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Monday, July 31, 2006

Hands Free Light Switch

Do you have a room in your house that always seems dark? Do you have trouble adjusting to inside lighting after being outside? Are you totally blind and forget to turn the lights on or off when you enter or exit a room? Would you like a device to control the lights for you?

The Screw-In Motion Sensor Switch automatically turns lights on when you enter a room and off after you leave. No wiring is required; just screw the device into a standard, uncovered light socket. Turns lights off within minutes of leaving the room. Senses motion within 360°. Ideal for laundry rooms, garages, basements, attics, walk-in closets and stairways.

This is the easiest to install motion sensor switch. Simply unscrew existing light bulb, screw the sensor in position, and screw the light bulb into it. Automatically turns the light bulb on when motion is sensed and turns it off 4 minutes after motion stops. (for indoor use only). Measures 3" in diameter and 4" long. The motion sensor switch can be used with 25W to 100W bulbs (not included). NOTE: This unit is not designed for use with an enclosed or shaded bulb of any kind. Use only with ceiling-mounted, bare bulb light socket.

Click this link to purchase the Screw-In Motion Sensor Switch from the Smarthome website.

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