Posts Tagged ‘Lighting & Appliance Control’

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


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.
Read more

Light and Motion Detector Ideal for Lighting as well as Appliance Automatic Turn On/Off

May 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Plugwise Scan Zigbee Wireless Light and Motion Detector
Looking to expand your Plugwise network to do more than just monitor appliance energy consumption? With the Scan Zigbee Wireless Light and Motion Detector you can do just that. The sensor will aid in energy conservation by recognizing when someone is in a room and then automatically turning the lights on and then off once the room is empty. Another benefit to the Light and Motion Detector is that it can provide insight into home or building occupancy. Because it detects people the Scan will provide data showing how often people are in a given room and send this information to the Plugwise network. This will then offer the owner an overview of which rooms are used more than others as well as how often. The Scan will communicate with the nearest Circle in Plugwise ZigBee network. While the Light and Motion Detector is great for use with room lighting it can also be used with other appliances that do not need to be on when no one is around such as a printer or computer. This product is powered by 1 AA battery which is included with purchase. It is important to note that this product requires an existing Plugwise network to be setup in order for use.
Read more

Save Energy and Cut Down Electricity Bills with a Simple Turn Dial Countdown Timer

May 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Woods 59727 Spring Wound Manual Wall Switch Timer, Ivory, 15-Minute

  • Automatically turns connected appliance off after a preset time
  • Set timer with a quick turn of the dial
  • Timer runs up to 15 minutes
  • Lowers energy costs and appliance/bulb use
  • Replaces standard wall switches

The Woods 5972715-Minute Spring Wound Timer is a in-wall timer has a simple dial mechanism, simply set the dial to the number of minutes you want the fan to run. Never worry that you left the bathroom exhaust fan on all day again. Timer will run up to 15 minutes and turn the fan off, helping to keep moisture levels down in the bathroom. Also ideal for lights, bathroom heat lamps and whole house fans. Installation is easy – just install in place of existing wall switch (standard toggle or decorator wall plate). The timer is compatible with compact fluorescent bulbs.
Read more

Track and Analyze Temperature and Humidity Variations in a Given Room

May 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Plugwise Sense Temperature and Air Humidity Sensor
Looking to expand your Plugwise network to do more than just monitor appliance energy consumption? Do so with the Sense Temperature and Air Humidity Sensor from Plugwise. This sensor will measure and track the temperature and humidity of the air in the given room it is in and transmit the data for analyzing over the Plugwise ZigBee wireless network. When installing the sensor it is important to do so within 10 meters (32 feet) of an installed Circle because the Sense will send its data to it for transmitting to the network. The sensor has a temperature measuring range of 0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F) and air humidity tracking range of 5 to 95% RH. The Temperature and Air Humidity Sensor is powered by 1 AA battery which is included with purchase. It is important to note that the Sense is an accessory to the Plugwise network and requires it to be already installed for proper use.

Read more


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 97 other followers

%d bloggers like this: