I’ve noticed that my grandchildren have a tendency to turn on a light and keep on going, never to look back and never to turn off the light. I suppose that over time that has an impact on the electric bill. My supposition is apparently accurate since Black and Decker have a product that will turn off the lights automatically. Moreover it is a very simple product which means it may actually continue to work for awhile. It is call the Lights Out AutoSwitch and will be available in a few weeks. It is $30.00 which if you translate to a 100 watt bulb running 10 hours or 1000 kWh at $0.25/kWh, you would have to save about 1200 hours of that 100 watt bulb running to pay for the switch. Of course less hours would be needed if your electric is more expensive and more hours if it is cheaper. In a room with 6 ceiling fixtures of 100 watts each on one switch you would pay for the autoswitch rather quickly. Of course if you replace each of the 100 watt incandescent lights with compact fluorescent lights you screw up my math and elongate the pay off on the autoswitch. Bottom line is, I thought the concept was cool and it may save you some money in certain situations. This was not a paid blog but I have had good experience with Black and Decker products.
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