Cut Energy Costs by Creating a 'Smart' House
By Ellen Chang
NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- Finding ways to reduce the amount of energy used in your home is now even easier with the push of a button by accessing your apps.
Consumers now have many options to chose from so they can lower both their electricity bill and energy usage without having to spend hours installing a new product. Many products now are Wi-Fi enabled so you can access your devices even when you are at work.
Lights Out!If you are at work and forgot to turn off your lights, now you can solve your problem by tapping your smartphone. A new light bulb called Robosmart--made by Smartbotics, a Los Gatos, Calif. startup--allows you to turn it on and off simply by using your smartphone, laptop or tablet. The light bulb is embedded with a Bluetooth sensor and works with an app compatible with Apple's iOS platform. By August, Android users will also be able to utilize the device.
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