Occupancy sensors are great in areas where you want the convenience of the lights turning ON and OFF automatically: such as
- laundry rooms
- storage areas.
Vacancy sensors, require the user to manually turn ON the lights, are recommended for high traffic areas such as
- children’s rooms
- living rooms
- dining rooms
- and where people and pets frequent often
When remodeling, many building departments require updating the switches in some areas when you obtain a permit.