Posts Tagged ‘Timers/PC and Advanced Automation’

Save Energy by Automating Lights to be Off when an Area is Vaccant

October 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Lutron LRF2-VCR2B-P-WH Radio Powr Savr Wireless RF 360° Ceiling Mount Vacancy Sensor, White

  • Automatically turns lights off when room is unoccupied
  • Ambient light levels detected by the sensor can adjust dimmer intensity levels automatically
  • Accurate daylight harvesting provided by proportional daylight control in Photocell
  • Uses reliable Clear Connect RF technology
  • Lutron XCT technology provides the most reliable motion detection available to date
  • Built in daylight sensor turns off lights when sufficient amounts of natural daylight is available
  • No new wiring required
  • Battery has 10-year life expectancy (CR-123 Lithium battery included)



Lutron’s LRF2-VCR2B-P-WH Radio Pwr Savr Maestro Wireless RF Vacancy Sensor is a battery operated (CR-123 battery included), ceiling mount, Passive Infrared motion detector with built-in photocell used for automatically controlling lighting and appliances. This vacancy sensor will determine whether your Maestro Wireless controlled lighting and/or appliances are needed based on the lack of movement in a room and ambient light levels provided by natural sunlight. Movement is detected by recognizing heat signatures created by people moving across the sensors field of view. This device, when properly programmed, will turn off up to ten Maestro wireless receiving modules when a room is unoccupied for the specified amount of time. Up to three sensors can be programmed to each switch for maximum coverage.

Compatible Lutron wire-in or plug-in, dimmers and relay switches will automatically respond to these wireless, remote sensors via 434MHz Radio Frequency (RF) communication. Information gathered by the photopic sensor is used for transmitted commands, appropriately adjusting lighting levels remotely as daylight increases or decreases. Another common use for this vacancy sensor is to switch On/Off a plug-in (Floor) fans or portable cooling units. As heat from the sun’s light becomes more or less intense throughout the day, your needs to circulate or cool the indoor air will change. Controlling Lights and devices like plug-in fans can and will save money by reducing the amount of wasted energy in your home. Convenience, increased quality of life, energy savings, and simple installation make this Maestro Wireless RF controller a great addition to your Lutron automated lighting and appliance control system.

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This is the King of a Motion-Detected Night Lights!

August 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Keep the rooms or hallways brightly lit up only when needed when you install the uMAX into any standard electrical outlet. A special photocell detects when the sun begins to set and automatically turns the device on at dusk. A single, gentle 170 Lux LED will remain on as a night light. When the uMAX detects any kind of movement, it will turn on all 16 of its LEDs for a bright light that is sure to illuminate the entire room until you have exited. The 16 LEDs will remain on for a pre-selected amount of time of inactivity (5 or 10 minutes). The hassle of fumbling for a light switch in the dark will be eliminated as soon as you walk within range of the uMAX. Perfect for lighting hallways, closets, garages, foyers, or rooms that require light for short periods of time. A mirror on the top of the uMAX allows you to adjust the brightness and reflection of the LEDs so you can send light into even the furthest corner of the room.

Sentina PM-315B uMAX Motion-Activated Light



  • Photocell detects when sun goes down and automatically turns on after dusk
  • Constant gentle nightlight
  • 16 bright LEDs turn on when motion is detected
  • Adjustable brightness levels

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UPB Phase Coupler with RS-323 Serial Interface for Improved Reliability and Advanced Control

July 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Simply Automated UTR 3-Phase Repeater/Coupler with RS-232 Computer Interface



  • 4 LED indicators
  • Repeats UPB signals over 3 Phases
  • RS-232 Computer Interface Module
  • Improves UPB communication
  • PC Configurable



Simply Automated’s UTR 3-Phase Repeater was designed to improve communication in a UPB home lighting system comprised of Transceiver Switches/Dimmers, Receiver Plug-In Modules, and more. This device not only repeats the UPB messages it also bridges your electrical phases allowing the UPB signal to travel along all three separate 120V legs of powerline. The UTR receives the UPB messages sent from a device on one electrical phase and repeats that message over all three electrical phases. This 3-Phase repeater also features a RS-232 serial port. This is used to receive and transmit UPB signals from a host computer or home automation controller. 4 LED indicators are housed in the device to offer a visual display for repeating over each phase and operation of the UTR.

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Automate Two Lamps and Appliances Using Easy Preset Options for Each Day of the Week

June 23, 2011 Leave a comment

GE 15079 7-Day Digital Plug-In Lamp/Appliance Timer (2 Outlets)

  • Control 2 lamps or appliances at once
  • 7-day programmable timer
  • Random vacation setting option for extra security
  • Programmable to the minute
  • Convenient override switch
  • Ideal for lamps, seasonal and portable fans
  • Polarized plug
  • CFL friendly

Use the GE 7-Day Digital Plug-In Lamp/Appliance Timer to help reduce energy usage and save more energy dollars. Program two lamps and/or appliances to automatically come on and off 7-days a week. Add extra security with random vacation setting to give your home that lived-in look. Each timer can be programmed to the minute or a countdown timer can be set. An internal battery prevents the need to reprogram if the power goes out. A convenient over ride switch makes it easy to manually control the lamp or appliance and daylight savings mode stops resetting the clock every 6 months.

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