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Light Up your Yard this New Year

December 27, 2011 Leave a comment

The Coleman Cable 91249 Moonrays Postcap Light lets you quickly add much-needed illumination to your fencing, gardens and pathways. Installation is a breeze and takes a few moments to permanently attach (screws included). Most every post around your yard can be capped by this light to illuminate your landscaping. The unit is 4.3″ tall and includes a rechargeable battery to power the LED which never needs to be replaced. Constructed out of durable plastic this product is weatherproof and ready to be installed outside in any climate. The Postcap Light is available in two finishes Black and Brushed Copper. Normally $9.99 we have lowered our price to $6.61 at Smarthome.com to help bring you a bright new year.

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No More Dropped or Lost Items Between your Seats when Driving

December 25, 2011 Leave a comment

The AirFlow Technology 1000-0108 Seat Barricade is the best solution on the market for preventing items from falling between your seat and center console while driving. No longer will you struggle with reaching down for lost money, cell phones, wallets or pens. When these items fall it is dangerous to retrieve them.  Never worry or reach again with the Seat Barricade. Available in Tan and Black; the Seat Barricade fits most cars, vans, trucks, and SUV’s. Installation is a breeze just place the strap over the seatbelt receptacle and you are ready to roll. Included in the box are 2 Barricades so the driver and passenger receive equal protection. The cushion is poly-filled and constructed out of vinyl to ensure a no-hassle cleaning.

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The Greatest Thing to Happen to the Remote Control Since Infared

December 25, 2011 Leave a comment

The NextGen Genius Remote Extender adds RF to your existing remote simply by installing a battery transmitter. Simply install the Remote Extender in place of one of the AA or AAA batteries inside your remote control, then point the receiver or attach the bright eye emitter to the components you wish to control. Control your components from anywhere in the house. Even works through closet doors and closed entertainment system cabinets! Go from room-to-room and control your components up to 100+ feet away, no direct line of sight is needed. Unlike other remote control extenders, you don’t have to attach anything to the front of your remote or be limited to using your remote in one room. The receiver has a built in charger and comes with (2) 2/3 AA specially sized rechargeable batteriess. And by simply installing extra battery transmitters you can convert as many remotes as you like. Works with virtually every remote control!

The NextGen Genius Remote Extender comes in 5 frequencies and colors: Green, Orange, Gray, Yellow and Purple.

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Instant Home Automation According to Air Temperature

December 24, 2011 Leave a comment

The Thermo Cube is designed to turn your appliances on and off according to the current air temperature. It is able to achieve this instantly without the addition of a costly control unit. Save money and time by only running equipment when necessary. Perfect for automating weather-related electronic devices such as space heaters and fans. Thermo Cube’s weatherproof design makes it capable of indoor and outdoor applications. Each unit has two receptacles for use with more than one device and can operate loads up to 1800 Watts, 15 Amps and 120VAC.

Smarthome carries 5 models of the Thermo Cube: 

Thermo Cube TC-1 (On at 0 °F, Off at 10 °F)

Thermo Cube TC-2 (On at 20 °F, Off at 30 °F)

Thermo Cube TC-3 (On at 35 °F, Off at 45 °F)

Thermo Cube TC-21 (On at 78 °F, Off at 70 °F)

Thermo Cube TC-22 (On at 120 °F, Off at 100 °F)

 Each model is designed to turn your appliances and other electronic devices on and off at pre-set air temperatures. Decide which model is perfect for you and head on over to Smarthome.com.

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DIY: Easy Way to Get Hot Water Quicker in Your Home

December 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Chilipepper Sales Inc CP6000 Hot Water Demand Pump
The Chilipepper is a little yet powerful hot water pump which mounts under your sink. Once installed hot water is pumped rapidly from your hot water heater to either your sink or shower with just the push of a button. It will work with any and all water heaters from traditional to tankless to even solar heaters. The small but powerful device operates at 1/3 of a horsepower which makes it the most powerful pump for any residential hot water system. The increased power means less wait time for you while you wait for your hot water regardless of how long your pipes are. Installation of the Chilipepper is done without the need of additional plumbing because all connections are done with hoses.

Less than $2.00 a year is all that it will cost you in electricity to operate the Chilipepper making this a green product. When you push the Chilipepper button the pump will extract hot water from the hot water line and will push the cold water back to the cold water line leaving no wasted water.

Installation: 

  • Install a 110 volt outlet under the sink if there isn’t one there
  • Turn of the supply valves under the sink
  • Place the Chilipepper on the floor of the cabinet (it has rubber feet)
  • Using two new hoses and the two original hoses, connect ” T ” fittings between your sink fixtures and the water lines to your supply valves. Use two more new hoses to the T’s to the fittings on the Chilipepper as shown in the figure below.
  • Mount the push button and attach the control cable to the button
  • Turn on the supply valves, momentarily run the faucets to remove any air
  • Plug the Chilipepper power cord into the 110 volt outlet. Done!

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Secure Your Home’s Exterior Access Points with Honeywell 58160D Outdoor Wireless Magnetic Contacts

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Many of us neglect to include their gates and fencing in our home’s security monitoring system. Luckily the people at Honeywell have created a low cost DIY solution for monitoring your gate, shed, detached garage, or other exterior access point. The Honeywell58160D Outdoor Wireless Magnetic Contact normally priced at $109.95 is on sale right now for only $67.46 at Smarthome.com

When securing a home it can be costly to install wired solutions. Luckily this weather proof device can be quickly attached to any exterior access point without the increased installation cost of wiring. Secure your homes exterior and gain peace of mind that no intruders or harsh winds will be opening your exterior access points.

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INSTEON Project: Receive a text message when a water leak is detected

December 7, 2011 Leave a comment


The TriggerLinc is a wireless battery-operated INSTEON transmitter that while used mainly as a door/window alert, it also can send On and Off commands to linked devices using a pair of contacts that can be connected to any Normally Open or Normally Closed sensor. This allows you to turn any type of sensor into an INSTEON-compatible sensor. Here we will show you how to turn it into a water leak detector for use under sinks, next to toilets and the like. We will be attaching the TriggerLinc to a basic water sensor and linking it to a computer controller that can send text or email alerts such as HouseLinc, ISY, Indigo.

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