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Customer Reviews for Lutron Maestro 5 Amp Single-Pole or Multi-Location Motion Sensor Switch, White

Internet #203202146

Model #MS-OPS5MH-WH

Store SKU #493282

  • Turns the lights on when you enter a room and off when you leave
  • Detects fine motion 2-3x's better than other sensors
  • For lights or exhaust fans controlled from one or more locations

Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 424 reviews
  • 91% recommend this product
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This switch works great
This Lutron occupancy sensor is great it works just as it’s suppose to and it’s also pretty easy to install. I like that you can program it to different settings. It matches very well with the Lutron screwless wall plate that I have.
by Sean691
Works just the way it's supposed to
I needed this motion sensor switch for a long hallway from the garage to the kitchen. The light switch is not within reach when coming in the door from the driveway, and at night that is an issue since that spot is very dark. I installed this switch at the end of the hallway next to the garage entry and it has solved that problem – the light comes on automatically and I have it set to turn off after 1 minute of no motion. The programming steps are easy and you can set it to turn off 1 minute, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, or 30 minutes after it stops sensing motion. You can set the sensitivity at low or high, although I have not noticed much difference between the two. It is sensitive enough that even my cat will trigger the light once she’s half-way down the hallway; for humans and large dogs it triggers as soon as I enter the hallway from the kitchen, which is 26 feet direct sight from the sensor switch. You can also adjust for daylight sensing, although the end of my hallway is always fairly dim so that setting is not much different in my particular situation (set all preferences BEFORE installing the cover plate.) I felt the directions were easy to understand and I also found several helpful videos online, but once I pulled out my existing switch I found that my wiring setup was a bit different than what the instructions or videos showed – I had a third black wire and no ground wire connected to the existing 3-way switch. I used a contactless voltage detector pen to determine which black wires were hot. I called the Lutron 24/7 tech line and they walked me through the correct wiring configuration for my situation and stayed on the phone until I completed it and confirmed that the switch was working properly. That was awesome! The switch does take a couple of minutes to self-program once you turn the power back on, so don’t panic if it doesn’t work immediately. You can hear a low click when the lights come on – not a big deal for me. A 3-way application like mine requires that you also modify the wiring on the companion switch (clearly stated on step 3 of instructions) - that was very easy and requires no additional supplies. This switch is a total win for me.
by PizzaGurl
1 person found this helpful
Perfect for my attic light - as soon as i open the stairs lights on .stays on as long as im up th...
Perfect for my attic light - as soon as i open the stairs lights on .stays on as long as im up there than shuts 5 minutes later.
by Jim
1 person found this helpful
Installation is somewhat simple, so far it’s working as expected , but if you’re not operating an...
Installation is somewhat simple, so far it’s working as expected , but if you’re not operating anything other than bulbs you’re better off with a lower priced one unless you also need three way operation cover is extra about $5.00 regular covers don’t work well
by Funflai
1 person found this helpful
Easy install with easy instruction. It works great. I use it for my outdoor floodlight.
Easy install with easy instruction. It works great. I use it for my outdoor floodlight.
by Slim
Response from THD-CSOApr 2, 2019
"Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is, We're glad to hear you are enjoying your Maestro Sensor switch, Slim! "
Features - auto on motion sensor,customer adjustable Time delay shut off. Easy to follow wiring i...
Features - auto on motion sensor,customer adjustable Time delay shut off. Easy to follow wiring instructions, even if you are not an electrician. We have Installed four (4) of these in our house over the period of two years. And had Three (3) in our previous house.
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this helpful
Works as designed. Provides great hands free convenience
Works as designed. Provides great hands free convenience
by DRC
Response from THD Customer ServiceJul 11, 2018
"Dear Valued Home Depot Customer We are happy to hear you are enjoying the convenience and reliability of your Maestro sensor, Dave! "
Easy install...... Directions to setup the motion on/off timer was a little sketchy, but I figure...
Easy install...... Directions to setup the motion on/off timer was a little sketchy, but I figured it out on my own.
by Jerry
Response from THD Customer ServiceMay 18, 2018
Dear Valued HomeDepot Customer, ​Thank you for your review, Jerry. If you have any Lutron projects in the future with our sensors, be sure to check out the following link to assist you with programming: http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/048461.pdf If you have questions or concerns, we'd be happy to further assist at lutron.com/support via chat or email or our support line at 1-844-LUTRON1. We are here 24/7 so feel free to call anytime!
1 person found this helpful
Great energy saving motion activated.
Lutron's Maestro Occupancy Sensor switch is a easy, and low cost way to save energy and add automation to your home in just five minutes. The auto off feature of this motion sensor switch saves me a lot in energy cost (Programmable time-out of lights - 1, 5, 15, or 30 minutes). I installed this unit in my homes entryway, lights before install would stay on all day and sometimes all night. This sensor features XCT Sensing Technology which detects minor motion, such as typing at a desk or reading, ensuring sensor does not turn off inadvertently. Also equipped with ambient light detection, you can customize your sensor to detect daylight so lights don't turn on with enough natural light in your room. This Maestro Sensor works with any bulb type, including CFLs and LEDs, or fans up to 3 amps. This switch can also be easily programmed to function as a vacancy (manual-on) sensor. Coordinating Claro wall plates accessories sold separately. Up to 600 Watt incandescent, halogen, electronic low Watt voltage; 200 Watt magnetic low Watt voltage; Single-pole/3-way only No neutral wire required
by Salosenior
1 person found this helpful
Comes In Very Handy
While it is somewhat expensive, this is exactly the product we needed and really looks great in the prominent location we have it installed. Our garage is attached to the house through our laundry/mud room, which is an area often passed through or briefly used, but one which requires bright light through its single overhead light. At least 90% of the time this light was left on because our hands are full carrying kids to the car or baskets of laundry to and from the washer and dryer any time we enter or leave this area. And I cant count the number of times I bumped into something because my hands were too full to even turn on the light. Both the problem of turning on the light and keeping the light from being left on are solved by this single product, which took less than half an hour to install, even with only a little experience with wiring electrical outlets and switches. The installed switch looks great, still allows the secondary switch by the garage door to work, and ensures this frequently-traversed part of our house will never be unlit or wasting electricity with a light left on. Even though it is installed on a wall at a 45 degree angle away from the door to the kitchen, the motion detector still turns the light on by the time you are just a few inches through the doorway.
by dcline
3 people found this helpful
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