SensorSwitch - Proximity light switch
The Sensor Switch, is the quick and easy way to replace your existing single rocker type light switch with a "touch" switch. You can make the no-fuss replacement in about 2 minutes, and the only tool you should need is a small screwdriver!
More than a touch switch
There are other touch switches on the market, but the Sensor Switch is more than just a touch device - it works on proximity; this means that when a hand or any other part of your body comes within approx. 30mm of the face plate the lights will switch.
Blend it in!
Because the Sensor Switch has a blank face-plate it can be painted to match your decor! And if you are feeling adventurous the whole switch box could be sunk into the wall so the face-plate becomes flush to the wall surface and then could be papered over!
Cover it up!
Due to the proximity switching method of use, it is also possible to have a thin (< 4mm) non-metallic surface placed over the Sensor Switch's face-plate - a ceramic bathroom tile perhaps? - It will then project its sensing field through this surface. This could be also useful for food and medical areas which need constant cleaning. Outside lights could be switched on through a pane of glass! Just place your Sensor Switch facing the window pane in the garage for example! See how easy it is to make your own Sensor Switch!
In vandal-prone areas such as public buildings, the Sensor Switch can be placed directly behind a metal plate. This plate will then act as the sensor plate.
Requires only 240V Live and Load-Out connection. A Neutral is not required to power the switch
To protect the delicate electronics inside the dimmer/switch it is crucial that an external in-line fuse of 2 amps fast blow is fitted. This will protect the unit if the bulb blows. Without the fuse a bulb blowing may damage the Triac used in the dimmer/switch (the supplier can test if that damage has occured, and will not cover them under warranty).
Maximum load = 300 watts
Not suitable for two-way switching applications
Not suitable for use with Electronic Transformers (generally found with LV halogens)
Not suitable for use with Low Energy Bulbs/CFLs etc
Okay for use with toroidal transformers