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Add Lutron RadioRA Functionality to Your M1 System

February 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Elk M1XSLU M1 to Lutron RadioRA2 Serial Interface

 

 

 

 

Now you can use your M1 system to communicate with your Lutron RadioRA lighting controls. This interface gives you the full functionality of RadioRA, such as controlling lights, shades, and thermostats. With the features built into M1, you can now control RadioRA from across the room or around the world. This module is a type 5 serial expander; the M1 architecture is limited to a total of seven of this type of device. Read More

Flexible, Powerful, and Affordable Z-Wave Controller for Your Home and Business

January 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Mi Casa Verde VERA3-US INSTEON - Compatible Z-Wave Controller with Wi-Fi

 

Mi Casa Verde is offering home control that is affordable for everyone, with their new Vera 3, Z-Wave controller. Featuring a faster processor, more memory for downloading apps and upgraded Wi-Fi, Vera 3 is more powerful than ever. Advanced users with multiple device types and plug-ins will find Vera 3 is up to almost any challenge. Compatible with INSTEON, Z-Wave, and X10 devices, the Vera3 allows user’s to easily integrate new lighting or appliance controls into their home, while also providing them a choice between different protocols to be used. Vera3 is compatible with all other types of Z-Wave devices. This gives the user a larger selection of devices to choose from. Take advantage of everything the Z-Wave world has to offer and choose the devices that best match your home decor.

Vera 3 is a great solution for new construction and those who already have home automation devices installed in their home or business. Vera’s unparalleled interoperability lets you include your existing devices and add on new device types, such as Z-Wave, INSTEON, and IP cameras. Receive an alert and view live video footage on your web enabled mobile device anytime a motion sensor is tripped in your home or business. Imagine knowing exactly when your children get home from school, when an elderly grandparent gets out of bed, or if motion has been detected while you are away on vacation. Vera 3 can automatically turn on lighting so you never have to approach your home in the dark. change a thermostats temperature in your home while on your way there from work. Monitor energy usage to find bad habits you can change to save money and track your spending. Automatically receive notifications when motion is detected, a certain device has been activated, a flood or leak has been detected, and much more.

Using Z-Wave or INSTEON sensors, metering devices, IP cameras, and lighting or appliance control modules, you will give yourself the power to know exactly what you are spending on energy and exactly what is going on in your home, even when you are not there. Vera 3 can be remotely accessed from any web enabled mobile Device (iPhone, iPad, Notebook computer, etc.), free of charge. Locally or remotely program and control your Z-Wave or INSTEON devices through the use of Events, Scenes, and Timers. These different forms of control offer excellent flexibility to the homeowner. With the Vera 3 you will improve your quality of life and save money using automated lighting and appliance control. You have unlimited options for scenes, rooms, timers, events and notifications. You can provide better security and a safer environment for your family. Most important, you can save a great deal of money by scheduling your devices to only activate when needed, and do all of this while improving your home decor. Read more

Handheld Remote for Wireless Control of Up to 2 Sets of Lights

January 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Heath/Zenith WC-6005-00 Remote Control Lighting Transmitter - Black

 

 

  • Controls On/Off and dim functions
  • 5 levels of brightness
  • Wireless range of up to 100 feet
  • Visor clip included for use in your car

 

 

This remote control allows for convenient control of light from across the room. Wirelessly dim turn lights on and off, as well as dim them to five different brightness levels. Control two lights or two sets of lights; with the selectable coding you can choose to control lights as a group or independently. A timer function even turns lights off automatically after the selected amount of time. Each remote is equipped with a visor clip so you can control the lights as you pull into your driveway. Compatible with all Wireless Command receivers for a more robust home lighting control system. The remote is powered by a A23 battery, included.

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A Timer Switch with an LCD Screen: See What Customers Have to Say

January 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Leviton VPT24-1PZ Vizia 24 Hour LCD Timer Switch

Save money on electricity and help save the environment by using a timer switch in your home! The Vizia 24 hour Timer features an astronomic clock, backlit LCD display, timer settings at a glance and a green LED locator. Its high gloss finish will complement any type of décor in your home.

The Vizia+ 24 hour Timer 120VAC, 60HZ, 1800W Incandescent, 15A Resistive/Inductive, 1HP, for single pole, 3-way or more locations, with astronomic clock, backlit LCD display, timer settings at a glance, green LED locator, neutral required. White assembled on device, ivory and light almond included.

What do Customers Say?

