Automated Home: A new range of energy-saving products designed to reduce carbon emissions by switching off appliances that use electricity in standby mode, has been released by Domia. The “Bye bye Standby” range will be available from the end of February 2007.
Bye Bye Standby works by completely cutting power to the devices plugged into it when they’re not in use, thus saving the power that devices would otherwise have consumed in Standby Mode.
From Domia’s product page, the system works as follows:
“Simply plug a Smart Socket into a mains wall socket and plug an electrical appliance into it. Make sure the Green Switch and the Smart Socket are set to the same House Code and Appliance Number – for example ‘A1’. You can now switch your appliances on and off wirelessly from up to 30m away using the Green Switch – by doing so you will avoid leaving your devices on standby.”