10 Energy-Conserving Gadgets to Help You Save Some Green

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2. Belkin Conserve Socket F7C009q Energy-Saving Outlet

If you leave your devices plugged in regularly, consider a Belkin FC7009 Conserve Socket Energy Saving Outlet. The energy-saving device helps to reduce utility costs by turning off power to your devices when not in use. Much like an egg timer, the outlet will automatically turn off power to devices once a set time interval is reached.

Belkin Conserve Socket F7C009q Energy-Saving Outlet

3. MPOWERD The Original Luci Solar Lantern

Switch to affordable solar lamps that produce light in any environment with zero emissions. Luci by MPOWERD is a one-of-a-kind inflatable solar lamp that provides up to 12 hours of lighting over a range of 15 square feet. Plus, buyers are contributing not only to the environment but to a good cause. MPOWERD is part of the Solar Justice Movement, which strives to provide the gift of lights to communities around the world.
MPOWERD The Original Luci Solar Lantern

4. Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac – Silver

This light-powered wireless keyboard eliminates the needs for batteries, and works with any light power source, including regular lamp light and the sun. The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K570 stays charged for up to three months in total darkness, and eliminates the need for excess batteries and cords.
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac – Silver

5. USBCELL MXAA02 AA Rechargable Battery – 2 Cell Pack

Use smarter batteries with USBCELL MXAA02 AA Rechargable Batteries. The batteries are specially designed with a built-in charger and an external tip that switches from the positive energy end of the battery to a USB plug. Easily power batteries from any USB port and unlike most rechargeable batteries, USBCELL batteries can be charged hundreds of times.
USBCELL MXAA02 AA Rechargable Battery - 2 Cell Pack

Phillips Hue Lights

Swap out traditional bulbs for color and brightness adjustable Phillip Hue LED Lights. The Hue line is a personal wireless lighting system featuring connected bulbs that can be tailored by brightness and color and timed on and off based on your specific day-to-day schedule. More than just for lighting, these bulbs can be customized to specific needs using IFTTT, such as powering on or off as reminders for activities like cooking, or as alerts like receiving an email. The system also features custom light settings called “Light Recipes” that are designed for specific activities such as Reading or Relax.
Phillips Hue Lights

7. Evolve Showerheads

Energy-efficient shower heads have been on the market for years, but the Evolve showerheads are the first with ShowerStart technology, to help you save money without lowering water pressure. The Evolve Roadrunner IIhelps you save $246 in utility bills and 8,212 gallons of water per year by conserving water while the shower is warming. The showerhead allows cold water to run out, before restricting the flow of water to a slow trickle/power-savings mode when water reaches 95 degrees until you flip a switch or pull a cord to resume the regular flow.

Evolve Showerheads

8. Lutron Maestro Room Occupancy Sensors

Avoid paying for power in rooms you’re not using with a Maestro Room Occupancy Sensor. The smart sensors use proprietary technology to prompt lights to turn on when you enter a room and ensure lights stay on only while a room is occupied. The sensors are available in passive infrared (PIR) mode or dual-technology sensing models, to work with major and minor ranges of motion.
Maestro Room Occupancy Sensors

9. The Energy Detective (TED)

Save 5-to-30 percent each year with energy management system, TED. Starting at only $199.95, basic TED systems allow you to monitor up to four 240V circuits to view detailed information such as voltage, electricity usage, and projected monthly bills in real time. With the portable wireless display you can easily turn appliance and circuits on and off. With TED Advisor built-in, users can opt to receive customized email and text message updates regarding monthly budgets, rates, and system usage alerts.

The Energy Detective (TED)

10. Epiphany onE Puck

Fuel up any USB-powered device (drawing 1000 mA or less) using only heat or cold with the Epiphany onE Puck. A funded Kickstarter project, the Epiphany onE Puck converts heat differences into energy and can charge devices with up to 5 watts at maximum output, which is the same as a standard phone charger. The more extreme the temperature difference, the more charging power the Epiphany onE Puck will deliver. Right now, it’s only available to those who pledged during the Kickstarter campaign, but the team behind the gadget promised more updates soon.

Epiphany onE Puck

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