5 Stars kevin — ny ny    Date: 10/14/2011 Review: I installed 6 switches they are great and easy to program set it and forget it. Customers never call back!

5 Stars JONATHAN — SOUTHGATE, MI    Date: 8/7/2011 Review: Easy to install and program and works perfectly. I love that I never have to set the time…even after a power outage!

5 Stars JOHN — WONDER LAKE, IL    Date: 10/26/2010 Review: I am completely satisfied with this timer switch. It includes far more features (sunup-sundown & random) than I was aware of when I purchased it. This is a home run and solved my problem. JRW 10/2010

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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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Smart Tips for Outdoor Holiday Lighting

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

1.Clear your gutters of debris
Gutter Cleaner Wand

Nothing is worse than a fire caused by holiday lights. Keep your home safe by properly preparing your home before you decorate with lighting. Also be sure to decorate during the day when the weather is clear. This heavy-duty hose attachment has a telescoping wand that extends from 41.5 inches to 68.5 inches to get to those hard-to-reach spots along your roof.

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2. Use solar-powered lights to avoid increased energy costs
Flipo SOL-50LED-MULT 50 LED Solar Powered String Lights - Multi-Color

Enjoy the look of string lights without the mess of electric cables or stress of increased energy costs.  LEDs typically stay illuminated between 8 and 12 hours, depending on lighting conditions. A built-in photo cell measures the amount of available sunlight. If it senses there is not much sunlight left, the string lights will automatically turn on. When ample light is detected, the string lights will automatically turn off.

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3.Not using solar-powered lights? Use a timer to manage your lighting usage
SkylinkHome PA-318 Remote Controllable Indoor/Outdoor Plug-In On/Off Control Module, 1,500 Watts

SkylinkHome’s Indoor/Outdoor PA-318 was designed to operate a 1,500 watt load at 120 volts of alternating current (120VAC) for either lights or small apliances. This plug-in dimmer can be paired to a max of 8 transmitter controllers. To use this device simply plug the PA-318 into an Indoor/Outdoor AC outlet, then plug in the device you wish to control.

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4.Use a long, sturdy ladder
Little Giant 15700-001 Type 1A MicroBurst Fiberglass Ladder - Model 4

The all-new Little Giant MicroBurst is designed to be versatile and durable, yet folds down to a super-slim 3-1/2 inch storage and carrying profile.  Stability is key with any ladder. That’s why Little Giant developed the patent-pending StableLock Spreader System. The high-strength steel alloy spreader bars lock into place creating a solid A-frame structure with no room for shifting or walking. For added stability, the MicroBurst features an extra-wide flare on both sides of the ladder. The added flare significantly increases lateral stability when working near the sides of the ladder.

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5.Keep you extension cords neatly wrapped up
Stanley Electrical 33958 All-Weather 4-Outlet Cord Reel, 20 Feet

Stanley Electrical’s All-Weather 4-Outlet Cord Reel is a great power extension for all outdoor applications. Each receptacle is grounded. The 20 foot black power cord extends out of the yellow durable casing and winds back up for neat storage. It features a carrying handle on the top of the case for easy mobility and an On / Off switch directly on the side of the case that can quickly power down all four outlets. When finished with use its compact size allows you to store the four outlet cord reel almost anywhere.

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360° Indoor/Outdoor Motion Sensor for any Electrical Layout

November 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Steinel America 60251 IS360 360-Degree ULTRAEYE Motion Sensor, Black

  • Protection against false triggers
  • Completely waterproof and rustproof
  • Dual surge protection
  • Digital high speed circuitry
  • Adjustable detection zones
  • Manual override resets automatically

The ULTRAEYE Motion Sensor provides the user with 360 degrees of coverage. It offers a 40 foot range and can mount to either walls or ceilings. The IS360 can cover a 985 square foot area with full circular coverage. Housed inside the “golf ball” style lens are multiple motion sensors with 120 active zones. This results in an extended 240 – 360 degree, highly accurate detection area, including directly below the sensor. An adjustable Off-Timer can be used for 10 seconds to 15 minutes after motion is detected. The built-in photo-cell allows the user to determine when the motion detector will trigger the wired lights or appliance based on the level of daylight detected by the photo-cell. Choose between 2 – 2,000 lux which is equivalent to setting between full daylight and complete darkness. This device can be used indoors or outdoors. There is no minimum load requirement which will allow this motion sensor to be used with new or existing lights, alarms, bells, CCTV systems, and other electrical appliances. These sensors can handle a maximum load of 600 watts, and can be wired to work with any electrical layout.

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