Posts Tagged ‘Solar and Energy Savers’

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

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Don’t Be an Energy Hog and Save Yourself Some Cash

December 8, 2011 Leave a comment

TrickleStar 180SS-US-12CT 12 Outlet Advanced PowerStrip with Coax and Phone Surge Protection



TrickleStar’s 180SS-US-12CT 12 Outlet Advanced PowerStrip with Coax and Phone Surge Protection is the ideal aide in reducing wasted standby energy also referred to as vampire energy. TV’s, computers and other household products still continue to draw energy even when they are not turned on which can lead to a whole lot of wasted energy. Current sensing circuitry in this surge protector recognizes when a product in the control outlet is either off or on and can then power off or on the switch outlets accordingly. A TV or computer is typically the product used for the control outlet while the subsequent switched outlets are for products that are used with the control product. When off the control outlet and switched outlets stop drawing power until the product in the control outlet is turned on. Thus if you have a TV plugged into the control outlet and a video game console plugged into one of the switched outlets then the video game console outlet will automatically power off when the TV is not turned on and vice versa. Of the 12 outlets, 1 is reserved as the control, 8 are switched outlets which work in unison with the control and the remaining 3 outlets are “always-on” outlets that are not affected by the control. This PowerStrip also offers coaxial and RJ11 (phone and fax) surge protection of 288,000 Amps or 4,320 Joules. This 12 Outlet Advanced PowerStrip is ideal for residential and workplace uses and comes equipped with a heavy duty 4 foot power cable that has an angled space saving plug.

TrickleStar’s Metal Oxide Varistor, MOV, surge protection technology is encased in a ceramic fireproof casing which is capable of preventing fire during abnormal surge conditions. The ceramic casing is capable of both suppressing more energy and dissipating heat faster than that of traditional MOV’s.

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Solar Powered LED Light Turns On Automatically When Motion is Detected

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Smarthome Solar LED Motion Light


How many times have you walked outside your home and wished you had an extra light in a specific area? Maybe outside the garage, over the garbage cans, or by a shed or storage unit? The Smarthome Solar LED Motion Light is a perfect, inexpensive solution to this problem – no need to hire an electrician, no wires to run, and installation is a snap!

The Smarthome Solar LED Motion Light focuses 28 bright white LEDs that are powered by the sun to deliver the perfect amount of light exactly where you need it. Since it is solar, there are no electrical bills to pay and since the unit is triggered by a motion sensor, the light can work up to 3 days on a single 8-hour charge.


What Makes This Product Different from Similar Solar Lights?

  • 28 Super Bright White LEDs

-the unit itself is small, but it packs a big punch! The 28 super bright LEDs shine a strong beam of light since they are white and the light casing is clear and unobstructed.

  • Cast Aluminum Construction

-most solar lights are made of plastic. Over time, plastic gets beaten up by adverse weather conditions. The Smarthome Solar LED Motion Light is made of cast aluminum so it’s stronger and lasts longer.

  • Back in Black

-after years of testing, we’ve determined that, depending on your climate and weather conditions, white plastic (of which most solar lights are made), can change in color over time. This yellowing effect doesn’t change the functionality of lights, but can make them an eye-sore. No one wants to have eye-sores on their home, so this product features a basic, black aluminum finish.

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Add a Touch of Elegance to Your Yard with a Graceful Crane Stake Light

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Moonrays 93304 Crane Solar Stake Light, 2 Pack




With the Moonrays 93304 Crane Solar Stake Light, 2 Pack users can add some accent lighting to their yard without the worry that it’ll be an eyesore during the daytime. There are 2 different Crane designs and one of each is included in this 2 pack. Each Crane contains a turquoise crackle globe in the area where its body would be so that at night it will not only illuminate the surrounding area but the Crane as well. This product is completely self-sustaining as its solar panel rests at the base of the Crane to collect sunlight during the day to charge its rechargeable AA NiCd battery. For optimum performance the user will need to ensure that each Stake Light is setup in an area that receives ample sunlight over the course of the day. The longer the solar panel is exposed to sunlight throughout the day, the longer it will stay illuminated at night. Each Stake Light has an auto on/off feature that allows the Crane to turn on at dusk and off at dawn. Because this light is solar powered there are no wires associated with it and it will not have any additional operating costs to its user.

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Stocking Stuffer Alert! Convenient (and Affordable) Gifts for Everyone

November 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Quirky WRP-1-PPL Wrapster for Headphone, Purple



No More Cord Chaos

Nobody likes detangling headphones. It takes time to pull them a part when you could be using to listen to your music. This is why Quirky came up with a solution to help you enjoy your music faster, without the stress of detangled earbids. This product has a slim, compact design that allows you to wrap your cords vertically, which means more convenience and less bulk. And what makes it even better is that this can serve as a stand to hold your 3G or 4G Apple iPhone in landscape mode, when it’s not in use! This is the ultimate cord management solution for anyone who wants to work out without wasting time detangling cords. So say good-bye to tangled earbud headphones, and hello to a stress free experience the next time you need to plug in to your MP3, iPod, iPhone or computer!

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slice 108 Letter Opener


Bye Bye Paper Cuts!

Kiss paper cuts goodbye when you use the slice™ Letter Opener. The high-tech, recessed ceramic blade lasts longer than steel and cuts only the envelope, not your hand. With the Letter Opener, you’ll tackle the day’s mail with ease. Use the built-in magnet for easy storage. We can’t promise an end to bills or junk mail, but we can promise no more wrestling envelopes. How wonderful is that? Simple. Sharp. Safe.

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Green Onions Supply RT-SPAK202 Anti-Glare Screen Protector for Amazon Kindle and Kindle 2


Greasy Fingers, Meet Your Match

The RT-SPAK202 Anti-Glare Screen Protector for the Amazon Kindle® and Kindle 2® . This is a hard-coated PET film Screen Protector, designed to provide scratch-protection for the Amazon Kindle 1 or 2. This Protector is attached with silicone glue, making installation very simple. The Anti-Glare filter retains the paper-like finish of the Kindle’s E-ink screen, while reducing glare and making oily fingerprints very easy to clean off.

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Sylvania LED Solar Flashlight

See Things Clearly

Don’t get left in the dark next time there is a power outage or when you need a flashlight. The Sylvania LED Solar Flashlight has a built-in rechargeable battery that is charged via the solar panel in direct or indirect sunlight, which means you’ll never have to buy batteries again. Two long-lasting LEDs provide plenty of illumination to light your way and give you the ability to complete tasks in the dark. A full charge will last about 30 days and allows for approximately two hours of use. The flashlight comes equipped with a metal clip that can be used to attach the light on your belt, clothes and other suitable locations. An easy press button makes turning the light on and off a breeze. This product is a fantastic alternative to ordinary flashlights and is a handy tool to have in your home, car, RV, boat or anywhere else you may need lighting in the dark. The Sylvania LED Solar Flashlight is an easy way to use sustainable, renewable energy as a home lighting solution.

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