Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 12
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ishopathomedepotalot Great product, but can get hot.
Installed this for my aunt as her kids never turn off lights. I calculated her nine 65w bulbs to be drawing 585 watts, so this 600watt dimmer should work fine. I would recommend not controlling more than 500watts with this switch.
Within 5 minutes I noticed the metal on the switch was very hot, though the metal part is covered by the cover plate when installed. According to the switch rating, it is not overloaded, but I think I will switch the bulbs out for some CFLs in the near future.
May 4, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JayB Exactly what I needed - quick delivery
I went to a Home Depot store and purchased a Vacancy sensor for my home. Only after installing it, did I realize that a "Vacancy" sensor, will automatically turn the lights off when there is no movement, but it will not turn the lights on.
Online, I found out that what I needed was an Occupancy sensor, which turns the lights on and off. I drove around to multiple Home Depot stores and competitor stores as well. They all carried only Vacancy sensors.
I found the Occupancy sensor on Home Depot's website and ordered it. I was concerned that it would take a long time to arrive, but it only took 3 business days with regular shipping.
In the future, if my local Home Depot doesn't have an item, I will check the website instead of driving around to other stores. I am completely satisfied.
January 3, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Romanhattan not useful for most home use
This does work, but the sensor is too sensitive. Maybe this is useful in a storage area or warehouse. In a home, if you pass through a hallway near the room that has it it triggers it. Also it turn the light on during full daylight which wastes energy that I bought the light switch to save. Also there is no easy way to switch the sensor off. So for an expensive switch and paying for installing it cost me $75 and will end up raising my electric bill. : (
November 24, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bobb No turn-on Light Sensitivity Adjustment
Turn-on Light sensitivity Adjustment lets u dial the amount of ambient light available b4r the unit will energize. For a unit this expensive, this is a major omission.
Buy the Zenith unit instead at <$1/2. The Zenith doesn't have fancy dimming feature, if that's important to you, but it does have the sensitivity adjustment as discussed.
This unit, as well as the Zenith cannot handle Compact Fluorescent. Any unit that can handle CFL will say, "neutral wire required."
May 3, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tomm works perfect
works perfect for my kids bath, now i don`t need to worry about turning off the lights if they forget. works great even for recessed cans above shower (if you do have curtain, sensor catches movement). dim function (but no cfl`s yet :-( ), adj time from 1 min to 30, manually overriding sensor, up to 600w (thats fairly enough). expensive at start, but worth it. bought 2, put it for exhaust bath fan too.
March 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nate2435 Lutron Eco-dimmer
This motion-sensing dimmer is a fantastic addition to any hallway, my hallway bathroom in particular. It has a great sensing range that can be custom-tailored. The led display makes adjustments convenient. Once activated, the light's intensity can be maximized by double-clicking the switch, and automatically dims itself halfway before shut-off.
February 8, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jazz Needs a "dusk to dawn" feature
This device seemed to be the answer to my problem of how to efficiently control outdoor lighting. The motion sensor setup was tricky, but I finally found a suitable location for mounting. Fortunately the motion sensor has a clever "test" setting that is used to determine the range and sensitivity for a given position. It also has a setting to activate the motion sensor "daytime only" or "day and night". Unfortunately they did not integrate this to enable a "dusk to dawn" feature, so I still have to remember to shut the lights off during the day if I choose to override the motion detector and leave them in "manual on" position. After three months the unit quit working and I had to replace the motion sensor batteries and then it worked for three days and quit working again....I have not tried to troubleshoot the current problem, but assuming I can get it going again, my main complaint is the lack of a "dusk to dawn" feature.
December 9, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Nice product but beware of "Eco-Dim" feature
I purchase this product to install in my bathroom. It is controlling a single 120 volt circuit with two fixtures installed, each having 3 - 100 watt incandescentbulbs (600 watt max which is the dimmers rating). The dimmer has the "Eco-Dim" feature. This feature is not explained at all on the product packaging. The "Eco-Dim" feature limits the brightness of your fixtures to 85% of full brightness, in order to "guarantee" 15% energy savings. My point is that if you want to limt your lighting brightness to 85% (or any) percentage, you can turn down the dimmer to that selected percentage. There is no "override" of the eco-dim function. Lutron makes dimmers that do not have this feature. So be very careful that you understand what "Eco-Dim" means. I didn't find out until after I installed it, and now am returning the product for one that does not have this limitation.
The product is well designed and operates properly, as are most Lutron products, I just don't like the eco-dim function.
November 30, 2012