Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 8
Rated 4 out of 5Â by HDGuy Cheap outlet motion sensor / detector
I was hesitant to try these because the picture here really doesn't tell you enough, but they looked to be about half the size and price of other power outlet motion detectors I found online, so I tried 3 of them.
Things you can't see in the HD picture: It is a different size bladed plug so you can't flip it, and the 2-prong only (no ground) plug for a light or appliance is there on the flattened right side. It's about 2" tall x 4" wide, and doesn't cover up or obstruct the use of the other outlet on a wall plate.
I had trouble pressing the Mode button on one out of three of them, but the sticker with the writing on it comes off easily and you can poke the mode button with a pen if your fingernail won't do it.
The instructions give 0 information about what the Light adjustment dial is supposed to do, but if there's the slightest bit of light already in a room, it wouldn't trip the motion sensor, so I duct taped over the light sensor and like it a lot more now.
The time dial instructions say it's supposed to adjust between 1-30 minutes, but I don't know that it feels like a full 30.
I put one in the office on the wall behind where we sit at computers, and we have to wave at it every now and then to keep the light on. Same for the one in the living room, except it faces us on the couch.
Overall, it does a decent job for its price. I like walking into a dark room where the lamp is on the other side of the room and the light automatically turns on without having to fumble for the lamp switch, and I now don't get flack from the wife about forgetting and leaving the light on :)
December 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DW83 Great product!
A very convenient product for going upstairs or entering a room in the dark. Only takes up half an outlet so you can still access the other half.
Only down side is the glue on the face sticker doesn't last and it falls off.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by toby WORKS GREAT
USED THIS SENSOR WHEN I ENTER MY SHOP ,I DO NOT HAVE TO TURN A BIG SECTION OF LIGHTS ON WHEN YOU JUST NEED TO RUN IN.THERE IS ALOT OF ADJUSTMENT FOR TIME AND SENSITIVITY. I AM ORDERING ANOTHER ONE FOR THE OTHER ENTRANCE DOOR.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by masterofnone useful gadget for the right location
Product was faulty right out of the package, so I called manufacturer's customer service. The rep was great, ended up sending me another "after he tested it". The directions about adjusting the two settings were atrocious - non-existent, really. I know one customer put tape over the light sensor so the light would come on whether you needed it or not; it was easier than trying to set the "light" adjustment dial! (that way it just thinks it's always dark in the room when you walk in).There's no numbers on the "time" adjustment dial(how long the light stays on after movement is no longer detected), so just play with it. Overall, it's really a fantastic gadget for the right location. I would've given 5 stars if there was even an attempt at printed directions included. Just make sure there's a clean sight line from where you enter the room to where the sensor will sit. You could always use an extension cord to achieve that if you needed to. Mine is only a few feet away from the entrance, so I can't offer a maximum working distance. May be useful for safety applications as well...
February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Goldenears Great Product good price
Bought two of these. Put one in garage and it works great. Really handy to have a light go on automatically when we go out into a dark garage.
January 8, 2014