Maybe you're a lighting engineer or the sort of person who's up to speed on the latest technological developments in the world of electronics. Or maybe you're like me, and up until now had no clue what "daylight harvesting" meant—isn't that what plants do with photosynthesis?
Here's the concept in a nutshell: like everything else in the last few years, lighting has gotten intelligent. Daylight harvesting means using available sunlight and adjusting lighting levels based on the needs of the environment. Have you ever turned on a lot first thing in the morning, only to realize six hours later that it hasn't contributed to anything but your electrical bill since the sun came up? Daylight harvesting solves that by dimming or turning off lights that aren't needed while a room is already passively bright. It's logical, economical, and ecologically responsible.
Leviton knows all of that and wants to make it possible for everyone to have access to this technology. The OSS24-I0W Wall switch sensor can monitor a room up to 1000 ft² using an infrared system to monitor lighting levels, and automatically adjusts accordingly. Manual modes allow for direct override in the event you want to keep things on or off for a certain period.
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You can't photosynthesize, but thanks to Leviton, you can harvest daylight.