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  • 4 Attractive finishes
  • Easy wiring
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • Adjustable time delay
  • Coverage up to 900 sq ft
  • UL listed
  • 5-Year warranty
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Lutron Maestro Occupancy-Vacancy Sensor Switch, Multi-Location

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Lutron Maestro Occupancy-Vacancy Sensor Switch, Multi-Location

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About our Lutron Maestro Occupancy-Vacancy Sensor Switch, Multi-Location

This occupancy-vacancy switch saves you money by automatically turning off lights when not needed. This switch uses advanced switching technology to reduce false shut-offs. It is perfect for smaller rooms and can detect motion up to 30 feet away.


  • Uses: perfect for small rooms like laundry room, bathroom, nursery, kitchen, kid's playroom, storage room - 900 square foot coverage or less. Ideal for rooms where lights are often left on accidentally, such a child's room, or rooms where you often enter with your hands full, such as a laundry room or a storage room.
  • 4 Attractive Finishes: White (Model # MS-OPS5M-WH), Ivory (Model # MS-OPS5M-IV), Almond (Model # MS-OPS5M-AL), and Light Almond (Model # MS-OPS5M-LA)
  • Dual Sensor: sensor may act as either an occupancy sensor or as a vacancy sensor
    In the sensor mode the sensor will automatically turn lights on when you enter a room and turn them off when you leave
    In the vacancy mode lights must be turned on manually when you enter a room but they turn off automatically when you leave
  • Light Sources Controlled: incandescent, halogen, xenon, electronic low voltage, magnetic low voltage, compact fluorescents (CFLs), LEDs, magnetic or electronic ballasts, 3-amp fan
  • Ambient Light Detection: lights turn on only when there's not enough daylight in the space
  • Advanced Sensing Technology: uses a proprietary XCT reliable sensing technology, which detects fine motion, eliminating false shut-offs
  • Savings: average savings in energy costs is $10/yr. Savings could be as much as $25/yr (assuming 240 watts, an electricity rate of $0.11/kWh, and a 54% reduction in energy usage). Actual savings will vary with usage, application, and electricity rates.
  • Adjustable Time Delay: will turn off lights after 1 to 30 minutes depending on how the time delay is set
  • Technology: passive Infrared (PIR) technology detects human movement in room
  • Adjustable Sensitivity Settings: sensitivity can vary from a low of "1" (used to avoid false alerts in smaller rooms or near a doorway or near a heat source) to a high of "2" (used in larger rooms)
  • Motion Detection Area: detects major motion up to 30 feet away and minor motion up to 20 feet away
  • Wallplate NOT Included: does NOT include a wallplate. Compatible with Lutron Claro style wallplates.
  • Coverage Area: 180 degrees, 900 square feet
  • Dimensions: 4.69in(H) x 2.94in(W) x 0.3in(L)


  • Quick Installation: does not require a neutral wire - perfect for retrofit applications
  • Easy to Install: designed to be mounted in a standard wall box. Please see the Installation Instructions (PDF) for details. [Caution: Always check local electrical codes and the National Electrical Code (NEC) before installing any lighting products. It is also wise to consult with a licensed electrician in your geographical area about any electrical details that you might have questions about and to make certain that you are satisfying all of the appropriate electrical codes.]
  • Wattage Controlled: 0 - 600 watts
  • Input Voltage: 120 volts
  • Maximum Input Current: 5 amps
  • # of Poles: may be used for multi-location or 3-way or single-pole switch installations
  • Indoor Use Only


  • CA Title 24: meets California Title 24 requirements
  • UL Listed in the USA & Canada
  • Warranty: 5-year limited warranty
  • Large Quantity Discount: If you would like us to quote on a large quantity of Lutron Maestro Occupancy-Vacancy Sensor Switches, please call us at our toll-free number or use the online Quotation Request for Large Quantities form. We are always happy to provide you with our best large quantity pricing.

UL Listed   5-Year Warranty   Satisfaction Guarantee   Installation Difficulty   CA Title 24 Compliant

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Questions & Answers
By Herbert Schober from Chicago, IL on May 29, 2014
Can this multi location switch be used as a set of two at one end of a 25 foot hallway and a second one located at the other end of the same hallway to turn on a common light bulb located in the center of the hallway? So that as a person enters one end of the hallway the switch closest will turn on the common light bulb located in the center of the hallway...and also if a person enters the hallway at the other end of the hall way the switch closest to that end of the hallway will turn on the common light bulb located in the center of the same hallway. In other words two sensors connected to the same centrally located light bulb?
By Chris from Pegasus Lighting on May 30, 2014

Sensors in general cannot be used as a set of 2 to control the same lighting circuit. However a sensor can be used at one end of a room with a 3-way wall switch at the other end of a room. For more information about a 3-way system please see section 2B, 3b and 4 found in the instruction sheet on the link below.

By Phyllis Leyba from Crown Point, IN on April 1, 2015
Would this work in an elder parent room to turn on when getting up to use the bathroom at night and turn off once back in bed?

By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on April 2, 2015

If the occupancy sensor is in the same room where the person is sleeping than no I don't think so. Any slight movement would likely turn the lights on while he/she is sleeping. If the sensor is going to be installed in a separate room, e.g. the bathroom, then yes, when the person enters the bathroom the lights would turn on. When the person leaves, the lights would turn off.
By William from Bonsall, CA on April 2, 2015

Our electric rates are very high. Some guests have a tendency to leave the lights on. So I installed this switch in our guest bathroom. It is a perfect solution. I hope this helps.

By Chris from Virginia on April 3, 2015
If placed inside a closet with a louvered door, could the motion detector be activated by movement outside the door, through the louvers?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on April 3, 2015

The door would be sufficient to block out the motion detection.

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