This motion switch went in the bathroom.
That switch on the right has saved me from an early grave. It’s a motion sensor switch by Legrand from their Adorne line. We’ve been outfitting our house with them so this probably isn’t the first time you’ve seen them on the page, but this one deserves some special attention. You see, Our bathroom has an engineering issue. See the light switch? Well, neither can we. You have to come into the bathroom and shut the door before you can turn the light or the fan on. You’re probably thinking, “big deal”. After about a month, it was a big deal. The motion sensor switch eliminated the problem and it looks great doing it. Lemme show you what we had before. Switches on the left controlled the fan and the fan light separately (for some reason) and the one on the right did the main lights. It’s your run of the mill switch plate that we just won’t stand for anymore, mismatched screws and all. She’s a beauty. I almost thought about hesitating for a second before throwing it away. Installation of the new switch is covered in an earlier post so I’ll let you click here if you’d like to read about how insanely simple it is. The only difference here is that I combined the switched for the fan into the Adorne touch switch.
Location hasn’t changed, but my headaches have gone away. Coincidence?
Adorne also has power outlet options which will eventually take the place of the tired old outlet that lives there now. One thing at a time though. So, what switch goes where? For us, we have been taking this question pretty seriously and here is what we came up with. We outfitted our home with wave, touch, and motion switches. We picked the dining room for the wave location because you just need a little motion right in front for the light to pop on. This is great when your hands are full. What makes it different than the bathroom motion switch is that the bathroom knows when a person is in the room. It’s kind of creepy how great the technology works. The light doesn’t turn on with any ‘ol movement – it needs a person to be in the room. It’s way more sensitive and perfect for our unique light switch displacement situation. We used the touch switches in the high traffic areas, like the living room (what you walk into when you come in the front door), the switch that’s on the wall that’s between the living and dining room, and the wall shared between the mudroom and kitchen. We have a few more light switches to share after we get some painting done. These things are gorgous guys. Like serious wall beautification.