Zigbee has bright ideas this week!

Exciting times are ahead with Zigbee as they continue to innovate bright ideas to save us energy.  American company, Ambient Devices launched its newest product this week, the Energy Joule, which monitors and communicates changes in energy prices, enabling customers to easily manage their at home usage.  The great news is that it is Zigbee enabled and would fit into your home network efficiently.

Similar to the well known Ambient Energy Orb, the Energy Joule modulates between a varying degree of colours to communicate changes in energy pricing and usage conditions, and its digital screen relays current energy rates and household consumption trends.

It’s these kind of innovations which make consumers more aware of where they should be saving, but equally, knowing what kind of electrical equipment to use is also a bonus to keep costs down.  The Zigbee Alliance has ratified the Light Link Standard that offers wireless control for LED lighting.

"Energy efficient light bulbs, LED fixtures, sensors, timers, remotes and switches built using ZigBee Light Link will connect into a single network, without special devices to coordinate the network," claimed the alliance. "Consumers will be able to install products and add extra devices to their lighting network."

What better way of embracing energy saving devices into the home?  Be bright, choose Zigbee!

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