Insert Hotel Key Card to Turn on the Lights?

A new energy saving technology has taken hold in the hotels of Europe! In most hotel rooms, you need to insert your key card into a wall slot to turn on the lights. Even in luxury hotels! These switches are required for hotels seeking the EU Ecolabel designation. I noticed the trend a few years ago but now the practice is commonplace in Europe and going strong in Canada. Is the USA next?

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