All posts by DIY Smart Home Guy

Sun Joe MJ401E Electronic Lawn Mower Review

In this episode we will perform a full product review of the Sun Joe MJ401E Electronic Lawn Mower. It may look like a toy, but this is a little giant of a machine. We will show you the good and the bad, but in the end, you will see why this is a new device worth looking at.

GE Add-On Switch for Z-Wave 12723

  • Provides ultimate flexibility with your GE in-wall smart switch, dimmer or fan control
  • Requires a GE home automation switch, not a standalone switch
  • Includes white and light almond paddles that will match most standard wall plates (wall Plate not included)
  • Screw terminal installation provides improved space efficiency when replacing existing switches compared to flying leads (neutral connection required for installation)
  • Compatible with GE in-wall z-wave, Bluetooth, and ZigBee switches, dimmers and fan controls

Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower

  • The Sun Joe Mow Joe uses a powerful, 12 amp, electric motor to quickly and efficiently mow your lawn
  • Easy push button start; no messy oils or gasoline
  • Three-position height adjustment up to 2-2/5 inches
  • Compact design is easy to maneuver and takes up less storage space
  • Hard-top grass catcher detaches easily for convenient disposal

Chamberlain MYQ-G0201 MyQ-Garage Door Opener

  • Monitor, open and close your garage door from anywhere with your smartphone.
  • Choose to receive alerts/notifications on your smartphone when you garage door opens and closes.
  • Works with most brands of garage door openers made after 1993 that have standard safety sensors.
  • Installs in minutes and works with your home’s Wi-Fi, via the FREE Chamberlain MyQ Garage App.
  • Included: Wi-Fi Hub, Power Cord, Mounting Bracket, Door Sensor, Instructions for FREE App download.

Leviton Plug-in Dimmer and Appliance Module Review and Setup

In this episode we are going to review what could be considered to be the most basic and essential piece of your home automation project: The Plug-in Module. Today we will be looking at two different modules made by Leviton: the Appliance Module (VRPA1-1LW) and the Dimmer Module (VRPD3-1LW). At the end of the video I’ll show you how to connect the Leviton Dimmer module to your Wink Hub.

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Leviton VRPD3-1LW Vizia RF Series 300-watt Scene Capable Plug-In Lamp Dimming Module, White

Vizia RF + Series 300 Watt Scene Capable Plug-In Lamp Dimming Module with Z-Wave Technology for CFL/LED/Incandescent Turn any standard receptacle into the essence of “smart” lighting with the scene capable plug in lamp dimming module.

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Leviton VRPA1-1LW Vizia RF Plus Scene Capable Plug-in Appliance Module, White

The Vizia RF + Scene Capable Plug-in Appliance Module (VRP15-1LW) is ideal for any residential setting that needs remote ON/OFF switching of appliances, motor loads up to 1/2 HP, or freestanding lights, including Incandescent, LED, Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent loads Typical applications include switching of fluorescent lamps, portable fans, kitchen appliances, indoor fountains and more.

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Dynamic Mounting – Right Height TV Mount Review and Installation

An important part of every smart home is the smart TV. Today we wont be looking at the TV however, we will be looking at the TV mount. Since we have a fireplace with a hallway on both sides, my living room layout has limited options for TV placement. Basically we’re limited to in front of the fireplace or over the fireplace. The problem with over the fireplace is that it puts the TV up too high. And, obviously, in front of the fireplace prevents fireplace use. Not to mention it puts furniture in a place I would rather it not be.
So to solve our problem, we purchased the Right Height Mount from Dynamic Mounting. This mount lets you place your TV above a mantle, and then pull it down to a comfortable height when you want to watch TV. I will show a time lapse of the installation process at the end of this video.

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Dynamic Mounting Right Height Mount

The Right Height TV Mount is made to easily move curved and flat panel televisions up and down whenever you need it to. It works with most curved and flat panel televisions 40in and larger, up to 70 lbs. The Right Height TV Mount frees up square footage in your home by allowing you to mount your TV in spaces that were not possible or too awkward before, such as over the fireplace.

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