This lamp is controlled by anphone. How long do you think it will take until smartphone apps replace light switches?
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- John The increased efficiency is achieved by having the heat at the cottage set at 7 deg. C. Just enough to keep the pipes from freezing. I am able to turn the heat up to 21C from anywhere so that it's warm when we get to he cottage. Most of my switches are dimmer switches. By dimming the light to 50% you reduce hydro cost by the same amount and increase the life of the bulb also by the same amount. By adding dimmable LED lights you can increase efficiency even more.
Nick I have an X-10 system at the cottage and a Secant system at home. I control lights at home with my cell because I have kids that don't know what a light switch is. All of my lighting is automated anyway. For example: My porch light comes on with a magnetic door contact and shuts off 1 minute later but only between dusk and dawn.
David I don't have a data plan on my phone,but with 3g or 4g you could go that route. My cell has WIFI. I connect my home network so it doesn't cost me any extra cell phone charges.
Curtis you can do this from an Iphone depending on what type of system you are trying to control.
Aaron, I'm really not a comedian. I install home automation systems, mostly HAI (Home Automation Ind.) They are a very high end product that can automate lighting, Home audio and theatre as well as a full security system.
Hope this answers all your questions.Feb 3, 2012
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- freekeyyyyyy boyzFeb 5, 2012
- Perhaps some of us are missing the point. The intelligence is built into the lamp controller as well as the phone. It isn't the intent to control the light with the phone, it just demonstrates on a very small scale the future possibilities. How about walking into a room with android intelligent wall switches that you just wave your hand over and the light comes on. Or perhaps when you switch your TV on to watch a blueray disc and the Android TV setting automatically turns the home theatre lighting down. Voice control is already here. With android built into lights appliances and TVs the sky just might not be the limit.Feb 5, 2012