An easy way to make your office more energy efficient is to turn off the lights when you’re not using them. AtÂ home people are used to turning our lights off when we leave the room. But often times in public places, like the office, they don’t bother to turn it off… how do you know if you’ll be the last person to use the restroom or visit the breakroom for the day? A good solution for public areas in offices that have long periods of no use is to buy a motion sensing switch. These switches are a great fit for rooms that have high traffic in the day but are never used at night such as break areas, personal offices, or restrooms. They can also protect against forgetfulness for rooms that are rarely visited like storage rooms or closets, where leaving the light on could go unnoticed for days. For these types of rooms, motion sensing wall switches are ideal for saving on lighting costs.
The most popular types of these switches use passive infrared (PIR) sensors that detect motion and turn lights on when motion is detected and turn them off after a certain amount time with no motion is experienced. Most have adjustable motion sensitivity for switching on and an adjustable timer for determining how long to wait before turning it off. Also make sure you select one with a range that meets your room size and timer range that makes sense for your foot traffic patterns.