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Save $30 on the Energy Saver Kit

Creating a smarter, healthier planet starts at home.

Through 11:59 p.m. EST on March 31, we’re taking $30 off the price of the SmartThings Energy Saver Kit and offering it for just $169. There’s no promo code necessary: Simply add it to your cart in the SmartThings Shop, and the $30 savings will automatically be applied at checkout.

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We think that lights should be smarter. They currently account for nearly 35% of a home’s energy usage, and they have a big impact on our planet–which just experienced the warmest winter on record.

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The Energy Saver Kit helps you live green and save some green by allowing you to control, monitor, and automate lights, electronics, and small appliances from your smartphone. By ensuring that your lights are off when no one is in the room or by setting your electronics to shut off when not in use, you can slash your energy bill and help contribute to a healthier planet.

Here are a few more things you can do with the Energy Saver Kit:

  • Control & monitor your lights, electronics, and small appliances from anywhere.
  • Restrict electricity flow to electronics or appliances after a set period of time. So, for example, you can set the total time for an appliance (such as a curling iron or TV) to be in use.
  • Set devices to turn off after you or your kids leave to avoid having to worry about them or check them.
  • Power your portable or window A/C units (12A max load) from anywhere and, with the help of a Multi sensor, also triggering them to automatically shut off or turn on if rooms in your home reach a set temperature.

 

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Smart Weather Lamp

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6 Ways to Use SmartThings During the Super Bowl

All eyes are going to be on Super Bowl XLIX this weekend. And whether you tune in to focus on the game, laugh at the commercials, or just catch Gisele Bündchen in the stands, here are six ways that SmartThings can enhance your Super Bowl Sunday.


http-makeagif.com-media-11-24-2014-4YtkEQ1. (Slow) Cook Up a Storm

Rule 1 of Super Bowl fandom: You can’t root on an empty stomach.

Plug your Crock-Pot or slow cooker into a SmartPower Outlet, and then cook or heat up any of these 29 awesome Super Bowl snacks.


http-makeagif.com-media-11-24-2014-1MQfAk2. Let Guests In–From Your Kitchen

Now that your snacks are simmering, your guests might be starting to showing up. But instead of getting up to walk over and open the door, just let your guests in from your kitchen or couch.

With a simple tap of a button in the free SmartThings app, you can unlock your door from anywhere and not miss a second of CBS’ six-hour pre-game coverage of DeflateGate.


2003. Be the 12th Man

As the game gets underway, show your support for the Seahawks or Patriots by using SmartThings’ integration with Sonos or ObyThing to play sound clips whenever big plays happen.

Suggestions: Play this anytime Tom Brady throws an incompletion Richard Sherman’s way. Any and every time Beast Mode touches the ball, use the Sonos Notify With Sound Action in SmartThings Labs to play the word “Yea” 21 times in a row. And if the Patriots do anything good? I guess just play some song by Boston.


output_Z8L5bG4. Keep Your Beer Cold

Whether you’re part of the 12th Man or you have 12 guys in your living room, chances are that there are going to be a few dozen runs to the fridge or cooler to get beer during the game.

Ensure your supply stays cold by putting a SmartSense Multi sensor or SmartSense Open/Closed sensor on the fridge door or top of the cooler. That way, if someone like Dave forgets to close the door or lid, you’ll get a notification and can remind him to close it. Also: Why did you invite Dave back this year? Sheeesh.


output_glB7ae5. Beast Commercial Mode

According to our very big, scientific calculator, an estimated 95% of people tuning in to watch the Super Bowl actually don’t care about either of these teams and just want to watch the commercials.

Enhance your viewing experience by creating two distinct Hello, Home phrases: “Game Time” can brighten your lights and play music from your Sonos or ObyThing speaker; while “Commercials!” can cut the music, dim the lights, and ensure that you can concentrate on what you really came here for.


http-makeagif.com-media-11-24-2014-tdN6nl6. Light Up Your TV Room

Use SmartThings’ integration with Philips hue to change the color of your bulbs whenever your favorite team scores.

Whenever the Seahawks score, change your bulbs to green. Whenever the Patriots score, change your bulbs to navy blue. And in the off chance you’re a Redskins fan, you should probably just sit in the dark.

 

Do you plan on using SmartThings during the big game on Sunday? Let us know how in the comments section!