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Now Accepting Pre-Orders for INSTEON’s On/Off Module!

October 22, 2013 Leave a comment

INSTEON On/Off Module

  • Now accepting pre-orders – expected to be in stock November 22nd, 2013
  • Control a non-dimming flourescent light or appliance, turning it on and off remotely
  • Easy-to-install with enhanced INSTEON Dual-Band technology for the best reliability and performance
  • Use with the INSTEON Hub to schedule lights and appliances and easily create multi-device scenes
  • On/Off Module acts as a Range Extender for other INSTEON devices
  • Integrated relay lets you remotely control up to 15A appliances or 1800W of lighting

We are now accepting pre-orders for INSTEON’s On/Off Module! This module allows you to schedule and control your non-dimming lights and appliances remotely from your mobile device. If you want to remotely control and schedule devices like non-dimming lamps (including most compact fluorescent and LED), desk fans, space heaters and even lava lamps, On/Off Module is for you. Nothing makes home control more approachable than plug-in modules and the INSTEON On/Off Module is no exception. Installation is as straightforward as connecting your light or small appliance to the outlet on the bottom of the On/Off Module and connecting the On/Off Module to a power outlet. No wires or tools needed! With the INSTEON On/Off Module, plugging it in is as hard as it gets. You can remotely control On/Off Module however you’d like; something as simple as a mini remote on your nightstand, scheduled using the INSTEON Hub or from anywhere in the world with your Smartphone. The INSTEON On/Off Module is expected in stock on 11/22 but you can pre-order yours today! Read More

Stylish Outdoor Lantern-Style Light Turns On and Off Automatically Based on Motion

October 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Heath Zenith SL-4135-BK Shaker Cove Mission Style Motion Sensing Security Light, Black
The Heath Zenith Shaker Cove Mission Style Motion Sensing Security Light is the perfect outdoor accent light for your home. Studies show that light is the #1 deterrent to crime. Motion lighting is intelligent and gives the appearance of a startled homeowner turning on the lights to investigate what’s going on outside. Convenience is another great benefit of Heath/Zenith’s motion activated lighting. Whether it’s welcoming guests to your home, a late night BBQ on the patio, or just being able to see the steps and avoid a fall, motion activated lighting is very useful. Motion activated decorative lighting provides up to 80% energy savings over standard decorative lighting. The convenience of having light when you need it not when you don’t makes it easy to save on energy cost – and this product is Energy Star approved, so you know you’re getting the most efficient decorative lighting available

The light is activated (full power security lighting) when motion is detected, so there’s no need to waste electricity by leaving the lights on all night. Features like DualBrite technology ensure that only a minimal amount of necessary light (accent lighting at half wattage) is being used when motion is not being sensed, and a patented photo-control system ensures nighttime only operation. For times when constant light is needed, there is a manual override mode allowing them to function as switch-controlled lights for constant on, dusk-to-dawn lighting.
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Turn Any Outlet Into a Motion Activated Appliance Control

September 30, 2012 Leave a comment

AmerTac MLC12BC-4 Indoor Plug-In Corded Motion Activated Light Control
Plug in an electrical device into the AmerTac Indoor Plug-In Motion-Activated Light Control to have it turn on when movement is detected. Great for turning on lights in the dark, this light control offers a 6 foot cord to provide extra reach from the wall outlet. With a 25 foot range, this light control can sense motion easily across large rooms and long hallways. Never walk into dark room again, let your motion turn on the light for you.

  • Turns light/radio/appliance on when motion is detected
  • Cord allows for motion lens to be placed anywhere that allows for proper viewing
  • Detects motion up to 25 feet away with 100° detection zone

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Prevent Kitchen Fires by Automatically Powering-Off Stove if Left Unattended

July 20, 2012 Leave a comment

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimated that in 2010 there were 156,400 cooking related home fires and the leading contributor to these was unattended stovetops. This is something that can happen to anyone because you never know when a distraction will arise that pulls you away from the kitchen for longer than expected. It could be a phone call you weren’t expecting but need to take, someone at the door, a child requiring your undivided attention and the list goes on and on. Here to help protect you when these distractions occur is the CookStop 3 Prong Plug In Kit which acts as a fire prevention aid for an electric stove. Once installed, the control unit’s motion sensor will monitor the movement in the kitchen whenever the stove is turned on. As movement is detected it will reset the 5 minute count down timer and continue this process as long as someone is in the kitchen. If, however, the person cooking ends up being pulled out of the kitchen for longer than 5 minutes then the CookStop device will automatically shut-off power to the stove to prevent overheating and potential fire. The CookStop 3 Prong Kit is not only great for residential home use but also dorms, apartments, senior living homes and office buildings where distraction is easy.


