Multi-Generational Dwellings: Motion Sensor Lighting

An inexpensive, but very useful addition to the multi-generational home is using motion sensors on your indoor lighting. You probably have experienced their use in a commercial application, but they really do have a great benefit for residential use.

9 Benefits of Using Indoor Motion Sensors on Your Lighting

  • They help the conservation of a natural resource.
  • They pay for themselves within 2 – 3 years.
  • When used at the toekick area of a kitchen cabinet or bathroom vanity they create both visual interest and a safety factor by allowing those with depth perception issues more lighting to help maneuver.
  • If your hands are full with a laundry basket full of clothes, bags of groceries or using a walker, they make life easier.
  • When walking into a dark room you won’t walk into furniture or trip over something left on the floor, like shoes or toys.
  • They prevent falls. This is particularly true for the elderly in your household. And a fall is a serious event for the elderly.
  • You can put a low level light on a sensor for the night time trips to the bathroom. Good for the young and the old.
  • From a safety point of view, they might startle an intruder to think that someone is home, causing confusion and, hopefully, leaving right away.
  • You don’t have to repeat yourself a thousand times by asking your kids if they turned off the lights!


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