Use this Remote-Control-Light-Switch to Light Your Home From Your Smartphone
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We've been informed that the Ube Kickstarter Campaign has exceeded it's funding goals. YEAH! We look forward to adding these switches to our home-improvements soon.
Recent research in the connected home industry shows that the third most popular subsystem that consumers install into their smart homes is lighting control. Only media rooms and whole house audio outsell lighting control. Once you've experienced the ability to control lights from a central location, you understand how important and life changing it can be.
But until recently, the luxury of a lighting control system cost tens of thousands of dollars and required professional installation and programming which put it out of reach for most of us.
Enter the Internet of Things and the ubiquitous Smart phone.
The internet of things now includes many of our favorite home electronics. Our smart TVs connect to the internet. So do our set top boxes, media players and even our thermostats.
And now, thanks to a startup by a connected home veteran Utz Baldwin, so do our lights.
Baldwin’s company is called Ube (pronounced “yoo-bee”) and has created a replacement light dimmer that connects to your home Wi-Fi network and allows you to control your lights from your smartphone – both while you are at home and when you are away.
This dimmer is a simple replacement for any 120V light load in your house. It controls dimmable incandescent, LEDs and fluorescent light bulbs.
It easily fits into a standard single gang back box or you can put multiple into a multi gang box. It’s compatible with Decora faceplates.
Wireless-Light-Switch Sets Lighting Scenes
Because the dimmers can talk to each other wirelessly, it’s easy to set a lighting scene to control multiple lights in a room or across the whole house. You might have a scene for breakfast, dinner, party or all-on for security purposes. Scenes are easily programmable to suit your needs.
Did you hear a bump in the night? One button turns on all your lights. Or perhaps you are away from home during the evening. A simple scene can recreate lighting to make it look like you are home.
Measure Your Energy Usage With This Wireless-Light-Switch
The dimmers also have sub-metering technology built in. This means that you can measure the electricity usage for that lighting load. The dimmer even has the intelligence to tell you when a light bulb is burned out and send you a notification.
This remote-control-light-switch is available now for pre-order on popular crowd funding site Kickstarter at this link right here. Prices range from $49 based on volume or features.
OHI NOTE: We have not been paid for this review in any way, shape, or form. We firmly believe in Ube and this technology and have supported Ube publicly by pre-ordering our own units.
We can't wait until they're in our hands and in our home in June of this year. It's kind of like the 'NEST' thermostat we installed right after Christmas, it is SO convenient to be able to control things from the Iphone as we are frequent travellers.
Are you ready to take more control of your own personal safety and energy savings? If so, just FLIP THE SWITCH below and we'll show you how to help make it happen! Please spread the word with your friends by using any of the social buttons on this page...Ube & I say THANKS FOR THAT!
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