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Mans Only Choie For All BBQ Tools and Accessories

June 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Battery-Powered Barbecue Light Uses 4 Bright Long-Life LEDs

Maverick Industries LED Grill Light

When the sun goes down and the stars come out, the darkness of the night approaches. Summer is a great time to throw late night family barbecues and get togethers with friends, but stop playing those guessing games to see whether or not your meat is fully cooked to your preference. No patio lights out in the back yard—not a problem. You no longer have to run inside to grab that ridiculously huge flash light for pop while he’s on the grill.

The Maverick Industries Cordless LED Grill Light is a great companion when grilling in low-light conditions. Just clip the light onto any shelf up to 1-inch thick and bend the gooseneck to your desired angle. See your food easily at night with this handy portable grill light as it features 4 brilliant LED bulbs that last 50,000 hours. The Maverick LEW Grill Light is powered by 3 AA batteries (included) for up to 4 to 6 hours of continuous use to provide convenient lighting anywhere—it’s energy efficient design doubles the battery power of other lights. The stainless steel housing and mounting clip are useable rain or shine, and the light measures 24 inches in length by 3 inches wide and 4-1/2 inches deep.

You’ll never need to replace these bulbs. Four LEDs can provide bright, white illumination for 50,000 hours. The flexible 18-inch neck bends to any angle. The LED Grill Light is outdoor- and salt-spray-tested for rugged durability.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
• Powerful bright white illumination with four 50,000-hour LEDs that never need replacing
• Cordless design mounts anywhere with heavy-duty 1-inch spring clamp
• Flexible 18-inch neck bends to any angle

What’s Included
• Light
• 3 AA batteries
• Instructions

Get Your Grill On

Make Sure Your Meats Stay Chilled and Your Food Stays Fresh
CHECK OUT THIS Vacu Vin 3548350 Barbecue Cooler and Cool Plate!!!

Vacu Vin 3548350 Barbecue Cooler and Cool Plate

Keep your meats for the barbecue cool until you’re ready to cook or serve appetizers outdoors with the Vacu Vin barbecue cooler plate. Consisting of a base, transparent cover, freezable cooling pack and a stainless steel plate, the Barbecue Cooler/Cool Plate keeps meat, fish or poultry chilled. Just keep the cooling element in the freezer and place under the stainless steel plate before use. It’s the perfect solution to serving appetizers outdoors on hot summer days and keeps bugs out.

Product Features:
• Removable cooling element keeps everything cold
• Keeps food fresh when closed
• Works great for both indoor and outdoor use
• Keeps food protected from insects
• Great for all types of foods and dishes
• Hand wash

What’s Included
• 1x – Barbecue Cooler and Cool Plate
• 1x – Cooling Element

Cool Carne

Quickly and Easily Dispose of Food Waste While Cooking With the Vacu Vin 4685050 Cutting Board and Tray!

Vacu Vin 4685050 Cutting Board and Tray

Vacu Vin’s 4685050 Cutting Board and Tray is designed to make cooking quicker and easier. One side of this cutting board is used as normal and to quickly dispose and separate food waste from food you will be using simply pull out the tray underneath and slide waste off into it. The other cutting board is designed specifically for cutting meats as it comes with a juice drain so that all leaked meat juice will flow off the cutting board and out of your way. When you’ve finished cooking the tray slides easily out so that waste can be quickly disposed of all at once and easily cleaned. The Cutting Board and Tray has 4 non-slip rubber feet to make sure that the board stays in place while being used.

OVERVIEW:
-Built-in tray
-4 non-slip rubber feet
-Chopping board is double sided
-One side of chopping board contains juice drain
-Easily separates food from Waste


What’s Included

-1x – Dual sided cutting board
                                                                                       -1x – Waste tray

BBQ GADGETS GALORE

FREE HEAT-The Sun Does it All

June 19, 2012 Leave a comment

4x20ft Above Ground Solar Pool Heater

On a sunny day, use of solar panels can raise the water temperature by 10° F to 15°F sometimes more—without burning fossil fuels or contributing to air pollution, increasing your opportunities to use the pool earlier and later in the year than when it is unheated, especially when a solar cover is used.

Solar heating panels for above-ground pools are lightweight and easy to install and cost nothing to operate – the sun does it all. No ladder or climbing up to the roof required. The panels can be installed close to the ground with simple hand tools, and taken apart for storage the same way. Complete instructions along with parts you need to install and operate the solar heater are provided with the kit. Panel sections are usually 20 feet long and 2 feet wide and made of UV resistant materials for long-lasting service.

