December 29, 2009

Black & Decker AutoSwitch

B&D_AutoSwitch.jpgBlack & Decker has released a number of energy saving and monitoring products as part of their Energy Series. We've already covered the Thermal Leak Detector and the Power Monitor so now we're moving on to the last of the line, the Black & Decker AutoSwitch.

The AutoSwitch is a unit that you place over an existing light switch which converts it to a motion sensor light. The unit has a switch, so there's still a manual override and you also have the ability to set it to a sensitivity of 1, 5, 15, or 30 minutes.

If you're the type who comes home from vacation and realizes that you left every light in the house on for over two weeks, then it might be a product worth looking into.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at December 29, 2009 5:00 AM
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Probably the ugliest addition you could possibly make to your home. Totally agree with Kevin, wire in a proper motion sensor switch for a clean look. And really, who still uses those old school toggle switches, I would think a majority of homes use the flat Decora style switch.

Posted by: bryan at January 1, 2010 10:29 AM

I dunno about this one.That thing looks cheap & is pretty ugly,costs 12 bucks more then a standard hardwired lux or cooper motion switch too.
Really it only takes 5/10minutes to turn off the power,connect 3 wires and do it right.Looks much better too. Sometimes I wonder how these products get released, instead of being marketed to the DIYer this item seems to be marketed towards the handy adversed.

Posted by: Kevin at December 30, 2009 6:57 PM
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