US 7,122,976 Bl Oct. 17, 2006
LIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DEVICE
Inventors: Jonathan Null, San Jose, CA (US);
Melissa Lynn Smith, Burlingame, CA
(US); Thomas James Beyer,
Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Assignee: The Watt Stopper, Santa Clara, CA
Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
Appl. No.: 11/084,449
Filed: Mar. 18, 2005
Related U.S. Application Data
Continuation-in-part of application No. 10/255,659, filed on Sep. 25, 2002, now Pat. No. 6,888,323.
A lighting control system is disclosed. The lighting control system is electrically coupled to a load circuit for controlling indoor and/or outdoor lighting. The lighting control system includes a control module with a night light for providing low-level night light illumination and one or more sensors for operatively controlling the indoor and/or outdoor lighting and the night light in response to measured light levels and/or detected motion. The system is preferably configured to provide low-level night light from the night light when measured light levels and detected motion are below threshold values and to automatically turn on the indoor and/or outdoor lighting and simultaneously turn off the night light when measured light levels and detected motion are above the threshold values.
17 Claims, 8 Drawing Sheets