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How to Change a Light Switch and Never Wonder Who Left the Lights On Again

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lutron. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

A simple change in a light switch will help you to not have to yell “who left the lights on?” again!  Thanks to a campaign with Mom Central Consulting and Lutron, I have two new occupancy/vacancy light switches that will help me to not worry about lights being left on again.

dimmer switch

Living in a multi-story home with kids means that at some point in time, and probably more than once, you will yell “Who left the lights on?!”  As the kids got older we moved all their toys upstairs to their bedrooms, which means they spend quite a bit of time playing upstairs.  That also means more lights are turned on and then never turned off when said children come downstairs.  I don’t mind a little exercise, but running up and down the stairs all day, or trying to get a kid to do it, is not my idea of time well spent.

dimmer switch

The upstairs hallway light is the bain of my existence.   Because the hallway is dark, they kids are constantly turning it on… and leaving it on when they leave.  I knew this was a great place to install the dimmer switch, too, so we could turn the lights down at night while the kids were falling asleep. The lights would turn off automatically after some time.

light switch

This past weekend my husband installed two Lutron occupancy/vacancy sensor dimmers and switches – one  in our upstairs hallway and another in the upstairs bathroom.  I’m always a little nervous when we do an electrical DIY project, but the switches were super simple to install.  A screw driver was the only tool we used and we got it right on the first try! Check out this short video of my husband explaining how he installed the switches:

Are you ready to sop yelling “Who left the lights on?” and try out the Lutron switches?  Well, Lutron is offering my readers a great deal through the end of October.  You can score 25% off Maestro occupancy/vacancy sensor dimmers and switches on LutronStore.com PLUS one free Claro single-gang wallplate ($4.90 suggested list price) with each qualifying item. Just use the Promo Code: wholeftthelightson.  The code expires on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2013.

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lutron. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

This article may contain affiliate links.

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