I have it hooked up to a power strip running my Xbox, Apple TV, BluRay, and TV so when I’m finished watching I can simply push the button on the remote and all of my devices lose power. This saves on standby power by preventing the devices from drawing electricity that isn’t really necessary. Of course you want to make sure that all of your devices are already turned off before cutting the power to them! I measured the electrical draw and my setup was using 13 watts of electricity at standby and this device uses only 1 watt. Pretty awesome!
I wanted to be able to turn it off from the office when I returned. It works like a charm. For some strange reason I turn off the lamp and then pull it out of the light socket at night. It’s next to my bedroom door. You do not have to disconnect it because I have used it both ways and it works great!!!
And now all I have to do is tap the button! It works so well I bought another one for a bedroom lamp, so much easier to reach over and press the button than looking for the turn switch.
I would recommend this for anyone with a difficult switch, or perhaps one in a hard to find spot, also it anyone has any issues with their hands such as arthritis.
The only real problem is that the range of the remote is a bit hit-&-miss… particularly with the battery supplied. By the way, the battery isnt your standard AA or AAA either, its an A23 which may or may not be difficult to find in your area. Also the plug-in bits just a -little- too wide to go in side-by-side on most power strips.
My room lamp is all the way on the other side of the room. This product helps especially when reading at night and tucked in bed. At this point, I really do not feel like moving or walking all the way over on the other side of the room to turn off the lamp. Wonderful – and I do not feel lazy (smile)
We moved into a house that was built with no overhead lighting. We’re out in the woods, so when it gets dark – it’s really dark! These have been a godsend to us. I have a few of these and I also have the other style that has 3 separate plug units with one remote. Perfect for my living room (3 lamps). the remote sits on a small end table just inside the room. We used to trip and fall trying to get to lights, etc. not anymore!
We also use this for Indoor holiday lighting. I have my tree & foyer displays set up on one remote. perfect.
Bonus: For people who wake up during the night (hot flashes, night sweats, etc.), try putting a fan in your room and use one of these… if you wake up, push the button and blast air on you for a minute or two, then push the off switch – without ever getting out of bed! You can go right back to sleep! Wonderful product!