Galen Wolffit (wolffit) wrote,
Galen Wolffit


My office building is a green building. This means it's supposed to be energy efficient and have a low carbon footprint. One of the ways they (try to) achieve this goal is by not having any light switches. Instead, every light is connected to a motion sensor with an "off" button. If you turn the motion sensor off, the light won't turn on. If you turn the motion sensor on, the light will only turn on when the sensor thinks someone is in the room.

Even the bathrooms have motion sensors on the lights. The sensors in the bathroom must be on pretty long timers, though, because they've never gone off while I've been sitting in a stall, hidden from the sensor. In contrast, the lights in my office go off a few times a day, if I don't move around at my desk enough.

I can tell when it's quitting time, because lights in the bathroom actually have a chance to turn off. Usually this happens around 5. Today must be a Friday, because they were off by 3:30.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to stand up and wave my arms around - the lights in my office just went off.
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