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First Alert Motion Sensing Light Socket

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Pros: Easily installed, works great, customer service is stellar.

Cons: Only works with incandescent bulbs

We have a couple of areas where the light switch placement was a great idea until we began using it. Since the pantry and the laundry closet have their doors cover the lightswitch when you open the door, the light is often forgotten, or you have your hands full with food/laundry and can't get the switch. These switch off after five minutes of no activity in the area.

Had bought one initially and it worked for about five minutes then failed. Called customer service and they sent me out another one within several days. The second one as well as the one I bought for the pantry have been working great ever since.

If you screw in a fluorescent bulb, you'll get a nasty flicker and the sensor won't work properly, most likely due to the electronic ballast. Tried an LED bulb in there too, that didn't work, as you need at least a five watt bulb as I recall, and I had a three watt bulb.

Hoping they come up with a solution like this that works with eco-friendly bulbs, since the other ones are to be phased out.

First Alert Motion Sensing Light Socket
Description:

First Alert® Sensor Socket turns a light on automatically when you enter, turns it off when you leave. You won't forget to turn off lights in basements, attics, garages, workshops or closets! Ingenious Sensor Socket turns on a light automatically whenever it senses motion, then turns it off four minutes after the motion stops. Simply screw this socket into any standard indoor light socket that's unobstructed by glass or lamp shade; works with bulbs from 25w to 100w bulbs. Features a 15' range and senses motion in all directions. UL listed.

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Control TypeOccupancy sensor
Additional FeaturesNo wiring requirements
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