Apparently he has only driven it on photo op's....
And, I too doubt he and Maria would tollorate any unflattering light in their homes. And I'll bet the very same lobbyists that pushed this through are over for dinner on occassion. (Lossing envelopes of un-marked bills)
Back on topic: I would be interested to know the new "get arounds" that are being devised out there...
Dimmers everywhere, is not much of a hard sell, most want them anyway.
Laundry, and garages in flouresant is not much of a hard sell either.
Baths are easy with the VS/OS switch\"
, but could see it being a problem with IR not seeing someone in the shower or bath. (Or other activities) I think ultrasonic would be better. And I already know that customers hate the look of them in switch ganging.
Another expensive method could be a Grafik Eye with a GRX-AV module wired in vacancy sensor mode with a dual technology motion sensor on the cieling.
There are some other motion sensors that can be wire for vacancy/manual on mode, but require a momentary switch in low voltage. Problem is that the switches are not currently made in all of the designer colors/finishes I am often required to get... Figure Lutron would get on that?
All of which could be modified without drasticaly modifying the wiring if it became an issue if the customer later had no will
to comlpy with T-24.
Kitchens are a different ball game... The popularity of reccessed incandesant/halogen cans in kitchen seems to be a hard habit to break for people. And as I mentioned before, really hard to equal in wattage. Without having to come back on the sly to drasticaly re-wire the kitchen lighting after the inspection for the lighting the customer actually wanted, you would be forced into using flouresant cans. The only good ones that have any light color that is anywhere near non-disgusting are $200+ each. Cooper/Iris makes a convertable can that could be swapped out, but that would be really pricey too. Or you could just comply with the letter of the law by adding a ridiculous amount of HO flouresent soffit lighting, if you have a soffit to stuff it all in.
Anyone else got any good ideas for bypassing the kitchen design items?