Technologies like LED lighting and wireless Z-Wave communication are providing the lighting industry with new, innovative applications for consumers.
Jasco Products Company, a GE licensee, is taking advantage of the technological advancements by developing two new Z-Wave light switches and an LED night light.
The GE Z-Wave-enabled on/off light switches join Jasco’s existing line of Z-Wave products, which includes remote controls, lamp modules and dimmer switches.
Designed to replace your current light switches, the On/Off Switches ($59.99 for a standard switch and $79.99 for a three-way switch), enable wireless control of incandescent, LED, xenon and halogen fixtures, and are two of few switches able to control CFLs.
Both switches feature a blue LED indicator light so that you can find the switches in a dark room.
Another twist from GE comes in the form of an LED night light. Because it uses an LED as a light source, it consumes less energy than a typical incandescent night light.
Another energy-saving feature is a built-in light sensing feature. The GE LED CoverLite Sensing Night Light ($12.99) automatically turns off and dawn and on at dusk.
In addition to the automatic on/off feature, the GE LED Power Failure Night Light ($12.99) contains a built-in rechargeable battery that turns the light on automatically when the power goes out. The light can stay on for up to three hours.
It’s true that technological innovation has inspired the development of some pretty convenient lighting products. Sometimes, though, it’s a simple modification in the design of a light that makes all the difference.
The GE Can Light Extension ($39.95) turns a standard recessed can light into a track-light like fixture that can pivot and rotate. It takes three steps to install.