With this system; used by thousands of Americans—you’ll save money on fuel and electricity bills, extend your swimming season by weeks, and get more enjoyment from your pool than ever before! Solar heating panels captures free renewable energy from the sun to heat your pool, reduce your water heating bill and reduce the amount of electricity you use. The sun’s heat is transferred to the water as it flows through tubing on the solar panels via your existing pool pump; where it is heated by the sun and returned to your pool. Free heat for your Above-Ground Pool! Bring your pool to life with a 4x20ft. Above Ground Solar Pool Heater and get the most out of your pool. Swim in warmer water all season for only a small investment. FREE solar heat will keep you comfortable all season long. With this solar heating system, you’ll swim earlier and swim longer – with FREE heating energy from the sun, and without complicated, high-maintenance pool equipment.

• Raise your water temperature 10° to 15° without costly fuel bills
• System heats water and transfers it to your pool
• Do-it-yourself instructions and connecting hardware included
• Environmentally friendly – no burning of fossil fuels

 
What’s Included

• 2 X 20 Ft Polypropylene Solar Collectors
• 2 Elbows/Hose-Connector Adapters
• 2 End Caps
• Connector Hose for Second Collector
• 2 Stainless Steel Clamps
• 1 Roll Teflon Tape
• Instructions

Add an Underwater Pool Light to Your
Hard-Walled Above-Ground Pool-Nitelighter Underwater Light for Above Ground PoolsNitelighter Underwater Light for Above Ground Pools

 

Turn your ordinary above-ground swimming pool into an extraordinary nighttime oasis with the Nitelighter. This pool light for hard-walled above-ground pools resides under water, illuminating your entire pool with a single UV-coated 50-watt long-life halogen bulb, so you’ll be able to swim after dark or entertain by the pool all evening long.

What’s Included
• Mountable pool light
• 28-foot cord and power adapter
• Mounting materials and instructions
• Instructions

 

More InfoInstallation is easy and requires no drilling or draining, since the Nitelighter for Above Ground Pools has a mounting bracket that mounts securely over the wall under the top rail, with a second bracket around the return. The Nitelighter is equipped with an outdoor-rated 12-volt transformer with a 28-foot cord to reach the nearest 110-volt outlet. The Nitelighter’s patented reflector design is engineered for maximum illumination, and the unit also features a chemical-resistant lens. The Nitelighter will not interfere with your pool’s water inlet.

Add Personality to Your Pool Area with a 2-Tiered Fountain
Dunn-Rite Pool F100 Wonderfall Pool Fountain
Dunn-Rite Pool F100 Wonderfall Pool Fountain

Versatile with hassle-free installation, this pool fountain is a quick and simple way to add elegance to your backyard or pool area. Its installation requires no tools with a 1 ½” threading with lock-ring to fit the most standard inlets. Two adapters are also included to use with some non-standard-sized inlet threads.

This two-tiered fountain can be installed in minutes and is easily adjustable. Choose from two 20-jet spray patterns. Spray height can be adjusted from 15 feet high to a soothing trickle. A rotating ball valve lets you adjust the spray direction – water can flow up, out, or even underwater. The fountain’s nozzle is shaped like a flower for added elegance. Adding this fountain to your pool not only adds ambience, but the aeration process can also keep the water a few degrees cooler.

• Wall-mounted fountain
• Can be used for both in or above-ground pools
• Spray height is adjustable from a trickle to 15 feet high
• Rotating ball valve allows you to spray water up, out or even underwater
• Includes adapters to fit most inlets

What’s Included
1x – Fountain base

1x – Fountain stem

1x – Slip eyeball adapter

1x – Large eyeball adapter

4x – Plastic restrictor plugs

1x – Instruction sheet

FUN IN THE SUN

Appliance Energy Monitoring System that Runs on ZigBee Wireless Mesh Network

May 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Plugwise Home Start Zigbee Wireless Energy Monitoring Kit, 2-Zone

ThePlugwise Home Start Zigbee Wireless Energy Monitoring Kit, 2-Zone is a ZigBee communicating system that is designed to help users see the energy consumption of connected appliances and then cut down on wasted energy. The kit comes with 2 smart plugs, also referred to as “Circle’s”, which connect to a wall outlet and then simply connect the appliance for tracking by plugging it into the Circle. Data will then transmit over a ZigBee wireless network to a connected computer and provide usage information while also allowing for the creating of “switching schemes”. The switching schemes are periods of time in which a connected appliance is to be turned off as a result of noticing large amounts of energy usage during specific periods when the appliance is not actually being used. Once recognized, an event can be created that will automatically turn off power to the appliance for the decided upon amount of time and then turn it back on afterwards. It is important to note that a switching scheme can only control an appliance that is connected to a circle.

Creating switching schemes is a function that must be done via a computer that has the Plugwise installed software. The software is a free download using the license code that is included with the purchase of the Energy Monitoring Kit. System requirements for installing the source software are a computer with Windows XP/Vista/7, 30 MB of free disk space, 1 GB memory, 1 GHz processor, 64 MB graphics card and a valid internet connection. Upon downloading the software connect the USB flash drive (included) to your computer USB port to complete installation and launch the Plugwise network.
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