Lutron Maestro Motion Sensor switch, no neutral required, 250 Watts Single-Pole, MS-OPS2-HT, Hot
- Automatically turn lights on and off based on room occupancy
- Uses Advanced XCT sensing technology, offering the most reliable on/off performance with up to 900 square feet coverage
- Works with all bulb types
- Up to 250 W incandescent, halogen, electronic low voltage; 200 W magnetic low voltage; 150 W CFL/LED; or 2 amp ballasts
- Single-pole only
Let Lutron Get the Lights
Lutron sensors are great when your hands are full and you can't easily reach the light switch.
It's laundry day and clothes are piled high. Sensors installed in the laundry room gives you one less thing to worry about.
Do you have forgetful children? Install a motion sensor and never worry about your kids leaving the lights on again.
|2 Amp Motion Sensor Switch||5 Amp Motion Sensor Switch||6 Amp Dual Voltage Motion Sensor Switch||150 Watt LED Dimmer Switch with Motion Sensor||6 Amp Dual Circuit Motion Sensor Switch||6 Amp Dual Tech Motion Sensor Switch|
|Key Applications||Kitchen, Laundry Room||Hallway, Garage||Breakroom, Office||Bathroom, Kid's Room||Training Room, Conference Room||Private Office, Bathroom|
|Amperage/Wattage||2 Amp Lighting||5 Amp Lighting, 3 Amp (120 V) fan||6 Amp Lighting, 3 Amp (120 V) fan||600 Watts inc/halogen, 150 Watts LED/CFL||6 A lighting 4.4 A fan (120 V) per circuit||6 A lighting 4.4 A fan (120 V) per circuit|
|Voltage||120 Volts||120 Volts||120-277 Volts||120 Volts||120-277 Volts per circuit||120-277 Volts|
|Single Pole, 3-Way, Multi-Location||Single Pole||3-Way/Multi-Location||3-Way/Multi-Location||3-Way/Multi-Location||Single Pole||3-Way/Multi-Location|
|Timeout||1, 5, 15, or 30 minutes||1, 5, 15, or 30 minutes||1, 5, 15, or 30 minutes||1, 5, 15, or 30 minutes||1, 5, 15, or 30 minutes per circuit||1, 5, 15, or 30 minutes|
|Technology||XCT PIR||XCT PIR||XCT PIR||XCT PIR||XCT PIR||XCT dual-technology (PIR and ultrasound)|
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS NOT RETURNABLE. AS A PRIME MEMBER AMAZON WAS COURTEOUS ENOUGH TO REFUND MY PURCHASE BUT FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT PRIME MEMBERS BEWARE. THE MANUFACTURER DOES NOT ACCEPT RETURNS OF THIS PRODUCT.
We just moved into a new house (new construction), and apparently CA code now requires vacancy switches in places like bathrooms and laundry rooms. I've learned a lot since we moved in - I had no idea what the difference was between a vacancy switch and an occupancy switch (or that there were two kinds of switches). I worked in an office where they have occupancy switches in the conference rooms and the light will turn off since everyone was sitting around a table without moving much, and a whole room of professionals in suits and ties will start waving their arms in the air to get the lights to go back on ... it's pretty funny! So I assumed that when there is a motion detector on the switch, that it is an occupancy switch ... I had no idea there was such a thing as a vacancy switch. So we moved into this house with these vacancy switches, and they never seemed to work - they never came on unless you pushed the button, and they never seemed to go off without using the switch. So I started googling, and learned all about vacancy vs occupancy - quick overview: vacancy will turn off a switch after a certain amount of time with inactivity, but it will not turn the lights on; an occupancy switch will turn the lights on when it detects motion, and off after a certain amount of time with no activity. These Lutron occupancy switches can be set up to act as vacancy switches if you want. Since we have no kids, and it is just 2 reasonably responsible adults living in the house, turning off lights is not an issue for us, so vacancy switches don't really make sense in our house ... in fact the ones we had were extra useless because they waited for 30 minutes of inactivity before turning the lights off, so we had lights on much longer than if we turned them off ourselves. Plus, the guest bathroom motion detector faced the mirror, which faced the door, so every time someone (or a dog) walked by the open door the motion detector saw the activity in the mirror, so the switch never turned off ... totally impractical.
So ... I switched out the vacancy switches in the bathrooms and laundry room for regular toggle switches ... what a relief! But, all of this put it into my head that occupancy switches would be really nice in several other locations, so I checked the reviews and found these switches, and got 4 of them (2 orders of 2-packs):
- I now have one installed in our walk-in pantry ... the light pops on as soon as you step into the room, and it shuts off after 30 seconds (the minimum you can set these switches to).
- One installed in our master walk-in closet ... my husband's robe actually hangs on a hook right next to the switch, and tends to cover up the motion detector a little bit, but the side of the motion detector still catches the motion as we walk into the closet, and if it doesn't, we just have to touch his robe and the motion makes the light go on :-) The only issue I have found is when I'm folding laundry in the closet, and the robe is hiding me from the motion sensor, the light goes off ... not that big a deal. I have this one also set to go off after 30 seconds.
- The third one is in the laundry room ... this was the hardest to install because it was a 3 way switch, and these occupancy switches are single pole. Since the two switches in the laundry room are literally so close to each other that you can touch them both at the same time, it made no sense to have 2 switches, so I googled it and took out one of the switches and set it up so that the other switch was now a single pole, so that I could replace the switch with the occupancy switch. It worked perfectly, and now when I go in the laundry room with a load of clothes I don't have to find the switch, and when we come in from the garage through the laundry room, the light also comes on, so we can see where we are going. I also have this one set to 30 seconds.
- The 4th switch is in the garage ... the location of the switch is such that you actually have to step into the garage to hit the switch, and with the required "automatically closing" garage door, the door closes as you go for the switch leaving you in darkness until you find it. The motion detector has fixed all of that. And a bonus is that when the overhead garage door opens that garage light also comes on, so it is nice and bright in the garage. I've got this one set up to do the daylight sensing, so the lights only come on when it is dark in the garage. I've also got this one set to turn off after 5 minutes.
Now I need to put one in the coat closet ... and I'm sure there are other places :-)
Loving them!! (Sorry for the long review ... I guess I got carried away)
Option 1 will allow you to override the light to stay ON, ignoring the motion sensing switch (which will continue to do its thing). So basically, the light is ON or under motion sensor control. Disclaimer: although highly unlikely, if something goes wrong with the 3-way switch causing the two traveler wires to short together, something bad could happen to the sensor switch. I don't think anything bad would happen to it, but not knowing the exact construction of the sensor switch, I can't be certain. It's also highly unlikely for the 3-way switch to become defective in that fashion.
Option 2 will allow you to override the whole thing OFF. You're basically able to cut power to the whole setup as you wish. So basically, the light (and the sensor switch) is OFF or under motion sensor control. You can leave the existing 3-way switch on the LINE side and just tie off one of the traveler wires at the other side, or replace it with a standard 1-pole switch and tie off one of the traveler wires on both ends. I went with this option because I wanted to be able to keep the light OFF when I want to.
I did not draw in any of the ground connections to keep the illustration as simple as possible. You'll obviously need to hook up all the necessary ground connections.