I had an idea to help figure out how to trigger a single vanity in a dual vanity bathroom setup. The use case is, especially in the morning and at night, to trigger the hue lightbulbs in each vanity light fixture without having to use voice commands or switches. I started thinking about infrared or something like a garage door safety sensor that trips when the infrared is broken, but it still didn't account for which side. I also tried to look for something like a close proximity motion sensor that would only detect you within, say, a foot or two and only forward, not any peripheral range motion. Which eventually led to me thinking about placing motion sensors underneath the vanity cabinets, tucked up in the toe kick area pointing to the floor. This way when you stand at the counter, your feet would activate the sensor and since it's such a small area, it shouldn't have too many false positives. Here are some photos to help paint a picture:
So now it's deciding what are some solid Zigbee motion sensors that don't need a large range, in fact the smaller the better, and no additional features. I use Hue motion sensors throughout my house for the motion, temp and lux features and they are great, but feel like they would be a waste on this specific project. Small form factor, motion only, long battery life and the shorter the sensing range the better. Any sensors come to mind? Also open to what others have done for something like this, could be helpful at the kitchen sink to so it could trigger the recessed light over the sink, etc. Thanks!