need one in the kitchen. The light is always getting left on.

  71. Oh, several places! The laundry/craft/sewing room or the attic or the garage or my closet. As you can see, I need several of these. To win one would be a help!

  72. I’m thinking laundry room or master walk-in closet! My hubby put a motion sensor one in the master closet and in no time it quit working! Here’s hoping for better quality!

  73. I’d use it in my boy’s bathroom!

  74. josie miller says:

    My special needs grandchild likes to go to the kitchen and get a drink in the middle of the night and always leaves the light on. The light will be on for the rest of the night unless we find out about it.

  75. The kitchen- we have canned lights and overhead lights so it’s just TOO bright in there. I love softer lighting 🙂

  76. I can usd this for myself!!!

  77. For sure the laundry room. It is down 2 fights of stairs and half the time I am returning with a basket of clothes. I forget to use my elbow to turn off light and then am too lazy to run down again.

  78. My son(6) gets ready for school in the mornings and always forgets to turn off his light! School started last Tuesday and the light has been left on everyday. When I get back from taking them to school I’ll turn it off but if I have an appointment I forget and then it’s left on all day! I would love to put one of these sensors in his room!!!:)

  79. Donna Anderson says:

    Hi Rhoda , what a brilliant idea this is ! I have a deaf dog from birth . I think one of these lights for her would be perfect, when she is sleeping she doesn’t need the light on but when she is awake and moving around she does. She is very disoriented if it is dark not being able to hear. For me it would be fantastic if I go out and come home later I don’t have to leave a light on for her she can regulate it herself. Donna

  80. The kitchen – we’re forever leaving the lights on when not necessary.

  81. First in my “get ready room” and next the bathroom! Such a great idea!!

  82. These sound great!! I would love one for the laundry room, or for our bedroom closet, and of course the kitchen. Those areas always seems to be well lit when no one is in there! 🙂 Thank you Rhoda and Lutron for this opportunity!

  83. Melissa Lamb says:

    Would be wonderful to have one of these in the hall bathroom. With five grand daughters under the age of 10 coming and going the light is ALWAYS left on.

  84. I would love one in the laundry room. Thanks for the coupon code. What a great idea for saving energy.

  85. What room wouldn’t I use it in? With all these kids and a forgetful hubby, I seriously could use one in each room! Definitely the bathroom for starters though.

    I love how easy the are to install too!

  86. I would like to have them in my bathrooms but the switches are outside the door in both bathrooms. I could really use them in the kitchen, the hallways, the dining room and any other room that’s not a bedroom. With 3 kids and a husband leaving lights on all the time, I spend a good potion of my day flipping switches.

  87. We’ve had these light switches at work for several years and they are great. We have a separate garage with a room above the parking area and it would be great to have a light switch for the lights in that room. When I pull in our driveway, I can in the window that the lights have been left on. This woud save me many trips upstairs to cut off that light. Thanks!

  88. Linda Borkowski says:

    All the rooms! I am the occupancy sensor! With four children, eight grand children, one great grandchild and a husband that never remembers anything, let alone shut off a light, I’m tired, I would love sensors that would shut off my lights. It would be a dream come true!

  89. Love your blog! Would love to put in the laundry/pantry. Thanks

  90. There are two places I would place one. Either my 8 year old son’s bedroom or in my basement where my 42 year old “child” aka husband always forgets to turn the light off.

  91. I would definitely use this in my laundry room!

  92. Would love one of these for the kitchen, utility room & interior hallway! What a great product! Thanks for hosting, Rhoda!!

  93. This would be great in our kitchen!! Someone is always leaving the light on in there!!

  94. Our entryway light and the outside light are on the same switch and I can’t leave the outside light on because of the florida BUGS! I would love to be able to not walk into a dark entry when I come home late – this would be the perfect solution! Thanks

  95. Donna Jo Smith says:

    I would definitely hook it up in the basement.

  96. The foyer/dining room light when I walk into my house via the front door. It would be nice to have that automatically turn out when I come home when it’s dark and have my hands full. Thanks for the chance to win! Looks easy enough that I could install it myself!

