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Occupancy Sensors Deliver Hands-Free Switching and Energy Savings
Leviton PR150-1LW Single Pole Wall Switch PIR Occupancy Sensor, White
Leviton PR150-1LW Single Pole Wall Switch PIR Occupancy Sensor, White
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Leviton PR150-1LW Wall Mounted Occupancy Sensor, White
Item# 2522W
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  • 150° field of view and 350 sq. ft. of coverage is perfect for use in residential applications
  • Ambient light override prevents these devices from switching lights ON when there is ample natural sunlight
  • Manual override is available for use as a standard ON/OFF switch
  • Adjustable delayed OFF time interval (15 seconds to 15 minutes)
  • Fits in standard wallbox

Essential Info

The Leviton PR150-1LW Single Pole Wall Switch PIR Occupancy Sensor uses passive infrared (PIR) detection technology to monitor a room for occupancy. The device automatically turns lights ON when a person enters a room and OFF when they leave. This saves energy, provides convenience and lowers electric bills. The PR150-1LA are suitable for indoor use only. The occupancy sensor is ideal for any room in the home that would benefit from automatic "hands-free" light control, such as in bathrooms, closets, laundry rooms and garages.The PR150 installs in place of a single pole switch, and it can be used with incandescent and fluorescent lighting (Rapid Start Magnetic ballast ONLY).

It can be used in a variety of residential applications, including:
  • Bathrooms
  • Basements
  • Pantries
  • Garages
  • Utility/Laundry Rooms
  • Dining Rooms
  • Hallways
  • Closets
  • Kitchens

  • Manuals/Software

    More Info

    How It Works
    How It Works: People naturally emit a small amount of infrared heat. As a person passes through the field of view, the sensor detects the motion as a change in the infrared background and responds by switching ON area lights. After the field of view is unoccupied for a user defined time, the sensor will automatically turn OFF the lights.

    Automatic ON/OFF Operation
    The units turn lights ON automatically when motionis detected. When motion is no longer detected, lightsremain ON for a selected time (from 15 sec. to 15 min.) then automatically switch off.

    Passive Infrared (PIR)
    Infrared occupancy sensors are passive devices designed to detect the movement of heat-emitting bodies. They are installed to monitor areas where there are no physical obstructions to block the sensor’s field of view.

    Field of View
    The PR150 provides a 150° field of view and 350 sq. ft. of coverage.


  • Intended for use with rapid start fluorescent or incandescent lighting only.
  • Installing this device requires experience with residential and commercial wiring practices. Consult local building codes before attempting to install this device.
  • Important notes:
    Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.


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    Field of View Diagram       


    57 Ratings
    5 star: 47%  (27)
    4 star: 25%  (14)
    3 star: 11%  (6)
    2 star: 4%  (2)
    1 star: 14%  (8)
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    Isabelle -- New York City   3/25/2013
    DO NOT BUY THIS MODEL. Total garbage. Very poorly manufactured. I bough and installed several of them and in a few days returned them all. I've been using sensor switches for more than 20 years. This is absolutely the worst.
    JOERG -- martinez, CA   3/4/2012
    Good detection range. Fast and quiet switching operation (incandescent lights only).
    JimmieJoe -- san jose, California   12/1/2011
    This product work fine with magnetic florescent lights which are the old generation fluorescents. The people who are saying it does not work with florescent light are not using magnetic florescent lights. The product states magnetic florescent lights only on the package. People who are having issue with flickering, strobing and not turning off or glowing are trying to use the product with electronic florescent lights which are the new generation fluorescents, which includes compact fluorescents. I have had no issues with magnetic florescent light and this device. I did had all of the problems mentioned with electronic florescent, however, I found that as long as you have 1 incandescent in the circuit it will operate electronic florescents without issue. Such as an overhead light with 3 incandescent bulb you can replace 2 of the 3 bulbs with new CFLs and everything works fine and you just can not change all 3 bulbs to CFLs.
    Pete -- surrey, BC   9/24/2011
    Does not work with fluorescent lights!!!
    digiluke -- denver, CO   7/11/2011
    Works like a champ - Those complaining about using it with FANS and CFLs clearly didn't read the spec sheet before buying. There is a difference in calculating load based on Wattage and Startup current in a Fan motor. Also CFLs CAN work but only if they are of the extremely expensive Instant start variety, LED's may not work due to their small current draw.
    MATTHEW -- rialto, CA   6/13/2011
    They work as advertised. Easy to install. Time adjustment is concealed by the faceplate, so time adjustment must be set during install unless you want to keep taking the face plate off.
    RIZWAN -- chula vista, CA   1/19/2011
    Solid performer. Decent range on the sensor as well - maybe 6-8 feet.
    Jerry H -- Kansas City   10/9/2010
    This was connected to a small bathroom exhause fan 60CFM and did not work. Would not run the fan a full speed even after changing the power setting.
    RICHARD -- oakland, MD   8/26/2010
    Item works well but doesn't work with compact fluorescent bulbs. This is not made clear either on the manufacturer's packaging or the information on your web site. I had to call leviton to confirm this. Then they told me the model that works with the cf bulbs. You sell that model but it cost about 3 times the one I bought.
    -- montreal, QC   7/6/2010
    Easy to Wire in and can set any time delay required. No markings on the timer though so it's trial and error to figure out the delay you want.
    BARRY -- naples, FL   7/3/2010
    I used to run a small vent fan It did not work
    LEONARD -- rocky mount, NC   5/27/2010
    This item worked better than I expected. Very easy to install.
    ROBERT -- poughkeepsie, NY   5/7/2010
    Does not work well with fluorescent lighting. Purchased 24 of them and so far have had to replace 4 of them and probably more because the fluorescent lights flicker too much when the switch is in the sensor mode
    ERIC -- la grange, IL   1/4/2010
    Works well, even with fluorescent lighting. I did notice, however, when used on a fluorescent light in my cold basement there was a dim glow coming out of the light even when off. What I would recommend is that you only use it with incandescent bulbs even though it says you can use it with fluorescent lights.
    JASON -- lansing, MI   1/4/2010
    This item is great. I have two friends who live with me and they ALWAYS leave the lights off. Well, now I have the lights go off automatically so I'm saving money everyday! Easy to install and works perfect!
    ISAAC -- west frankfort, IL   11/23/2009
    This was a replacement for a similar unit I have had for over 5 years and only failed because of lightning damage.
    JON -- carlisle, MA   11/23/2009
    Very easy installation, and works reliably. What more could I want?
    JOSE -- fajardo, PR   9/21/2009
    easy to install and good price
    FREDERIK 'T -- leiden, XX   9/13/2009
    good value for money, easy to install.
    PHILIPP -- ridgewood, NY   9/3/2009
    This was a breeze to install: three wires, two screws, and it comes with wire caps to splice the switch's wires to the existing ones in your wall. It took me 15 minutes to install, having never done so before, and now it works exactly as described.


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