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    « The Giz Wiz Show 1691, September 7th 2018 Independent Show #174 | Main | Kids Will Love Tinkering With This Tinkering Labs Kit. »
    Friday
    Sep072018

    A New Feature - (for a few weeks, maybe more) The Chad Extra! (Chad does two gadgets in one show!)

    Chad's Extra Gadget for this show is the Decora Smart - Smart Home Light Switch(From Levitron). Here's some info from Amazon: Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately). Control your home from anywhere - no hub required - simply replace your existing light switch. Schedule your lights to turn on when you want them including sunrise/sunset, easily create fun lighting scenes, or use your voice to ask Alexa or Google to turn off all lights. Control up to 20 residences, 99 smart devices, 50 rooms, 50 scenes, 50 activities, and 50 schedules per account, plus adjust fade rates, LED activity, preset brightness levels, and more. Leviton devices are truly smart – your pre-set schedules live inside each device, so your schedules always run as expected. $39.97 on Amazon.

    And Chad's take: Chad liked these because they solved a problem. With all the traveling Chad is doing he wants various porch and inside lights on and off at different times of day. These switches solved that problem, although Chad said wiring them was a bit more than he thought and he sought the help of an electrician. Be sure to watch this week's show to Chad demo them and explain more about them. Chad added that he thing these might also be available at Home Depot. Amazon link:

     

    https://amzn.to/2NouGvA 

     

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1691

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