Occupancy sensor w/schedule to disable at night!?


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Old 12-29-21, 12:59 AM
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Occupancy sensor w/schedule to disable at night!?

We have an en-suite bathroom in our master bedroom. The bathroom has two sets of lights- the main can lights that flood the whole bathroom, and a single over sink/vanity light. Both lights have their own switches at the box inside the entry way. The main can lights are on an occupancy sensor switch. And the vanity light is on a simple manual switch. The occupancy sensor is wonderful to have during the day and evening, but if you wake up at 2am and walk into the bathroom you automatically get flooded with with all the can lights and it is blinding- not to mention they leak/flood into the bedroom “lighting” awake anyone else in bed. I have been searching for a “smart” occupancy sensor that I can adjust so that it stops “occupancy sensing” between certain late night hours. And assuming I can find such a switch I could also use another one to enable occupancy sensing only during those specific late night hours on the vanity light (which acts more like a night light in terms of brightness).

Can anyone suggest any particular switch that would fit this criteria?
 
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I think this one will fit your criteria.

https://www.leviton.com/en/products/odd10-idw-w/app
 
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Old 12-29-21, 07:52 AM
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The Leviton Dimming Smart Sensor is designed for use with 0-10V ballasts.
That dimmer will not work with standard incandescent or LED fixtures.

I do not know of any smart switches with motion detection, but a standard smart switch that can be programmed for time and dimming either independently or with Alexa, google, etc. could control the vanity light as a nightlight. The main light switch would have to be eliminated or put in manual mode.

I recently installed under-bed lighting that serves the same purpose you are trying to achieve. It has motion, dimming and timing functions.
 
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I should note that both the can lights and fixture over the vanity light are LED.
 
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Old 12-29-21, 10:22 AM
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Although the linked one won’t work with regular lights, they do appear to have this similar one that will: https://www.leviton.com/en/products/ods15-idw-w/app

Im trying to find their “App configurable” instructions to see if you can schedule the motion vs manual only operation. I am guessing not since if the switch was able to manage functions relative to time they would include some sort of time display on the switch itself.
 
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I think this is the information you are looking for. I do not see any time-of-day options. You might be able to work something with the daylight function, but that probably is the opposite of what you are looking for.
 
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I found one!!

I just got/installed this one: https://www.kasasmart.com/us/products/smart-switches

It allows me to configure (via app) the time periods (during 24hrs) when I want it to be manual only vs motion sensing. I have it set to go in to manual operation only from 10:30pm to 6:00am, so when you stagger into the bathroom in the middle of the night to pee you don't suddenly get blinded by the three super bright LED can lights. Now I think I will just replace the manual vanity light switch with the original "dumb" occupancy switch- so in the middle of the night you get that one going on automatically which is more akin to a night light in terms of brightness as you enter.

You can also do other fancy controlling of the 'smart' switch via the app- but I think what I've got it doing now is basically all I need. Very relieving!
 

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Old 01-03-22, 07:45 PM
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I received a shipped gift order for Christmas. It had a motion activated hanging toilet light in it.
That's relieving.

It's good news you found what you were looking for.
 
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