Office of General Services

New York State Office of General Services

Approved EO4 Specifications

Motion Sensitive Wall Light Switches

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Covered Products

Wall-mounted motion sensitive wall light switches.


To reduce the amount of lighting used in a building when individual rooms are not occupied. These sensors are not meant to be used for daylight harvesting control systems, but to appropriately turn off lighting in an unoccupied room.


Many rooms in many types of building do not have 100% occupancy during designed building use times, and it is beneficial to turn off overhead lighting in unoccupied spaces to not only save money, but to reduce the burden on the electric grid. Lighting control sensors must also maintain comfort and usability of the room, provide light consistently when occupied, and be sensitive enough to maintain lighting levels even in sometimes passive (seated) office use patterns.


PIR: Passive Infrared

RFI: Radio Frequency Interference and EMI: Electromagnetic Interference –

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Affected entities shall provide sensors meeting the following specifications:

Affected entities are encouraged to:

Toxics in Packaging:

In accordance with Environmental Conservation Law section 37-0205, packaging shall not contain inks, dyes, pigments, adhesives, stabilizers, or any other additives to which any lead, cadmium, mercury or hexavalent chromium exceed the following concentration level: 100 parts per million by weight (0.01%).