Occupancy and Vacancy sensors

Occupancy and Vacancy sensors

Occupancy sensors and vacancy sensors save a significant amount of energy by constantly detecting motion in the space and ensuring the lights are automatically turned off when the room is vacant. Occupancy sensors can automatically turn the light on, and vacancy sensors require the light to be manually turned on. Occupancy and vacancy sensors can save more than 20% energy on average in commercial buildings and are mandatory in energy code such as IECC and ASHRAE. Therefore “occupancy sensor” is often called and used in commercial applications and “motion sensor light switch” is used in residential applications. Rayzeek utilizes advanced passive infrared sensing technology(PIR motion sensor) to ensure low-energy cost, high sensitivity, and accuracy. Rayzeek’s selection of wall mount and ceiling mount occupancy sensors offers maximum energy-saving, convenience, and safety for commercial spaces from open offices, private offices, hallways, conference rooms, restrooms to classrooms.
Wall mount occupancy sensors are motion sensor wall switches that can be easily installed into wall boxes and replace the manual light switches. Wall mount occupancy sensors integrate a PIR motion sensor on the surface with a 150° detection range and require a clear sight of view for the lens to receive emitted infrared signals from moving warm bodies. Motion sensor wall switches are easy for users to operate like a wall switch, so they are available in both occupancy and vacancy mode.
Ceiling mount occupancy sensors are mounted in the electrical boxes on the ceiling and have a broad 360° detection coverage. They have less restriction for the layout of the space because they can detect motions clearly from the top and are often used in conjunction with wall mount sensors. Rayzeek’s ceiling occupancy sensors are hardwired, line voltage powered and can provide consistent performance. Ceiling mount motion sensors are mostly occupancy sensors with auto-on and auto-off features without the need for adding an additional wall switch.

Highlights of Rayzeek Occupancy Sensors

Wall Switch Motion Sensors

  • Advanced PIR motion sensor: Upgraded passive infrared sensing technology and MCU for more accurate human movement detection
  • Easy to operate: All adjustments and operations are made with two buttons without uncovering the wallplate
  • All in one: Occupancy, Vacancy and Manual mode all combined
  • Commercial grade: Broad 110V-277V working voltage compatible with residential and commercial applications.
  • Sleek design: Classic white color and sleek design fit every wall color

Ceiling Mount Occupancy Sensor

  • Advanced PIR motion sensor: Upgraded passive infrared sensing technology and MCU for more accurate human movement detection
  • Easy to set up: Pushbutton adjustment with status light indicator
  • Integrated photocell: Turn on the light only when there’s not enough natural light
  • High load: 5a and 10A types available for high load applications such as fan and air conditioner controls
  • Low profile design: White color with superior design suitable for every ceiling decor
  • Hardwired: line voltage powered occupancy sensor with consistent performance
rz036 occupancy sensor switch ceiling mounted side

Why Choose Rayzeek Occupancy Sensor Solutions?

Convenience

Rayzeek occupancy sensors are convenient to use. The default settings are already optimized for most applications, and the sensors just work out of the box. The wall-mount occupancy sensor switches combine occupancy, vacancy and manual mode all in one, allowing users to switch sensor mode anytime. The big button is for temporary ON/OFF and the small button is for permanent ON/OFF. It’s extremely easy to use.

Compatibility

Rayzeek occupancy sensors are wide voltage that can be used in nearly all residential and commercial applications. With its high AMP rating for 5A to 10A, our occupancy sensors can load more lights simultaneously and heavy-load fans to air conditioners as well. Our wall mount occupancy sensors are also available with a neutral required and no neutral required version.

Manual ON/OFF Mode

The exclusive manual ON/OFF mode Rayzeek introduces aims to solve real-life problems. We’ve noticed the high demand for a permanent manual on request to keep the light always on regardless of the time delay or motion detection. With the manual ON mode, our wall mount occupancy sensors can behave exactly the same as a regular wall switch, allowing users to have more direct control of the lights. The manual off mode can keep the light off when in occupancy mode even when motion is detected.

Guide to Occupancy Sensor

A motion sensor light switch is a motion-activated wall switch integrated with a motion sensor that can automatically turn on/off the light when motion is detected. A motion sensor light switch is also called a motion sensor switch for its ability to not only control lights but also able to control other motion-activated devices, such as exhaust fans in the bathroom or air conditioners in a room.

