Gift Guide: 5 Gadgets that Deliver Energy Savings
December 05, 2017
If you’re a thoughtful gift giver, you take pride in finding the perfect gift that matches the recipient’s personality or hobby. You also consider how much they would actually use a particular gift, especially when it comes to gadgets and new technology.
But did you know some gadgets can also deliver energy savings benefits on top of being practical and innovative? It’s true.
Here are five energy-saving gadgets your friends and family will love.
For the home decorator: Smart lighting
Wi-Fi connected light bulbs combine the energy savings of LED technology with smart control features. A smartphone or tablet can turn lights on or off, adjust brightness, or change the color of bulbs. It’s even possible to create “moods” for different times of the day or for different activities, like a cozy movie night or dinner party. Motion sensors also ensure lights turn off when you aren’t using them for added savings.
For the gamer: Advanced power strip
Did you know today’s video game consoles consume about as much power in standby mode as they do when they’re on? An advanced power strip can shut off the power completely, avoiding what’s known as phantom load. This can save as much as $100 a year in energy costs, which means more money for more games. Every gamer can appreciate that. The Mass Save online shop has instant discounts on advanced power strips here.
For the outdoors enthusiast: Portable solar phone charger
Not everyone unplugs when in nature. Sometimes it’s handy to pull out the phone to find a trail or snap a pic. Give the outdoor enthusiast in your life the convenience of a full battery with a solar powered phone charger. This sustainable solution mixes technology with the power of the sun.
For the person always on-the-go: Wi-Fi thermostat
You probably know someone with an active social calendar or who travels constantly, always coming and going. With a schedule that’s anything but routine, chances are they don’t have their thermostat programmed to save when they’re away while also delivering comfort when they’re home. A Wi-Fi thermostat lets them control their home’s heating and cooling remotely, so they’ll always walk in the door to comfort, while saving up to $180 in energy costs when they’re away. Learn more and buy discounted Wi-Fi thermostats here.
For yourself: ENERGY STAR® certified TV
‘Tis the season to treat yourself. We know those Holiday TV deals are sometimes too good to pass up. When comparing specs on different models, here’s one more to consider – the ENERGY STAR certification. TVs that have earned this designation are up to 27% more energy efficient while also including top-of-the-line features like 4k Ultra HD imagery, Wi-Fi connectivity, and built-in streaming apps.
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