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Add Soft, Ambience Light to Outdoor Areas Without Increased Electricity Costs

Smart Solar 3011WRM1 Solar Scroll Light

The Smart Solar 3011WRM1 Solar Scroll Light will add an attractive light to your garden, patio or deck. The light is enclosed in a galvanized steel frame with antique brown finish and frosted glass with a beautiful scroll pattern. The light is powered by an integral solar panel, so you won’t have to deal with unsightly wiring or increased electricity costs to add ambience to your outdoor areas. A photo cell inside the unit automatically turns the light on at dusk and off at dawn. An on/off switch also allows you to control the light manually. Measures 4″ W x 4″ D x 8″ H and weighs 1.5 lbs.

  • Casts scroll pattern on any surface
  • On/off switch to control light
  • Automatically illuminates during darkness
  • Powered by an integral solar panel
  • Energy-saving white LED
  • Up to 8 hours of light each night when fully charged
  • Replaceable rechargeable Ni-MH battery
  • No wiring, simply install and enjoy
  • No operating costs
  • Price: $19.99
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    Also available in another design:
    Smart Solar 3010WRM1 Solar Dragonfly Light

    Smarthome Project: Have Your Bathroom Fan Turn Off Automatically

    With some loud bathroom fans, knowing that one is on can be easy but if you have the newer, more quiet bathroom fans, you’ll have a difficult time remembering to turn it off. For the solution in this project, we recommend the SwitchLinc Countdown Timer which has the look of a traditional decora-style paddle but will always turn itself off after a period of time.

    Parts list:

    1 – SwitchLinc Countdown Timer

    SETUP
    Replace your existing bathroom fan switch with the SwitchLinc Countdown Timer switch. When the SwitchLinc is turned on, it will countdown and turn off in 15 minutes. Want more time? Just double-tap the switch and it adds an hour. Each subsequent tap adds another hour up to a total of 24 hours.

    Tips:
    * If you’d like to have more than one countdown preset, we recommend the KeypadLinc Countdown Timer which features seven pre-set timers:
    o 2 minutes
    o 5 minutes
    o 10 minutes
    o 15 minutes
    o 30 minutes
    o 1 hour
    o 2 hour

    Notes:
    Before installing INSTEON wall switches and keypads be sure to check that you have neutral wires available behind your existing switches. These are commonly a group of white wires that are capped off in the back of the junction box.

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