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I wanted to share this hilarious story I heard on Anchor on a recent experience with occupancy sensors in restrooms. Colin's initial story is two minutes long, but you can listen to the whole thread for the "man on the street" take on what occ sensors should/shouldn't be doing. (Thanks to Colin for permission to repost.)https://anchor.fm/w/9B237BAmong the responses he received, there's someone working in a hospital in Japan who had the same experience — lights cutting out too soon, leaving the user in the dark. Now, that's annoying in an office space and you just stand up and flap your arms or whatever, but it gets kind of awkward when you're trapping people in stalls, in the dark. Doesn't seem like an optimal situation, particularly in a restroom. What are your experiences with occupancy sensors? How do you make sure the lights don't cycle off too soon, while still capturing the energy efficiency benefits you're after with the occ sensors in the first place? Do you have any good stories like Colin's? Post them in the comments below, or send them to me at email@example.com and I'll repost them (anonymously) in our FM Complaints board.
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