EcoGeek reader Shawn Lancaster recently spotted this awesome little device in his perusings. We blogged a while back about a concept "whole house switch" that turns your house off when you leave, and now...suddenly, it actually exists!
The "Green Switch" sits next to your front or back door and allows home owners to flip the switch, turning off all connected items when they leave the house. So, for example, the television and light bulbs would all be connected, but the refrigerator would not. The home owner decides what devices are connected to the switch before installation, and the electricians take care of the rest. Or, for a simple DIY, note that the green switch doesn't actually have to be wired to all it's outlets. The Green Switch controls light switches and outlets wirelessly, allowing for extremely simple installation. Though, the initial kit, with four plugs, four light switches, and an integrated, programmable thermostat will set you back about $1,200, which seems a little exorbitant to me.
If only it was controlled by the presence (or lack of presence) of an RFID chip embedded in my body...now that would be convenient.
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