Electric water heaters are a common appliance in many households. They provide hot water for bathing, washing dishes, and laundry. However, they can also be a significant source of energy consumption, particularly if they are left on for long periods of time. Automating an electric water heater can help reduce energy consumption, save money on electricity bills, and make the appliance more convenient to use.
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Shaun Ellis, owner of Smarter Home of the Carolinas, took the time to document a recent project where he used the Shelly Dimmer to retrofit the fixture for a lamp post. Please note that Shaun used the original Shelly dimmer, though the Shelly Dimmer 2 will work just as well (or better) in this application!
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Shaun Ellis from Smarter Home of the Carolinas has done a write-up on a really overlooked facet of smart home – landscape lighting!
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The first rule of smart home is products should be invisible, meaning that your family doesn’t notice an unusual appearance or behavior of a device. Shelly Vintage smashes that rule – it’s made to be seen!
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Have you ever wished a fan would automatically come on when the temperature went up?
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Cigar aficionados will tell you that you don’t want to expose your cigars to fluctuations of humidity and temperature.
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One of the complaints I always hear is how so much of LED strips are wasted when cut down to size. My reply is always “Not so!”
Continue reading “What To Do With Trimmed LED Strip Sections – Shelly RGBW2!”
Last week, Hubitat updated their platform to version 2.2.0 which allows native integration for Shelly relays and dimmers!
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You’re sitting on your sofa, watching Arnold figure out what Willis is talking about. Meanwhile, in your back yard, your floodlights turn on because someone is sneaking around back there. Do you even know?
Continue reading “How Can A Dumb Floodlight Assist Smart Home Security?”
Another stubbed toe, another problem solved with a Shelly smart home product – the Shelly button.
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