Budget but very efficient lighting automation

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That solution can be interesting for all who have garage, storage room or some other cases when lighting on/off should be automated but without some complicated stuff – Smarthome Screw-in Motion Sensing Light Adapter. It contains a 360° motion detector with five meters range. You can easily decrease the sensing view according to your requirements. Additionally the adapter is equiped with lighting sensor to avoid wasting energy with good illumination. Finally there is an adjustable timer for the light when the adapter is triggered. You can choose between 5 and 100 seconds.

The Smarthome Screw-in Motion Sensing Light Adapter is available on the Smarthome site just for $24.99.

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  • 2 comments:

    1. Don, 31. December 2008, 19:47

      The problem with this device is that Smarthome doesn’t give continuous energy consumption figures. Replacing these type of lights with CFL is always a good idea. But does buying a device will continuously run a motion sensor ever producing savings from leaving a light on occasionally? I doubt it. Especially if the light is a CFL.

      I do like battery run LED lights with motion sensors for dark places without light.

       
  • Michael Stepanov, 2. January 2009, 11:47

    Sure, CFL lamps are much better. I suspect that Smarthome uses old-school lamp just for example. I don’t think that it’s possible to leave light with that kind of device. It have a timeout to switch light off. So, it’ll do that always. Also it’s possible to adjust the angle of motion detector. So, you can avoid unnecessary triggering. BTW, personally I vote for the whole house control system, which can manage energy consumption more efficient then standalone device. But sometimes such kind standalone solutions are very helpful.

     
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