Watt Stopper/Legrand introduces its new line of vacancy sensors, designed to save energy and comply with California’s Title 24 2005 energy code for all residential uses.
The new vacancy sensors can replace any standard wall switch and use passive infrared (PIR) technology to detect occupancy. Similar to occupancy sensors, vacancy sensors can automatically turn the lights off when a room is vacant, conserving energy and reducing costs on homeowner’s electricity bills. Watt Stopper’s vacancy sensors require the user to turn the light on manually, and gives them the option to either turn the lights off manually or automatically following a predetermined time delay. Lights will no longer be left on when a room is unoccupied.
The CW vacancy sensors were created specifically with hallways, laundry rooms and garage applications in mind. The CN vacancy sensor incorporates an LED low-wattage nightlight that illuminates a small area when lights are off. This ideal for bathroom and bedroom applications.
California’s Title 24-2005, effective October 1, 2005, mandates that lighting in homes be high efficacy or be controlled either by an occupancy sensor or dimmer. Sensors must be manual ON/automatic OFF, time delays cannot exceed 30 minutes, and the sensor must be overridden ON. Both the CN and CW meet these requirements.