Switched Closet doors
I’m trying to up my game for the current remodel- I wanted to have the closet doors switched so that when open the lights in there turn on. I recall an article (maybe Tyler Grace?) where this was done but can’t seem to find it…
The questions I have are about the implementation, is the switching 110v or low voltage?
Can anyone recommend some electrical hardware that is relatively low profile/visibility?
With the near infinite electrical options out there for hard contact switches, proximity type switches, or even magnetic type switches I was hoping to narrow the field.
Are there any serious cons to taking this approach? other than just the general difficulty of implementing it?
There are at least twelve different ways to do this. You can even put in battery powered closet lights if you are not fond of running wires.
The only con is if you get into a DIY job over your head and end up with electrical hazards.
The room/closet is already stripped to the studs so hard wiring is definitely in the plan, don't really want to deal with batteries... I've already found several electrical hazards hiding behind the drywall so I hope not to create any others. I consider myself above average in skill so it's no big deal to get it done right.
I like the mechanical switches. Leviton 1865
Have to watch the current rating, but should be plenty for some LED closet lights.
motion sensor light fixture on a regular switch?
I recently found some motion sensing LED bulbs that are working well in a regular outdoor fixture - power to the fixture is on all the time but the light activates only when there's motion
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