Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 86
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cantuseshortnicknames If you have and older house read this.
The Maestro “auto switch” REQUIRES A GROUND TO OPERATE, in BOLD LETTERING on the accompanying installation instructions. This is not stated in the online product specs. If your installation is pre-60’s check before you buy. Some of the negative reviews may have installed this without a ground connection or did not connect / have a true ground. You will have to purchase your own wall plate as they don’t know what size (1,2,3 gang etc) box you’re installing in. The color of the set I received was white.
January 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sebastian Motion sensing bedroom light, the way you want it, with MAESTRO !
Necessity is the mother of invention. I have done many before, , and I did one today.
I am excited to share it with you all.
I was searching for a reliable motion sensor light to use it in the bedroom, and I could not find one that I wanted;
So I had to design my own.
What I wanted was a bright light that will turn ON when my wife enters the bed room and also it should turn ON when she gets out of bed: but it should NOT turn ON when she sleeps on the bed: tossing and turning. It should turn ON as soon as she puts her feet on the floor, when getting out off bed.
So I designed this, and assembled the motion sensor light with a few electrical parts that I bought from Home Depot.
It will turn ON as soon as she enters the bed room. It also will turn ON as soon as she puts her feet on the floor, when getting out of the bed.
I tapped power from the nearest outlet by the bed, and connected to the Maestro 2 Amp Single Pole Occupancy Sensing Switch, and from there to the 15 Amp Duplex Outlet. Now the outlet will turn ON and OFF with the help of the Maestro motion sensor.
I connected the CFL lamp for testing purpose. It will turn ON and OFF the way I want it.
I can set the time for the light to stay ON, for 1, 5, 10 or 20 minutes with the help of the MAESTRO. I can also connect a Touchier or whatever I want , up to 250 watts, on the sensor powered Duplex outlet.
Please see my short video, and enjoy it.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nomo Love these switches
I love the fact that they are customizable on how you want them to function, for example I put one in our laundry room that automatically comes on with any motion which is perfect. However, I tried to use another the same way in a main floor bathroom but every time someone walked by the bathroom the light would come on so instead I made it so that you turn the light on manually every time and then it will automatically shut off after X amount of time when there is no motion detected in the room but if there is motion in the room it stays on... I can't say enough good things about this product, just perfect if this fits what your description of what you are looking for.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JerryD Great value and product!
Only took 10-15 minutes to install, including time turning breaker off at the start and on at the finish. I'm NOT an electricity guy, but these were an easy DIY project. Installed one in master bedroom closet, one in kitchen pantry and one in laundry room. Did not require any additional parts or supplies as it came with screws and connectors. Needed only a screwdriver and needle nose pliers (for getting curled ground wire off old switch).
TIP: Read instructions as you should configure the control to adjust for how many minutes you want light to turn off after leaving room (I set mine each to 1 min).
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stylersmom Exactly what we wanted
We placed these motion sensitive light switches in rooms that did not have any windows and that we knew we'd want to turn the light on every time we entered it (walk-in pantry and 2 bathrooms). Great decision!
We also put one in a small room (broom closet) that we designated for our cat. The one in this space is connected to an exhaust fan and placed very low on the wall. Everytime the cat enters, the fan comes on to eliminate any odors created.
The switch comes on immediately (hands-free) and turns itself off after it senses that the area is no longer occupied - just as described.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dapriest Excellent performance... buying more!
I bought this two pack during a recent sale and installed them in a pair of guest bathrooms. The installation of each was completed in ten minutes or less. Originally I set them both to stay on for 5 minutes with no activity, but found that these work so well I adjusted it to the minimum of one minute.
I've noticed only one issue... both of my switches/sensors are located next to the door facing the vanity and mirror. I find that if I walk close to the door, my shadow reflected in the mirror is apparently enough to set off the sensor and turn on the light. This doesn't happen enough to be an issue, although adjusting the sensitivity of the sensor might eliminate this problem.
I've worked with a lot of occupancy sensors in the past, including commercial applications in green office buildings. At this price point and for a single technology sensor, these work the best of any I've found.
July 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bc95 work great installation is easy.
work great installation is easy I put one in our guest bathroom an one in our kitchen nook. no more having to remember to turn off lights.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nusscular Excellent Product
I originally purchased two of these to install in my home. The price was the lowest I could find even amongst popular online retailers.
If your life is anything like mine, you are constantly either kicking yourself (or blaming your wife) for a light left on in a closet or bathroom. I installed the first switch in the closet and it worked flawlessly. Now I just walk in the closet and the lights pop on. About 1 minute later they go off again on their own. Makes me feel like Tony Stark. It works great and the cats do not seem to set it off which is a plus. I put the second switch in the garage which works well for me however it may not work for people who spend lots of time working in the garage. The switch is adjustable so you can set the amount of time before the switch automatically shuts off so that helped me for the extended trips into the garage.
July 16, 2013