Can anyone tell me what exactly is the difference between a dumb occupancy sensor and a smart motion detector?
I have a lutron occupancy sensor in my downstairs hall bath and that thing is incredibly fast, and the bonus, it has never failed to turn on the light. I never walk into the room in the dark, it is literally instant.
It’s a totally different story with my Zwave motion sensors. I have two Ecolink sensors and an enerwave ceiling mounted one. The Enerwave is pretty good, and it’s light years beyond the Ecolinks.
But even it has its flaws.
I’m tired of walking into a dark room and hitting the wall on the opposite side of the room, beneath the motion sensor, before the light comes on.
So, I’m thinking of getting a couple of dumb occupancy sensors and hard wiring them into an Ecolink door contact.
Do you think I’ll see the same problems? Is the lag because of the hub/cloud?
I have noticed that sometimes the Zwave sensors take forever to notice I’m in the room (based on the light flash at motion detection).