Sat. May 25th, 2024

In this article, the author discusses how smart technology can be used to save money on your light bill by automating the lights in your home. Here are the key points:

  • Using sensors to detect activity in a room and turn off lights when there is no one present can help save money on energy costs.
  • There are two types of sensors to consider: motion sensors and presence sensors. Motion sensors detect movement in a room, while presence sensors can differentiate between activity and stillness.
  • Aqara’s Presence Sensor FP2 is a popular option for presence detection, as it can be calibrated and trained to recognize various scenarios.
  • To set up the automation, you need to create two separate automations: one to turn on the lights when there is activity, and one to turn off the lights when there is no activity.
  • You can customize the automations based on specific time, days, and conditions.
  • Testing and troubleshooting the automations is important to ensure they work properly.

Overall, using smart tech and automation can help save money on your light bill by ensuring lights are only on when they are needed.