  97. I would start with one in the kitchen. Seems like we always leave the light on with our hands full leaving the room. Actually there are several places this would be perfect!

  98. Believe it or not, I need one in the hallway! It’s not a dark hall, but my family can’t walk down the hall without flipping the light on…and leaving it on. I’m constantly flipping off that light!

  99. PLEASE turn off the power to the room you are working on before you attempt this. I’m sure you overlooked mentioning it, but please turn off the breaker switch to the room you are messing with.

  100. I could so use this in my daughter’s room. The light seems to always be on because ” I’m going right back in there mom”. Not!! Or worse yet, “I forgot”, again.

  101. I could definitely use one in the bathroom… no one ever remembers to turn off the bathroom light! Would save a lot of $$$!

  102. In the master bathroom would be ideal. My husband always leaves the lights on- that’s 10 bulbs over the vanity. That heats up the room. I never thought about a sensor- thanks!

  103. I thinks the kitchen, then also in each kid’s bedroom. They always go out and leave the light on. These will be great.

  104. I would love one of those lights in our laundry room. Not only would it turn itself off but when we come in with our hands loaded down it would automatically turn on for us. That would be wonderful!

  105. My ROOM! I am in and out of my studio/office/doggie play zone room all the time and need the light to automatically go off and on!!

  106. Susan Logan says:

    I need this! My son is home from college and he can’t seem to turn off the lights in the bathroom. It would be so awesome to not have to remind him! Why didn’t I think of this???

  107. This is brilliant! I’d use it in the laundry room for sure – that light seems to have a way of being forgotten!

  108. The garage! We’re in and out of the attached garage where we have my painting studio, exercise room, etc. etc. The light is ALWAYS on and it drives me bonkers! Thanks!

  109. I would use this in our mudroom….we are constantly letting the dogs in and out and this would be so great!

  110. That is an awsome idea. I would really enjoy having one of these:-D. I have a daycare & my kiddos can’t reach the light:-( I would use it in the bathroom!! It would be super great!!!:)

  111. I would use it in our office/craft room. It has four points of entry but only one light switch! Having a sensor would be really useful.

  112. The laundry room! I always find the light on in there.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  113. I’ve been wanting one of these for my bathroom. Could I use it for the fan?

  114. Robin Canter says:

    Seriously, I could use one in every room of the house! I would start with living room, which is our high traffic area. Lutron’s gonna make some money off me.

  115. Christina Gerami says:

    My husband and I just bought our first house and are fixing it up to make it our own! We’d install it in the pantry as we as constantly going in and out of there. Not even joking, I just looked at my pantry and realized I’d left the light on. Gotta go turn that off…

  116. Oh gosh – in our house? There are quite a few places this would be useful. I think the basement storage room would be a great place for it if I had to choose just one.

  117. How neat is this?! I think we’d get the best use out of one in the kitchen! Thanks for a chance to win 🙂

  118. Our son and DIL have one of these in their walk-in pantry; it’s great! I would put one on the switch that goes to the basement; I always have to stop and switch on the lights, and I often have my hands full going down there or coming up. It would be so handy not to have to set things down in order to turn on or off the lights.

  119. Bathroom! I would love to try this. Thanks

  120. Kim Johnson says:

    I would use it in my kitchen! Always leaving the light on in there.
    Kim J

  121. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says:

    Loft Upstairs…….it would also be a safety feature for us, as we ascend the stairs to have the light come on and versa/visa, what a wonderful idea and a perfect solution, THANK YOU and LUTRON.

  122. That would be great my son is always leaving the lights on from one end of the house to the other.

  123. Michelle Wright says:

    I would put mine in the laundry room also.

  124. Family room! I get so tired of hiking up and down those stairs just to turn a light off! Thanks for the giveaway.

  125. The entire house would be a good place for these little babies!

  126. We put one of these up in the pantry because the light switch was inside, in an awkward spot and always being left on. It’s perfect because you walk in and it just turns on like magic! Then it turns off when you’re done.

  127. What a great idea, thank you for this giveaway! I need this in our family room. Everyone always leaves the lights on in there.

