I live on a side street and don't like coming home to a dark house. The modlet lets me turn on my foyer lamp as I'm coming home so I feel a lot safer now.
In my home office, I have a electric typewriter, printer, laptop, netbook and cell phone charger plugged into a power strip which is plugged into a modlet. Your software showed me that the strip never goes down below 43 Watts. Since I only use my home office on Fridays, and sometimes on the weekends, I'm going to start scheduling my modlet off Monday thru Thursday when my baseline period's over, so I can start saving money. Thanks a bunch.
The two modlets I have in my apartment here in NYC are awesome! I now know what my TV's and cable boxes are costing me each month when I have to pay my Con Ed bill. I've been able to save over $30 each month with the automated scheduling that shuts the power to my outlets while I'm sleeping and at work. Thanks ThinkEco for letting me create a smart apartment.
My modlet story started with 6 of us students in an engineering design group at Harvard. Nobody had ever heard of the modlet, yet alone ThinkEco, but in a matter of eight weeks into the semester, us students and the modlets became pretty good friends, I must say. Aside from using the modlet, we also had some sort of experiment in mind.
But wait, the modlet can conduct experiments? Well, if you introduce it to students, funny things can happen.
We decided to introduce it to 3 student dorms. Each dorm had specific conditions while they competed to try and reduce their energy consumption: one was just given feedback from the modlet's monitoring capabilities, one was just told about a competition and told to reduce their energy use to win $$, and the last dorm got both. Now, it would have seemed clear that enticing someone with a competition and $50 reward might make them want to reduce their energy. Actually, it turned out that feedback was more influential than monetary rewards or competitions. What does that mean? Our friend the modlet helped us more when we received the feedback so we were able to look at how much energy we actually used.