Home Depot Motion Sensor Light Switch

If you have recently invested in a motion sensor light switch for your home, you are probably wondering when you are going to need it and how to change the battery in it. There are a couple of options that you have when you are looking to change the batteries in this type of switch. In this article we will look at these options and give you a few tips on what to do if you need to replace your home depot light switch.

Heath Zenith Motion Sensor Wall Switch

The first option that you have is to purchase a new home depot light switch. This might seem like the best possible solution but in fact there is one major problem with this option. When you have purchased a home depot, you have been given a specific date, usually one month to return all items and get a replacement. If your home depot does not supply you with a time frame, you should take this to your company or whoever has installed your home depot. They will be able to give you an exact time frame.

This may sound like a hassle but in most cases it can be avoided. If you can give yourself a couple of weeks, you can simply disconnect your existing switch and take it with you to your current home depot. This can be rather difficult to do as you will need to have access to a utilities company to do the job. You could hire someone to do the job for you but chances are they will charge you an arm and a leg for such a service. Instead, simply disconnect the old switch and bring it with you.

If you do not want to go through the difficulty of disconnecting the existing light switch, there is another option. You can find a home depot that sells older style light switches. Many times, these switches are soldered into their power source with screws. You may need to use a screwdriver to remove these screws if you have not done this type of work before. Be sure to check the power source and ensure the light switch is safe. There is no guarantee that a replacement switch will work.

Nicor 120
Nicor 120

Even if you do not have a home depot, you will find many places that will sell or install a new switch. Sometimes, they will refer you to someone who does have a home depot so they can finish the installation. In this situation, you will simply need to disconnect the old light switch, take it to the place where you will be getting the wires and install the new switch.

Lithonia Lighting Wall Switch Decorator Motion Sensor
Lithonia Lighting Wall Switch Decorator Motion Sensor

It is important to know that some light switches are designed to work with different types of wiring. In your home, the wiring will vary from room to room. The wiring in your home may also differ from house to house. For instance, your house may have multiple sets of interior light switches. In this case, you will have to coordinate the wiring to match the switch that is being replaced.

Leviton 180 degree 3
Leviton 180 degree 3

When getting the switch, you may be able to buy it at the home depot. However, you should ask about their shipping fees and any other charges. They may also charge for labor. These fees will be added to the total price of the switch. Therefore, you should always ask about all charges prior to purchasing the switch.

When replacing the light switch, make sure to read the instructions carefully. Some light switch designs require a certain amount of time to install them. Others may not need any extra time. If you are not sure how long you should wait, you can call the customer service of the Home Depot to get an answer for you. However, it is important to remember to get the advice of a professional if you are unsure about anything. That way, you will know if you should proceed with the replacement of the switch.

Eaton Motion
Eaton Motion

Nicor 120
Nicor 120

Lithonia Lighting 360° Mounted White Motion Sensor Fixture
Lithonia Lighting 360° Mounted White Motion Sensor Fixture

500
500

Heath Zenith Motion Activated Light Switch
Heath Zenith Motion Activated Light Switch

Eaton Savant Motion
Eaton Savant Motion

Lutron Maestro Motion Sensor switch, 5
Lutron Maestro Motion Sensor switch, 5

Leviton Dual
Leviton Dual

Lutron Maestro 2 Amp Single
Lutron Maestro 2 Amp Single

Defiant Wireless Indoor Motion Activated Light Control
Defiant Wireless Indoor Motion Activated Light Control

Light Sensors
Light Sensors