Technology is a wonderful thing, especially when it solves what seems to be a never ending problem, like getting your kids to save electricity and turn the lights off when they leave a room. A simple solution is to replace the light switch with a motion-activated switch available at almost any home center.
These switches have a motion sensor embedded in the switch that activates the light whenever anyone enters the room. But the best part is that if no motion is detected after a set number of minutes, the light shuts itself off.
These switches are very easy to install yourself, just be sure to follow the instructions. And while they can be a little pricey, as compared to a regular light switch – they start around $20-$30 – it won’t take long before you’ll start seeing a return on that investment.