Saving the planet should not be something we only think about once a year when Earth Day rolls around. It’s always a good time to go green, and along with helping the environment, these energy-saving smart products save you money by lowering electrical bills and decreasing or even eliminating the need for batteries. From solar-powered devices to gadgets that help you monitor and optimize home energy usage, these are the top smart green tech deals available now.
If you use outdoor lighting around your home, you know it can be a hassle to deal with wiring and extension cords to keep them powered – not to mention that they can use a lot of energy if they are frequently on for extended periods of time.
An increased demand for eco-friendly tech has led to innovative lighting solutions like the Urpower solar-powered motion-sensor lights, now on sale on Amazon for just $33 for a pack of four. These wall-mounted lights harness the power of the sun for energy, with no wires or batteries required.
Energy-efficient LED bulbs put out a lot of light while reducing power consumption. The Urpower lights are motion-activated, automatically switching on at night when the sensors detect movement, and they automatically turn off in the morning to further save energy when you don’t need them on. The internal battery stores up to 12 hours of solar power, so you can enjoy outdoor lighting all night long if you need it.
You can score four of these Urpower solar motion-activated outdoor lights for just $33 on Amazon after a 59 percent discount that saves you $47.
You probably know by now that customizing your energy usage can save you money, but there are a limited number of devices designed to operate all of your products. One such device is the ever-popular Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub, which is currently 20 percent off on Amazon.
The hub connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and makes them work together. You can choose from a wide range of compatible devices, including lights, speakers, locks, thermostats, sensors, and more. As you continually update your home with smart devices, you can add them to the hub and put your home to work for you. Using the SmartThings app from the iTunes store or Google Play Store or use Amazon Alexa to control your smart home by telling it what to do when you’re asleep, awake, away, and back home. Save money and energy by setting lights and other electronics to off when you are away for hours and still have your home exactly how you like it by the time you come back.
The Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub normally retails for $100 but is currently on sale for $80 on Amazon, saving you $20 (20 percent).
Do you really know how much energy your home consumes every day? Unless you have a tracking device like the TP-Link smart plug with energy monitoring, you probably don’t. This energy-monitoring device not only tells you your energy usage, but also provides historical power consumption, summaries, and more. The device is currently marked down to $33 on Amazon.
This smart Wi-Fi plug allows you to monitor power consumption and review weekly and monthly summaries to help you define which devices are using the most power. Everything is controlled through the Kasa app to give you a clean and clear interface, help you better manage energy usage in your home, and ultimately save you money.
The device plugs into any standard wall outlet and supports up to 15A of power. It’s compatible with Android 4.1 and higher or iOS 8 and higher, and requires a Wi-Fi network but no separate hub or paid subscription. Control your devices from anywhere by using Google Assistant or Alexa, easily create a schedule for each device, and customize it based on a specific time of day.
The TP-Link Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring normally retails for around $39 but you can score one for only $33 on Amazon, saving you a total of $6 (16 percent).
One of the first manufacturers to give us the power to control home lighting using a smartphone or tablet justifies its spot at the top of the market with the Philips Hue white and color starter kit. This smart, colorful lighting kit allows you to easily set up and control smart home lighting, and is currently $50 off on Amazon.
The customizable kit gives you endless possibilities to get creative with your lighting and sync it to your lifestyle. Add brighter whites in your work area or home office, and softer lighting in bathrooms and bedrooms. You can even throw some blue or red in to accent your existing home decor, or control every lighting scene from your smartphone or tablet.
The starter kit includes three bulbs that screw into your existing lamps and a bridge that you plug into your home Wi-Fi router. It works with Amazon Alexa to allow you to control dimming, shades of white, and color settings with your voice.
The original Philips Hue white and color starter kit normally retails for $200 but is currently discounted to $150 on Amazon, giving you $50 (25 percent) in savings.
Honeywell Smart Wi-Fi 7 Day Programmable Color Touch Thermostat
Heating and cooling your home or office is one of the most energy-draining things you do each day, but you can take better control over it with the Honeywell Smart Wi-Fi 7 Day Programmable Color Touch Thermostat, which is currently 19 percent off on Amazon. The thermostat allows you to uniquely program the device as either a home or business thermostat and then offers scheduling features specific to your location.
The smart thermostat lets you select the temperature you prefer when your business is occupied, or when you get out of bed, delivering extreme comfort and energy savings. It has smart response technology that learns your heating and cooling cycle preferences to deliver the perfect temperature throughout the day. It’s even smart enough that it learns the exact amount of time necessary to reach your preferred temperature and acts accordingly, ensuring energy is not wasted and your comfort is not compromised.
The thermostat works with Amazon Alexa to give you voice control. Use Honeywell’s high-rated Total Comfort App (available in both the iTunes and Google Play Store) to remotely monitor and manage your home’s comfort and energy usage anytime, anywhere. It features a customizable color touchscreen that displays relevant information such as indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, air circulation, and programmable modes that save you money on your annual energy bills.
The Honeywell Smart Wi-Fi 7 Day Programmable Color Touch Thermostat regularly retails for $207 but is currently on sale for $179 on Amazon, providing a $28 (14 percent) discount.
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Update: Updated pricing, added Samsung Smart home hub deal, added Honeywell thermostat deal.
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