Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of Alliance to Save Energy.
The recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which ended January 10, displayed over 20,000 new products. Many of the newly launched products kept energy efficiency in mind.
Here are a few energy-efficient innovations at CES that caught our eye:
Philips Hue Smart LED Light bulbs
Philips Hue light bulbs allow users to control their home’s lighting from their smartphone. These LED light bulbs provide the same brightness as a traditional 50W bulb while reducing energy by as much as 80 % and lasting 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Not only can users control when the bulbs are on or off, they also can control what color they shine. Phillips Hue light bulbs have the ability to change your home’s ambience while saving you money!
Allure Energy Eversense 2.0
Eversense 2.0 is a home environment and energy management platform. Eversense 2.0 allows users to modify their home’s temperature remotely using a mobile app called “Eversense Mobile” on their smartphone. Additionally, the platform has the ability to sense how far users are from their home and adjusts their home’s temperature accordingly.
Ever wonder how much your home appliances are costing you? If you have, then MeterPlug might be for you. MeterPlug is a small device that plugs in between any appliance and an AC outlet. The device measures the appliance’s consumption and sends that data via Bluetooth to your smartphone where the MeterPlug app displays its cost. Not only does the app show you the appliance’s consumption, it allows you to turn it on or off. You can program the app to turn off an appliance when it is on standby, when you leave the room, or manually. There is no mystery as to which appliance is costing you the most money with MeterPlug.
Images and videos courtesy of Phillips (Hue Smart LED Light Bulbs), Allure Energy (Eversense 2.0), and MeterPlug.