Econetix Bright Spark DIY Kit

So I am about to become a homeowner and I’m trying to figure out the way to modernize my home so I could save money and possibly save the planet by using less energy.  I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be great if I could turn the air conditioning off from my iphone?

In walks in Econetix and their brilliant Bright Spark kits.

Do-It-Yourself Kit  consists of intelligent light sockets, thermostats and powerstrips and is designed to be our easy to install, do-it-yourself offering

Accommodates the expanding landscape of home consumer devices with complex energy management requirements such as DVR, Routers, Laptops, Cable Modems.

All these components hook up to wifi and then you can control them using your iPhone (there sure is an app for that) or a web interface.  It also monitors your power consumption and can deal with putting your devices into “sleep mode” when you’re not using them.  The kit doesn’t come out until 2010 but you bet that I’ll be first in line to buy one!

  • Matthew says:
    October 15, 2009

    You should do INSTEON instead – start with a basic kit and grow from there. It’s awesome having as much as possible in the outlets.

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