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Everything You Need to Know About USB-C

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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 to charge phones yet robust enough to charge even laptops and tablets. 

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Topics: Around the Home, Mobility, News, Power

Jasco’s GE Z-Wave Plus Smart Motion Dimmer Wins 2018 EXC!TE Award

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The EXC!TE Awards honor the most innovative and powerful products that elevate the in-home entertainment experience.

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Topics: Smart Home, News

Top 3 Trends for Outdoor Landscape Lighting

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Outdoor spaces – from the front to the back – play an important role when it comes to the look and feel of our homes. While the front yard sets the first impression of your home and creates curb appeal, the backyard is often where those special moments take place with friends and family for barbecues, fun games, special occasions and relaxing evenings outside.

If you’re looking to spruce up your outdoor space or add curb appeal, outdoor lighting will surely be important to help you achieve that "wow" factor. Now is the perfect time for a fun DIY weekend project. But before you set out to revamp the look of your outdoor space, we’ve compiled a list of the top landscape trends to consider for 2018.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, Safety & Security, News

Meet Enbrighten Landscape Lights | Color Changes Everything

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We are excited to announce we're expanding our Enbrighten® brand with a line of highly anticipated LED Color Changing Landscape Lights. With more than 120 color combinations and a variety of lengths and lighting options, Enbrighten Landscape Lights add colorful, beautiful ambiance to any outdoor space.

Illuminating your yard with landscape lighting is now a simple DIY project with our new prewired puck lights to brighten your favorite flower bed, entry, path, or patio.
 

 

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, News

Ultimate Guide to Best OKC Patios with Cafe String Lights

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Who doesn't enjoy hanging out on a good patio with friends or family, especially under the warm glow of cafe lights. The coolest patios are usually never without those trendy yet charming cafe lights lighting up the patios of restaurants, parks and local bars. 

Our Enbrighten Cafe String Lights have been popping up in some of the best OKC patios. Here are some places where you can find them:

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Topics: LED Lighting, News

Helping to END World Water Day on March 22

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At Jasco, we support the efforts and attention that is brought to the world water crisis on World Water Day, which is officially on March 22 every year. It’s a day to focus on the importance of clean water and take action to help those without safe access to it.

Nearly 2.1 billion people worldwide are forced to drink dirty water, which is unacceptable. As a result, 3,000 children will die from a water-related illness each day – that’s one death almost every 20 seconds. With World Water Day approaching, let’s reflect on some other alarming statistics stemming from the global water crisis:

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Topics: News

Alexa & Google at the Same Booth? Jasco Made it Happen at CES 2018

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Reflecting back on CES 2018, the Jasco team has a lot to be proud of. We had two major smart home announcements with Amazon and Google, raised money to end the global water crisis, and not only survived, but thrived during the blackout with our EcoSurvivor and Energizer products.

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Topics: Smart Home, News, CES

What You Need to Know About the Amazon Echo Plus and ZigBee

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Amazon continues to improve and add to their Alexa powered products – currently sitting at a total of 6 unique Echo devices. While all interesting in their own way, the most impressive option is the new Echo Plus.

The Echo Plus not only builds on the foundation that the Echo and Echo Dot models have established, but it also improves and adds to it. The audio has received a welcomed upgrade when compared to previous iterations thanks to the improved Dolby speakers that produce crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with 360 degrees of audio. While improved audio is great, the most significant difference from the rest of the Echo family is the inclusion of a built-in ZigBee smart home hub.

Why is that significant? Why should I buy the Amazon Echo Plus over the others? Read here to find out all you need to know about the Echo Plus.

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Topics: Smart Home, Around the Home, News

Introducing the New EcoSurvivor.com

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We're excited to announce the launch of the newly designed microsite for our EcoSurvivor brand of products. You can check it out now at EcoSurvivor.com! Our team members have worked hard to create a completely new site that's visually engaging and easy to navigate, shop for products, and learn about our story and technology behind EcoSurvivor.

With a growing line of durable LED lighting products, portable power solutions, and audio accessories, we knew we needed a site that not only supported the expanding line of products but also helped support and educates people about the real purpose behind our brand and nonprofit partnerships with Water4 and Justin Wren.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Mobility, News, Power

Feature | Keeping Up With USB-C

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This post is originally published on lifehacker.com, read the full post here.

We hate to break it to you, but the traditional USB ports you’ve used to connect your cameras, controllers, and other gizmos for the past 20 years aren’t long for this world. The whole squad’s getting replaced by a few great alternatives, though they each come with their own pros and cons. If you’re thinking of upgrading your devices this year, here are the ports you’ll need to get familiar with to keep up with today’s tech.

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Topics: Mobility, News