Motion sensors use three different kinds of technologies to detect movement: passive infrared(PIR) technology, ultrasonic technology and dual-tech technology which combines both PIR and ultrasonic technology. All three technologies have their pros and cons, while PIR motion sensors are still the most popular and widely used technology with significant advantages such as ultra-durable, being the most inexpensive, and low energy consumption.

All Razyeek motion sensors use PIR motion sensors. For more discussion on these motion sensor technologies, read our definitive guide on motion sensor light switches.

Some other main features:

Light Sensor/Daylight Sensing
The light sensor or daylight sensing function allows a motion sensor to detect the ambient light with an integrated photocell. When the feature is enabled, the motion sensor will not turn on the light when there is enough natural light to save electricity in the daytime.

Time Delay

Time delay is the time that keeps the light on after no motion is being detected. This time window can keep the lighting consistent and prevent the motion sensor from falsely turning off the light due to a temporary motion-detecting failure.

Sensor Sensitivity

Sensor sensitivity is how far or how sensitive the motion sensor is able to detect a movement, especially a small motion. High sensitivity is not always good as it can be too sensitive, making the sensor to be able to detect people walking past the room which might falsely turn on the light when no one is in the room.

In the occupancy mode, the motion sensor light switch automatically turns the light on when motion is detected, keeps the light on as long as motion is being detected, and automatically turns the light off when motion is no longer being detected, meaning the room is unoccupied(vacant). An occupancy mode motion sensor light switch is sometimes called an occupancy sensor switch or simply a motion sensor light switch. Rayzeek motion sensor light switches have both occupancy mode and vacancy mode included, allowing users to switch sensor mode anytime they need.
In the vacancy mode, users need to manually turn on the light, then the motion sensor switch keeps the light on as long as motion is being detected and automatically turns the light off when motion is no longer being detected, meaning the room is unoccupied(vacant). A vacancy mode motion sensor light switch is sometimes called a vacancy sensor or vacancy sensor switch. Rayzeek motion sensor light switches have both occupancy mode and vacancy mode included, allowing users to switch sensor mode anytime they need.
Yes, it might. PIR motion sensors detect a movement by measuring the heat emitted from warm bodies. Pets and animals have the possibility to trigger a PIR motion sensor and get registered as a valid motion signal. It’s recommended to adjust your motion sensor light switch for the best setting to effectively prevent false triggers from happening.
Yes, you can. Rayzeek exclusively offers a high load 10Amp version for every motion sensor switch for high load applications like controlling fans and air conditioners.
Rayzeek motion sensor light switches are compatible with a wide range of light bulbs, including fluorescent, ballast, LED, incandescent and halogen.
Yes. Rayzeek motion sensor light switches are designed for both residential and commercial applications with a wide voltage range from 110V to 277V.

For installing a motion sensor light switch, read our post here.

Yes, motion sensor switches are designed to fit in-wall boxes and replace existing light switches.

Rayzeek motion sensor light switches are flexible to install.

For the US motion sensor light switch, we have two options available:
Neutral required: a hot wire, load wire, neutral wire and ground wire required.
Ground required: a hot wire, lead wire, and ground wire required. No Neutral Required.

The UK and EU motion sensor light switch, a neutral wire is required and no ground is required.

No. Rayzeek motion sensor light switches are single-pole operated only.
With a Rayzeek motion sensor light switch, you can easily keep the light on with the manual ON mode. Read our detailed guide on how to keep the motion sensor light on here.
With a Rayzeek motion sensor light switch, you can easily bypass the motion sensor with the manual OFF mode to deactivate the motion detection for however long you need.
With a Rayzeek motion sensor light switch, you can reset to the factory defaulting setting by pressing the big and small buttons continuously till it lights the 6th time.
It’s usually because the motion sensor detects motions from outside the area. You can try to set the sensor’s sensitivity to low and partially cover part of the sensor’s lens with adhesive tapes. Make sure the motion sensor is not distracted from noise sources and try to relocate the sensors to make sure the sensor can only detect within the room, not outside.
Yes, all Rayzeek motion sensor light switches allow users to either temporarily or permanently manually turn on/off the light by pressing a button on the panel.