Occupancy Switches / Vacancy Sensors

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Last Updated: May 4, 2021

Occupancy sensors are great in areas where you want the convenience of the lights turning ON and OFF automatically: such as

  • laundry rooms
  • garages
  • basements
  • pantries
  • closets
  • storage areas.


Vacancy sensors, require the user to manually turn ON the lights,  are recommended for high traffic areas such as

  • hallways
  • children’s rooms
  • living rooms
  • dining rooms
  • bathrooms
  • and where people and pets frequent often



When remodeling, many building departments require updating the switches in some areas when you obtain a permit.

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