Only when one plugs in a smart plug from Iris by Lowe’s do we realize its full potential.
What Made this So Special?
For starters, it restricts or in a smart way delivers the electricity through the outlet to the plug. Therefore it also has a control for shutting that actual plug off.
Outlets are used to power appliances, lamps, televisions and speakers; but did you know that the outlets drain energy when continuously plugged into appliances? Installing Iris by Lowe’s Smart Plugs can enable easy access points for appliances and can be controlled anywhere, anytime from the Iris app; eliminating or reducing energy loss.
Tell Me More Please and Why is This Important?
There is a sensor on the plug that turns that smart plug on or off. Best part is it can be done by an app over the phone!
Before the green way has always been to simply turn off the appliance but still you would have to make a conscious effort to turn off electronics or appliances when they are not in use.
Now just using a smart plug with one outlet to turn on and off. So yes, purchase an advanced power strip to manage the power that your electronics and appliances use. These power strips shut off stand-by or “vampire load” that is consumed when electronics and appliances are turned off. This simple, affordable device is a smarter version of the traditional power strip.
Plug your televisions, DVD players, home stereos and gaming consoles in an advance power strip, and you can cut the power to all this technology whenever you turn off your TV.
Before, you could only cut the power to the power strips with a central “turn off” switchpoint, powering down multiple pieces of equipment, such as a DVD player, a Blu-RayTM player and a television all at once while still leaving the cable box on for the clock feature But now, there are Iris by Lowe’s Smart Plugs that let you shut down all electrical flows at the which shuts off all forms of vampire power.
Once you develop this simple habit, you’ll achieve savings the rest of the year.
Please note the product reviewed is a 120 Volt plug; not 110 volt. Also, I was provided the plug free of charge and paid for the post.
The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from:
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