By Evan Ackerman
Switches are ancient, ancient, ancient technology. Why should I have to laboriously move a piece of hardware from the down position to the up position whenever I want to some lights on? Lights should respond to voice commands, or better yet, they should just know when I’m around and magically turn themselves on. I’m sure this isn’t too much to ask, since you can now buy a motion sensing light adapter that makes this all possible.
Smarthome’s Screw-in Motion Sensing Light Adapter fits right into an existing light socket, acting as an intermediary between the light bulb and the love juice that lights it up. The adapter has a motion sensor that operates 360 degrees around, up to 16 feet away, and you can adjust both the light duration and the sensitivity of the sensor so that your free-range gerbils won’t keep the lights on all night.
So, it’s a good idea that could save you a bunch of effort and electricity. But does it have to be so… You know… Freakin’ ginormous? Good luck trying to use it in any sort of overhead lighting, but I guess it might be okay in a floor lamp with a really, really big shade. It’s $25 on Amazon.
VIA [ Gadget Grid ]