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  1. Does anyone make and sell, an inexpensive indoor tabletop motion sensor light
    controller for a lamp or light to plug into?


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  2. Kim  Sleep

    Kim Sleep Guest

    I have one in the kitchen that I bought at home depot. It lights up a small
    5 watt lamp at night whenever someone enters the kitchen. You could get it
    to activate a relay instead of its built-in lamp for external switching.
    Cost was $12.00.
    Kim
     
  3. worldcitizen

    worldcitizen Guest


    I bought one a few years back (I think at Wal-Mart) that you just
    screwed into the light bulb socket and then screwed the light bulb into
    it. It works just fine and I've been using it for years to turn on the
    light in the closet every time I open the door. I think I paid about
    $15 bucks for it.
     
  4. I asked about a table top unit and you guys are telling me everything else.
    :)



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  5. Terry

    Terry Guest

    If you just want something to 'Plug and play'?
    As the above < www.x10.com > site indicates you will pay somewhere between
    $25 and say $60 dollars for something you can just plug into the wall
    outlet. And it may have the capacity to operate several lamps? Maybe that's
    more capacity and size than you want?
    However; "don't look a gift (horse) in the mouth"!
    The other freely provided suggestions are useful!
    For example; you could screw that $15 bulb gadget into something, plug that
    something into an outlet and plug a table lamp into that adapter/sensor?
    It all depends if you can be a bit ingenious, how much you want to spend and
    how simple and or unobtrusive you want it to be etc.?
     
  6. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    I have a gadget that simply replaced the light switch in the garage.
    I think I bought it at Lowes... maybe $10, if that.

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  7. I looked there and couldn't even find a tabletop unit that would control a
    lamp.
    I just want a tabletop motion sensor that can control 1 lamp in 1 room.
    I want to spend as little as I can. :)


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  8. Rich Grise

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  10. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    GFY. If you can't figure out that the unit in the link above is
    sitting on a table top, then you must be merely a troll.

    Thanks for the flagrant display of your character shortcomings, nitwit.

    Rich
     
  11. But I was actually looking for a completely self contained unit, not to
    have to go out & buy a whole X10 system. A box that sits on a desktop and
    senses motion, then switches on a lamp that's plugged into it. Is that more
    clear?



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  12. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Yes. And it's also clear that you're not interested in an automatic
    wall plate switch, a la Mr. Thompson's wall plate.

    And it is now clear that you also have no interest in spending your own
    time on researching possible solutions, other than the time you spend
    whining at those who do try to help, that "That's not what I was looking
    for", even in the face of the fact that you have exactly as much power
    to do such legwork as all of those people whom you seem intent on
    wheedling into doing such work.

    So, go **** yourself.

    Rich
     
  13. Jeff Miller

    Jeff Miller Guest

    I think the answer you're looking for is: No. No-one makes exactly what
    you're looking for. If you're not prepared to do some rolling of your
    own or live with a slightly different configuration, you're absolutely
    out of luck. End of story.

    -Jeff
     
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