Lighting and Appliances
Remote Vacancy Sensors and Dimmer
Vacancy dimmers are a triple threat, saving energy by turning lights off when you leave the room, allowing dimming, and extending bulb life. One switch does it all!
Products and Donors: Energy saving devices a kind donation of Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro, Waterloo North Hydro, Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro with kind assistance of Lutron and Urban Lights.
Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
Reep House demonstrates a variety of LED bulbs which contain no mercury, are more durable and efficient, and provide better quality light than most CFL bulbs. For directed task lighting, LEDs outperform CFLs hands down, and prices are dropping rapidly.
Products and Donors: Various.
Whole Home Switch
Hitting the switch on your way out the door is very satisfying! This is the ultimate power bar – not bad for enforcing bedtime too. It turns off every appliance plugged into upper sockets and every light in the house with one switch at the front door, or even beside your bed!
Product: Standard electrical pony panel houses a relay which acts as a whole home switch.
This cutting-edge refrigerator is super-insulated and is built with the compressor on top. It can also be hooked up to the great-outdoors, using the Canadian winter air to keep cool. These and other energy saving features mean that it costs less than $5 a year to operate.
Product: Manufactured by Sun Frost.