The world of technology innovates with each passing second. Newer and more efficient technologies come to take the place of older, obsolete ones. An example of this is the replacement of yellow incandescent bulbs with CFL or LED lights. But that is not where it ends; innovation has come a long way.


To further reduce the costs of utilities such as fans and lights, we have motion and occupancy sensors that work efficiently to reduce the electrical bill. The sensors that act to distinguish motion and presence in a room may need a little electricity to function. But they will save you a lot more in terms of lesser wastage from fans and lights.

3 Pack LED Motion Sensor Puck Light
Turning on the lights in a cupboard every time you want to get something can be frustrating. Not to mention that the buttons life takes a toll because of frequent use, and you sometimes forget to turn the light off too. This light will automatically turn on when it senses motion, and it will turn off after 15 seconds to save electricity.

Occupancy Sensor Pole Switch
Having buttons to turn the lights in a room on and off is the traditional way to do things. But this leaves room for you to forget and be lazy. These pole switches are built to replace your standard light switches. They sense the presence in the room and prevent the lights from turning on if there is enough ambient light. You can even control them manually.

Energizer Indoor Tabletop Motion-Sensing Nightlight
While you may not give it much importance, a night light that remains on for the whole night is a massive waste of electricity. It is understood that it helps you move around at night by keeping a little visibility. Still, it is often not needed until someone moves. This energizer tabletop nightlight is built with exactly that in mind.

360 PIR Occupancy Sensor
These sensor switches are a lifesaver when it comes to lights and fans that are left on by accident. These can be used anywhere around the house where there is a chance that someone may forget to turn off the lights. The PIR sensor senses occupancy and keeps lights and fans off if there is no one there. It even comes with an override button if you want to keep the light on purposefully.


Somehow the electricity bill consistently exceeds what we are expecting. But the same technology that consumes electricity can be meant for its saving if used intelligently. Many smart home systems incorporate the use of occupancy and motion sensors. Do you see these as becoming the next big thing? Tell us in the comments below.