Serenity is a Smart ‘Home OS’ That Helps Monitor Residential Energy Consumption

November 5, 2012 by  
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Designed by Artefact , Serenity is a concept for a smart monitor that presents clear information through elegant, minimal wall-mounted e-ink tablets. The networked tablets are described as a “Home OS” can provide the user with “status updates, controls and context for different aspects of our home environment: temperature, lighting, sound, energy consumption, device status, location, and airflow.” The monitoring system can also grow and adapt based on the behavior of the homes’ inhabitants. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Serenity is a Smart ‘Home OS’ That Helps Monitor Residential Energy Consumption Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , artefact , braun prize , e-ink , Energy Consumption , energy monitoring , energy saving , home energy , home monitoring , home operating system , home os , red dot award , smart monitor , tablet

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“Lit” Light Bulb Combines LED Technology With Fiber Optics

July 2, 2012 by  
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The “Lit” concept bulb designed by Elie Ahovi is an extremely elegant and innovative combination of LED and fiber optic technology, and could pave the way for incandescent replacements of the future. “Lit” proposes that light from LEDs can be piped into fiber optics which take on a look similar to the filament inside of an incandescent bulb. A traditional Edison-shaped polycarbonate housing covers the fiber optics giving the concept a familiar look to compliment any style of fixture. Read the rest of “Lit” Light Bulb Combines LED Technology With Fiber Optics Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: braun prize , Ellie Ahovi , fiber optic , hybrid technology , LED bulb , Lit concept

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