  128. I would love this for my son’s bathroom. He never remembers to turn his lights out!

  129. Great installation instructions, Rhoda! I so NEED this in my kitchen. It’s wired weirdly and I have to walk all the way through the kitchen in the dark to get to the light switch. I can’t tell you how many toes I’ve stubbed in the past three years. What an excellent and useful product!!

  130. Hi Rhoda,
    Great item!! I would use mine in the garage : )) We are always leaving it on all night : ( This would definitely be a blessing : ))

  131. Hi Rhoda,
    Cool product! – I’d definitely use this in my kitchen. Then one in the basement so when I have my hands full of stuff I won’t have to run back to the bottom to turn the lights off! Thanks for the chance to win.

  132. Such a cool giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. I’d use it in the bathroom. If I had nickel for everytime I shouted after my kids to turn off the light, I could outfit my whole house with them!

  133. The laundry room at my house would be a very good place to begin! Thns for the chance to win!

  134. I would use it at my entryway

  135. Melody Sowa says:

    I love this idea! I would use it in the kitchen to turn off 9 pot lights that are left on more than turned off….not very green but this idea sure is!

  136. I need them all over my house, but mainly in the kitchen. Having our 2 little grandchildren here most of the time, well lets just say I get reminded daily of my parents telling us “Turn out the lights, we don’t own the electric company!”

  137. Oh Yea! My laundry room. That the one room where my hands are always full and the light is forever on… forgotten.

  138. How cool! I’d use it in the laundry room and the bathroom. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  139. I’d put this in our office, where my bf is always leaving the light on.

  140. Now this is something we could use! I would put this in our basement TV room. Our youngest son always leaves the light on and we often don’t notice for hours and hours. What a great way to save on hydro.

  141. Hi Rhoda……….Great idea! That would work great in our kitchen. Thanks for the little video on showing how to connect also!

  142. This is so cool! I’d put on in the hallway.

  143. My husband’s closet, or the pantry. Those are the two lights I find left on most often.

  144. What a handy thing that is. I would use it in my garage where I often forget to turn the lights out Thank you for showing us these new gadgets!

  145. I love these..we have them at work and it is awesome. I would put one in the bathroom, the laundry room and the kids rooms. They really are nice and so energy saving when you have people who forget to turn the lights off when they leave a room.

  146. Jayde curtice says:

    I’d love one in the laundry room as well. Good idea!

  147. I would love one of these for my downstairs hallway. What a great and useful giveaway. Thanks!

  148. i really need this as my husband never remembers to turn off the high hats in the bathroom. if he leaves after i do they are on when i come home!

  149. I would love to have a few of these. All my kids are grown, but my 23 yr. old son still lives with us, (still in school). He has a bad habit of leaving his closet light on, and his bathroom light, (both). The husband leaves the master bath light and his closet light on. What is it with men. They also leave the over head kitchen, and dinning light on when there’s no reason for them to be on. I’m walking through my house turning lights off more now then I did when all 3 of my kids were home. My husband is so worried about how much longer he may have a job, but doesn’t want to help keep the electric bill down. This would be so useful. Never thought of it before. Thank you!

  150. I would love to have this for my finished basement. The basement has one window which looks out into the unfinished part of the basement, therefore the finished part as well as the staircase is quite dark. How wonderful it would be to have a light come on before I reached the bottom step! Sounds like a great product!

  151. The basement.

  152. I would definitely put it in my craft room. Yep…I’m that person that forgets to turn the light off!

  153. cara martin says:

    I would put them in both of my boys rooms. They always walk out of the room and leave their lights on!

  154. Paula Lusk says:

    Hi Rhoda- I bought these at least 10 years ago for my 2 daughter’s bathroom. The only problem was that it didn’t work well with fluorescent lightening. But they really are great. Blessings Paula Lusk

  155. Carol Trauthwein says:

    Definitely the kitchen! Always left on by someone in the family and it drives me up the wall! Thank you for information on this product.

  156. We’d use those in the bathrooms and basement! Would save tons of arguments! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  157. Becki Foster says:

    The laundry room! When my arms are full of dirty clothes, I try to turn the light on with my elbow! It would be great to have the light come on automatically! Thanks for the chance to win!

