Here are three examples of additional uses to get your mind thinking:
Coffee makers, toasters, and other small kitchen appliances. Typically these appliances are left plugged in all the time, and depending what you own, they could be consuming power even when not in use, even when you aren’t even
home. If you have light switch operated outlets on the same circuit as your occupancy sensor controlled lights, these appliances will draw power only when needed; which is a safety feature as well! You could only possibly be using these appliances when you are in the kitchen and should also only be using them when the lights are on. This is a smart way to decrease electrical consumption while increasing electrical safety in your home. Don’t worry; you will never be inconvenienced with lack of power to these appliances. Since you have to be up on your feet and moving around to use them, a well-positioned occupancy sensor switch will never let you down. Just make sure that the automatic shut off time on the switch is set for over 10 minutes to make sure your coffee is fully brewed and your toast is fully toasted if you happen to leave the room. Be aware of placing appliances such as microwave on an occupancy sensor control. These appliances with clocks may often show false times if they lose power which could be a major
So hopefully these examples will get your mind thinking accordingly. Take a lap around your living space and see that items are plugged in to the wall and then ask yourself, “Does this need to work when the lights are off or if I am not in the room?” If the answer is yes, then chances are it is a good candidate to be controlled by an occupancy sensor switch.