I found the coolest thing while working on our home energy project with The Home Depot – a light switch that turns off automatically. This is genius, People!
The kids can turn the light off manually by pushing the button, but if they forget – no worries! It turns off after several minutes if no one is in the room. There is also a dimmer switch on it, so you can turn the lights down that way, too. (The additional regular switch on there is for our ceiling fan).
The only thing I don’t like about it, is if the kids are in there watching a movie in the dark, I have to remember to hit the off switch as I walk by the sensor so the light doesn’t turn on and burn their little retinas.
And I would not put this in a bedroom. It would stink if your munchkin got up during the night only to be blinded by the lights.
But overall I love it. In fact, I might get one more and put it on the wall switch across from our pantry. That light is left on a lot, too.