  158. That is my pet peeve!! Of course I grew up during the Energy Crisis!

  159. My room:)

  160. I could definitelyuse this product in my basement family room. The light switch is too high up for my grandchildren. This would help alot!

  161. i would love to win this one and i would use it in the kitchen it would be great thanks for the chance and have a great day.

  162. The Family Room would be a must- everyone thinks the next person will turn off the lights!! Who are we kidding!!

  163. I could definitely use one of those. My granddaughter moved in with me, and you would think she had never been taught to turn off a light.

  164. I would definitely use one in the laundry room. It would be great!

  165. Holy cow! I could use one of these! My hubby and daughter both leave lights on all the time!

  166. Marianne in Mo. says:

    I would use this in either our walk in closet, laundry room, or garage. Those are the spaces we usually have a problem with, especially the closet. The switch is outside the door, and after shutting the door, we sometimes forget the light was even on.

  167. Upstairs hall light!! Drives me batty 🙂

  168. I would love one of these energy saving light switches. I would like to use it in my hall way.

  169. I love this and I would definitely use it in the hall. I have no idea how many time I have had to say turn the hall light out please:)

  170. I would so use this in my laundry room!

  171. Judy Harrell says:

    Like you, I would like an Occupancy Sensor for my laundry room. Many times our hands are full when we leave the room and the light doesn’t get turned off. My husband is the worst one to leave it on but I’m not here to place blame, am I?

  172. The master bath. I think I am just as guilty as DH.

  173. It would go in my teenage boys’ bedroom. They’re notorious for leaving the lights on!!

  174. I would use this in my kitchen.

  175. Sue DeChant says:

    I would want one for the laundry room – with full hands going in and coming out, not having to maneuver a light switch would be very helpful!

  176. No well dressed closet should be without one of these occ sensors… Great energy saver….

  177. Janice Careins says:

    To bad they don’t make it for the television. It’s always on and no one is watching. I would use it in my downstairs bath.

  178. Candy Thayer says:

    The master bedroom closet could really use this. Someone…not naming names…is always forgetting to turn the light off.

  179. I would put it in the kitchen. I always leave that light on and forget about it.

  180. Occupancy with dimmer too; I’d use this in my kitchen. It’s actually perfect because the lighting situation in there has been driving me crazy!

  181. Kitchen is the room that I would install this. What a neat idea. My office has something similar but not as sleek. I hope I win one. Thank u for the opportunity.

  182. The basement light is always left on by a certain someone. Hubby are you listening?

  183. Karen asbell says:

    So handy for the basement!! Thanks Rhoda!

  184. Elaine in Laguna says:

    This is so cool! Thank you and thank Lutron. This is easy…the kitchen! That downstairs light is always being left on in my two-story when anyone runs upstairs! Thanks again!

  185. In the basement. My light switch is not by the stairs, so I walk in the dark to turn on the light AND I also walk in the dark after I turn off the lights.

    Bad planning on someone’s part when they wired the house in the 20’s.

  186. I would use it in the laundry room. My husband is always turning it off on me.

  187. This is fantastic! I’d use them in my kitchen, the kids’ rooms, and their bathroom especially! (If I win one, I’ll HAVE to get more.)

    Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  188. I use these at work (I’m in maintenance at a hospital) and I would Loooove to have one in my garage. Its a bummer to go down the stairs to turn off the light!

  189. Is there anything you won’t promote in order to get something free? I know I’m not the only one thinking this. Have you run out of things for your father to do?

    • Come on, Jane, that’s really not necessary to say. I do try out new products and get paid for them, yes that is part of what I do to make a living. I love using new products and doing giveaways for my readers too. I think most of them appreciate that and like it. My sponsored posts I try to keep to a minimum. There is plenty more than I share other than those.

  190. This would be great for my laundry room.

  191. My kids would have to duke it out for one of their bedrooms 🙂

  192. I could use this in the kitchen! We are always leaving the light on in there. This would work great!

  193. I think I would also use this in my laundry room. It’s also the room we come into from the garage and often times have our hands full, so the light would be automatic. Thanks Rhoda for the chance to win one!

