Motion sensor lights
I canâ€™t deny â€“ Iâ€™m totally into home automation. It probably helps that Iâ€™m married to a geek, but I still think it would excite me regardless. Thanks to Bye Bye Standby we have a number of things in our house working more efficiently. For instance, during the holidays Iâ€™m able to turn all my Christmas lights on and off throughout the entire house with the push of a single button. And a different button will turn on/off my TV, DVD player, Wii, etc so that they donâ€™t stay on standby when not in use. A third button turns on/off some intimate task lighting throughout the house â€“ which serves as great low-level lighting late at night.
However, of all of these my absolute favourite is our motion sensor light in the utility room. The light switch isnâ€™t in the most convenient place and our hands are usually so full of washing baskets or recycling that we couldnâ€™t click it anyway. Now, when you walk in the room a lamp clicks on and stays on while youâ€™re in there and shuts off two minutes after it stops detecting motion. Itâ€™s the perfect amount of light to do what we need to do but if we ever need super-bright lighting we can switch on the four-bulb main light as well. It doesnâ€™t sound glamorous or exciting, but honestly â€“ Andrew and I absolutely love it. If you have any space that is creepy or you just want lit up before youâ€™re even fully in the room (a basement, for instance) itâ€™s a perfect solution. Bye Bye Standby have a model that you can wire into a main lights, but we decided that to be greener weâ€™d rather just have one bulb (in the lamp) come on and off automatically and we can use the four-bulb overhead light as needed.
As always, these opinions are my own and I didnâ€™t get any compensation or samples as part of the review. I just think theyâ€™re bloody brilliant and want you to know! However, if the company wants to send me some stuff because of all the amazing free publicity Iâ€™ve just given them, theyâ€™re more than welcome to!!