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Screw-in Motion Sensing Light Adapter

Screw-in Motion Sensing Light Adapter


By Evan Ackerman

Switches are ancient, ancient, ancient technology. Why should I have to laboriously move a piece of hardware from the down position to the up position whenever I want to some lights on? Lights should respond to voice commands, or better yet, they should just know when I’m around and magically turn themselves on. I’m sure this isn’t too much to ask, since you can now buy a motion sensing light adapter that makes this all possible.

Smarthome’s Screw-in Motion Sensing Light Adapter fits right into an existing light socket, acting as an intermediary between the light bulb and the love juice that lights it up. The adapter has a motion sensor that operates 360 degrees around, up to 16 feet away, and you can adjust both the light duration and the sensitivity of the sensor so that your free-range gerbils won’t keep the lights on all night.

So, it’s a good idea that could save you a bunch of effort and electricity. But does it have to be so… You know… Freakin’ ginormous? Good luck trying to use it in any sort of overhead lighting, but I guess it might be okay in a floor lamp with a really, really big shade. It’s $25 on Amazon.

VIA [ Gadget Grid ]

  • Alex

    These have been around for 15 or 20 years, and in pretty much the same design. The only difference is the open space whereas the old ones just had a lens around the outside.

  • Rave Clothing Store

    I bought one of these…that sensor needs to be out in the open. I use it on a desk lamp now…other than that it is worthless. Although I do see some potential for this!

  • landscaping in utah

    I like the design, it's unique I haven't seen that kind of light before. It's open at the middle.

  • utah best landscaping

    That light is very unique, I like it's design.