  194. These are wonderful! Saving time and energy (plus the energy it takes us to walk across the room and flip the switch — LOL — that’s also called exercise!). I’d like a half-dozen of them! The bathroom light seems to be the one that’s most often left on at our house.

  195. I would love to use this in my living room/dining room/kitchen which are all open to each other. There are so many switches between the 3 rooms and having moved in recently, I can’t keep track of them all yet. With this, I wouldn’t have to mess with the switches as much!

  196. Would love to have this in my daughters room. Don’t know how many times I’ve found the light on and she left the house hours ago!

  197. Definitely the bathroom in our house…some days I think I have turned off the kids’ bathroom light 10 times. Although the master closet is another light that seems to stay on. Both of the rooms could benefit because the light really heats up the room.

  198. What a brilliant idea – would love to install one in our walk-in pantry.

  199. so many choices, only one prize!! I’d say, the kitchen. That one drives me nuts!

  200. I would love to have one of these in my master closet but then I realized the switch is out in the hallway so it doesn’t seem like it would work. It would also be handy in the laundry room since my arms are usually full when the switch needs to be flipped. (Of course my cat may not think it is so cool if she is big enough to set it off when she uses the litter box in the middle of the night.)

  201. I would put one in my pantry, laundry room, bathroom and our closet – always forget to turn off. Thanks

  202. I am really excited about this product. I now have custody of my 2 grandchildren and they are constantly leaving the lights on. . .especially the bathroom light. My electric bill went up over $30 a month when they moved in. I need this product!!!!

  203. I’d put one on our laundry room as well. The pantry is also located in there with lots of traffic. And we all leave the light on. This is a great idea. Thanks, Rhoda!!

  204. This is the answer I’ve been looking for. We just bought a bay house. Upstairs is a game room, kids room, with 9 recessed lights! We have 5 grandchildren under the age of 10 and NO ONE turns the lights out up there EVER!

  205. I would put this in our bathroom. We have 4 kids who get up during the night & never turn the light off. They don’t like walking in the dark. With this product, they wouldn’t have to & I wouldn’t have to get up and turn it out during the night.

  206. I would put it in the kitchen…

  207. Love, love, this product!!! Never mind the kids, my husband is always reminding me to turn off the lights too! I’d have to put one in the laundry room first since I feel like I’m going in and out of that room all day long.

  208. Wow, I need one in my laundry room too, and how about the closet. Just love this idea.

  209. Tanja Hancock says:

    I don’t have a bevy of kids leaving lights on in the house, just me and Buddy, my cat. I’ll have a roommate very soon, too. Currently, the lights in my bathroom & closet are left on way too much. I’m guilty as charged! The Lutron sensor will solve my case and render my freedom with a lower utility bill.
    One Question.
    If the sensor works with movement, will Buddy chasing toys & cat ghosts trigger the Lutron sensor?
    I’ll check the website for details. Thank you for informing us, your fans, of great new products on the market. I’m off to tell my family about it on Facebook

  210. Laurie McClure says:

    What a great idea! This would be perfect for my laundry/mud room.

  211. Definitely in the laundry room! Who has time to turn off the lights AND carry their own body weight in clothing?

  212. wow! I didn’t know that such a product existed. I would use it in my kitchen, laundry room and bathroom. I am in and out of these rooms so much and it would be nice for the lights to go on or off automatically.

  213. I’d really like to use it in our bedroom but that wouldn’t work. My husband always leaves the light on in there. But the second place would be our master closet. That is another light that he leaves on quite often.

  214. With teenage boys in the house taking showers all times of day and night, that’s where I would install my “who left the lights on!” – in the bathroom! I dare say, I could get used to that efficiency and want one in my laundry room too. I may be a bit of a culprit down there…..

  215. Definitely the downstairs bathroom!

  216. Building our home now and love this idea for most of the house especially with three little ones 🙂 thank you

  217. I would put one in the hall for sure. Long house, long hall that connects all the rooms. I’m disabled and if I’m the last one up I have to navigate in the dark. I used to do that, but now–unh-uh. After the handicap access modifications are done, probably in the master bedroom, too.

  218. Very cool! I would use it in my craft room!

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