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Old 03-11-2012, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I was wondering how that light sensoring thing works. If the lights go out when you leave the room, what about the person still in the room. Are they left in the dark?

Little things certainly do add up. At the beginning of 2000 we ended our TV Cable plan. At the time I think it was $25 per month. Now it is more than double that for basic. Anyway, with the money we are not spending on cable for that period of time, we have taken about 6 fabulous trips and a few other shorter ones. Much nice memories of the trips than what we might have been watching on cable.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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I was wondering how that light sensoring thing works. If the lights go out when you leave the room, what about the person still in the room. Are they left in the dark?

Little things certainly do add up. At the beginning of 2000 we ended our TV Cable plan. At the time I think it was $25 per month. Now it is more than double that for basic. Anyway, with the money we are not spending on cable for that period of time, we have taken about 6 fabulous trips and a few other shorter ones. Much nice memories of the trips than what we might have been watching on cable.
The sensors sense the presence of anyone. So as long as someone is in the room, it stays on. There's also a delay from when you leave the room until it actual turns off. Unfortunately, pets can trigger the light to turn on as well.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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The sensors sense the presence of anyone. So as long as someone is in the room, it stays on. There's also a delay from when you leave the room until it actual turns off. Unfortunately, pets can trigger the light to turn on as well.
We have them at the office. If no one gets up to use the Xerox ... or isn't waving their arms around while talking on the phone ...they'll turn off. I usually yell out, "Time for a nap!"
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Depends on your tolerance for waste, honestly.

I don't run the water when I am brushing my teeth. I have alternative flushing rules. But this has nothing to do with money. This has to do with waste. I HATE waste.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:44 PM
 
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We have them at the office. If no one gets up to use the Xerox ... or isn't waving their arms around while talking on the phone ...they'll turn off. I usually yell out, "Time for a nap!"
I've never had mine turn off while I was in the room.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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I suppose those of us in the frugal club have heard the phrase about pennies becoming nickels, nickels dimes, dimes quarters, etc....well.....

-- Leaving lights and appliances on (if leaving the house for 15 mins or less)

Any other behaviors you can think of that fall into this category?
that's what my aunt thinks and her house has looked like a cave for the past 60 years. Most of her children (my counsins) are very dysfunctional, not sure if the lack of light had anything to do with it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:11 PM
 
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We have them at the office. If no one gets up to use the Xerox ... or isn't waving their arms around while talking on the phone ...they'll turn off. I usually yell out, "Time for a nap!"
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I've never had mine turn off while I was in the room.
We work very hard, not moving and staring at our computers
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