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6 Things You Can Do With a Timer

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Some days it just feels like you can’t possibly get everything done. Like you need a clone or an army of robots just to get through the day. Before cloning or robot armies really take off though, you can easily automate many day-to-day functions with simple plug-in timers. Here are 6 things you can do with a timer–helping you save some time and energy–and also helping you have some fun to keep your sanity intact!

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home, Safety & Security

Your Guide to USB-C: The Cable Today You'll Need for Tomorrow

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The shift toward USB Type-C is well underway, and with good reason.  With USB-C, we have faster data transfer speeds, faster charging and more power. USB-C cables and connectors are slim enough for phones yet robust enough for laptops and tablets. 

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Topics: Around the Home, Mobility, News, Power

Tips to Raise Your Home Value at Any Price Point

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Whether you're getting ready to put your house on the market or you just want to give it a little facelift for your own enjoyment, adding value to your home is easier than you think. Here are things you can do, on your own, to improve your home value for any price range.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home

Answers to the Top 5 Questions about Z-Wave Plus

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Z-Wave is a leading smart home technology found in millions of products around the world. It allows all of Jasco's Z-Wave devices to securely "talk" to one another, and talk to other certified Z-Wave products. As with any technology, home automation is constantly evolving. Z-Wave Plus represents one of the latest advancements in smart home tech. You can learn more about the latest Z-Wave technology and find answers to the top 5 questions about Z-Wave Plus below.

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Topics: Connected Home, Q&A

I Cut the Cord, Now Which Streaming Service Is Best for Me?

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You’re fed up with cable so you decided to cut the cord. Good for you! At first, you feel great about it. Then about a week later withdrawals start kicking in. You see all your friends on Facebook or Twitter talking about the Bachelor or the latest episode of This is Us. You resort to Netflix and turn on Friends even though you’ve already watched every episode 50 times. You act like you are happy, but you aren’t.

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Topics: Cutting the Cord

Meet Enbrighten Seasons–The Color Changing Cafe Lights That Are Game Changing

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Today, we're excited to introduce Enbrighten Seasons, our new groundbreaking line of LED color changing café string lights. The unmatched quality, design and functionality of Enbrighten Seasons Café Lights will bring new life and versatility to brighten outdoor (or indoor) spaces year-round. Celebrate any occasion, holiday or favorite sports team or choose warm vintage white for year-round lighting with one color, two-color combinations or a variety of preset color modes and effects.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, News

Backyard BBQ Essentials

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Nothing screams summer and warmer weather, quite like a BBQ in your backyard! Being surrounded by good friends, good food, and a great setting is the perfect recipe for an amazing BBQ. But before you send out your invites and fire up your grill, make sure you have these essential BBQ items.

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home

Want the Best TV Reception with an HD Antenna? Try these 9 Easy Steps

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Whether you have recently made the choice to cut the cord and enjoy free hi-definition over-the-air television or you made the decision long ago, here are a few tips to get you on your way to the best tv reception with an hd antenna.

1. Locate Local Broadcast Towers

Two free and easy to use tools for locating your local broadcast towers and comparing antenna reception are available on AntennaWeb and Jasco's own GE HDTV antenna page here. All you have to do is enter your address or zip code and you will be directed to a map showing which channels you can potentially receive in your area. This map will also show the direction and distance of local broadcast stations in relation to your location. This information is important in determining the range your antenna will need in order to pick up the desired channels.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home, Cutting the Cord

4 Simple Steps to Prepare for a Power Outage

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Tornadoes, hurricanes or even just severe thunderstorms can easily knock out power and destroy valuable electronic equipment in your home. There’s no way to know when electricity will be restored, so your best bet is to always be prepared. Even when we're warned days in advance of possible severe weather, power outages and surge spikes can still take us by surprise. Be ready for the unexpected by following these 4 simple steps to prepare for a power outage.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home, Safety & Security, Power

A Smart Way to Automate Your Morning

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Waking up to morning light is considered by many to be the gentlest way to rouse oneself from slumber in the morning. This is why many people prefer to have their bedroom facing east so their body can gradually wake as the sun rises.

If you're like me and don’t have a bedroom facing the rising sun a convenient alternative is connecting a GE Bluetooth Plug-In Smart Switch to a lamp. This can be a great way to simulate the rising sun. The light will tell your body that the day is starting and ease you into the process of waking up. The Bluetooth Plug-In Smart Switch is simple to setup and will get you on your way to effortlessly waking up in the morning.

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Topics: Connected Home, How To