A Variety of Uses for Occupancy and Vacancy Sensors To call today’s lighting sensors simply “occupancy sensors” may be a bit
of an understatement. Today’s sensor and control technology, after all,
does more than just turn on when someone enters a room or space.
Current versions can more accurately be called “vacancy sensors” (there
is a difference) or even “amount of light use” sensors.
NEC Recognizes AFCI Outlet Option With the introduction of arc-fault circuit-interrupting (AFCI)
receptacles, electrical contractors and their customers now have an
alternative to breaker-based solutions for providing protection against
possible arc-fault-related fires and injuries. Now the National
Electrical Code (NEC) is beginning to incorporate these devices as
alternatives to AFCI breakers in both new construction and replacement
New Product to Increase Residential Billing Residential contractors can show a new product and obtain more billing.
The customer could have you there for adding an outlet or other request.
If you show the customer a need-to-have-product, you can install it on
the same house call. That can keep the cost for the customer reasonable,
and provides good profit. Customers are generally interested in
high-tech controls for their house, but they don’t want high costs and
difficult learning. They also want it to solve a problem to justify the
expense. An example is in the new Leviton Humidity Sensor and Fan