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Decorative Faux Rock Doubles as a Solar LED Path Light

October 27, 2012 1 comment

Product Title (In box)The Solar Rock Light from Smart Solar features a photocell sensor to automatically activate its warm white LED at nightfall. The Rock Light has an integrated solar panel at its top to collect sunlight during the day and charge the included Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. By making the Rock Light solar powered Smart Solar took the hassle out of setting it up and gave it versatility. There are no wires to worry about and you don’t have to set it up based upon where an available AC outlet is. Simply determine what area of your yard you would like to add light to at night and set the rock there; it’s that easy. Even better is that the faux rock exterior will help it blend seamlessly into the landscape of the yard making it unnoticeable and a welcome addition to the yards décor. Multiple Rock Lights along a pathway will help guide you and your guests or place it near a favorite daytime decoration to make it visible even at night. The Solar Rock Light is easy to move and it is important to remember that it requires sunlight to charge its Ni-MH batteries. If left in an area of the yard that does not get adequate daytime sunlight then the Solar Rock Light will provide little to no nighttime light. In an instance like this it is best to leave it in an area of the yard that gets the most amount of sun during the course of the day and move it at night as needed. Another charging option available is to remove the batteries and charge them via a traditional battery charger (sold separately) should you not wish to do so through the solar panel.

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Advanced Wall Mounted Multizone Light Controller Easily Handles Complicated Zones and Scenes

September 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Leviton D3206-2LW Multizone Controller and DimmerLeviton’s D3206-2LW is a Multizone Controller and Dimmer system designed for those looking for an advanced, high-end residential device that can dim up to six zones all from one panel. The D3206-2LW can operate in two different ways: As a self-contained dimmer that can dim lights wired directly to the unit or as a control unit attached to the Leviton Control Network communication bus. Using “wizard” menus and pushbuttons to help guide you through settings and adjustments, the D3206-2LW will cater to multiple customizations and features an intelligent infrared receiver which can be used with a remote control. This controller can work with a vast D3200 dimming system or be used as a simple dimmer attached to six zones.

It only takes a few minutes to customize the D3206-2LW, allow it to cater to your specific zone and scene naming schemes. When selecting a specific zone the integrated LCD will display the name of the scene, and the current date and time. This same LCD display will also show the zone’s corresponding light level, making adjustment easy and allowing for simple repetitive settings to be inputted. Enabling a zone local to the D3206-2LW causes the LED status lights to activate displaying the number assigned to the specific zone as well as the selected zone’s brightness level. An auxiliary status indicator (“A”) will also light up when a zone is controlling an auxiliary device wired to the LCnet, but not directly to the D3206-2LW. There are up to eight scene buttons, with the selected and enabled scene button remaining lit. Once scenes have been programmed, any zone of your choice can be adjusted individually and separate from the enabled scene. Available push buttons provide a group dim, group brighten, maximum brightness, and an off switch.
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Left the Curling Iron On? Turn it Off Remotely While You are Still Out!

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment

If it Plugs In, You Can Turn it On or Off from Anywhere with Wemo

Belkin F7C027fcAPL WeMo Home Automation Switch

  • Turn electronics on or off – from anywhere
  • Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet, at home and away
  • You’ve already got everything you need: WeMo works with your existing Wi-Fi router and any Apple iPod touch, iPhone, iPad – iOS 5 or higher

You no longer have to worry again about burning the house down with a left-on curling iron or space heater. You don’t have to worry about wasting electricity with that left-on closet light. Coffee still brewing at home while you are already in an office meeting? Simply bust out that iPhone or iPad and turn it off! All you need is your phone, WeMo and the WeMo App and you are ready to save money, conserve energy and maintain peace of mind. With WeMo, you can remotely turn on or off any appliance plugged in to a WeMo switch from anywhere your phone or tablet receives internet. Or, you can set timers and schedules while you are away. With mutlitple WeMo Switches and Motion Sensors, you can control as much of your home at your fingertips as you like!

ZigBee Network Control Center

August 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Hobbes Innovation Z202 ZigBee TCP/IP Gateway
The Hobbes Innovation Z202 is a ZigBee TCP/IP Gateway equipped with standard Ethernet interface. It is a ZigBee network control center that stores all ZigBee network node information. It can be accessed by LAN and Internet via TCP/IP to remotely control the local ZigBee command center, or any ZigBee nodes. It can automatically run the downloaded intellectual scheme at any desired time. The Z202 can also connect to industrial RS485 network to a ZigBee network via its RS485 interface.

Features

  • ZigBee device type: Combined Interface
  • Equipped with router device
  • Compatible with IEEE 802.15.4 / ZigBee
  • Support CSMA/CA hardware
  • TCP/IP
  • LED status indication
  • Support ARP, ICMP, BOOTP, DHCP, IPv4, IGMP, UDP
  • Remote access via Zig-Butler
  • Can be programmed as Coordinator

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If it Plugs In, You Can Turn it On or Off with a Motion Sensor

August 2, 2012 Leave a comment

The Belkin WeMo Home Automation Switch + Motion Sensor Kit, along with the WeMo App, work together to let you use motion to turn almost anything in your home on or off. By having the WeMo Switch, WeMo Motion, and the WeMo App installed, you can create rules that turn the WeMo Switch on or off when motion is detected. Have a light go on when you enter a room, have a fan go off when you leave. A heater, a lamp, your stereo, you name it – if you can plug it in, you can control it with the WeMo Motion. You can even have it guard the door at night.

Using the free WeMo App, you tell the WeMo Switch and the WeMo Motion what to do when motion is sensed. Just place the included WeMo Motion wherever you like, connect it to the included WeMo Switch controlling a light, and that light goes on whenever you pass by. With the WeMo Motion, appliances wake up and perform their tasks when you get near them, and go to sleep when you leave. Just like they should! Once connected, the WeMo Motion will sense movement within a 10-foot range; sensitivity for the motion sensor can be adjusted when you are creating or editing a motion rule. WeMo is a modular system, so you can add additional WeMo Switches easily and at any time. Control as much or as little of your home as you want – and you can control it all from anywhere using your smartphone! WeMo is your home at your fingertips.

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