Having lived in a home with occupancy sensors in every room, it seems my children have completely forgoten how to turn lights off.
I have a notion that I could get my kids to be better about manually turning off lights if there was some kind of automatic reward/encouragement.
- Immediate positive feedback (maybe a fun sound)
- Children not penalized for having light on while in use
- Encourage shutting lights off, but does not encourage light switch raves (i.e. flicking light on and off repeatedly.)
- fun sound plays when light shutoff
- manually shutting off light increases counter, which makes automatic timeout longer for that room (and conversely, automatic shutoff reduces the counter)
- sound plays, but long term reward not offered if lights are flipped off after less than 1 minute.
- Warning\Request to turn light off manually if not in use, prior to automatically shutting light off.
*Could be difficult/impossible to reward individual effort.
Any other thoughts?