Save Energy and Money with the Stylish LivingPlug Outlet
The cost of electricity has gradually risen in my neck of the woods over the past decade. In fact, we recently were informed that our rates would be increasing by up to 40% starting in November! Needless to say, reducing our electricity consumption is high on our priority list. Without spending thousands of dollars on the newest most energy efficient appliances, our strategy is to make small improvements. In the long run, lots of small improvements will eventually add up to savings, and my wallet wont be broken. In my new quest to save energy, one of the cool new products I’ll be employing is LivingPlug.
LivingPlug took the initiative to redesign the electrical wall outlet. What they ended up with was more than just a new stylish take on an old essential household item. LivingPlug takes your old electrical outlet, and turns it into a safer, energy saving, and stylish smart outlet. The LivingPlug simply plugs into your existing outlet. It can be secured to the outlet by using the existing screw hole that fastens the current face-plate to the outlet, or you can just simply plug it in. LivingPlug has 3 receptacles, plus a 2.1A High Capacity USB input to charge a huge number of smart devices that use USB charging ports.
Honestly, this was the feature that fueled my desire to own a LivingPlug. There’s a particular outlet in my living room that my wife and I fight over. I charge my iPhone and iPad from this outlet, plus my wife uses it for her laptop (the laptop’s battery is shot). I’m constantly needing to unplug my device cord to make room for her laptop. Now that we have LivingPlug, everything can stay plugged in at the same time.
Another great feature of LivingPlug is its ability to “unplug” devices when not in use, without actually needing to unplug them. LivingPlug has an “unplug” button that kills the power to all devices plugged into it. This eliminates “vampire charges”, which are basically energy leaches – draining unnecessary electricity from the grid simply because an electrical device is plugged in. According to EnergyStar, the average household spends $100 per year to power devices that are off. This is an eyeopening statistic if I’ve ever seen one, and i’m taking the initiative to prevent this in my home with LivingPlug.
Safety is another key feature that the LivingPlug added to my home. We have 3 children under 8 yrs old. Our especially rambunctious and exploratory 2 year old son, likes to try everything at least once. Our current at-reach outlets have child protection covers inside the receptacles, but it’s easy to forget to plug the protective cover back in after using the receptacle. LivingPlug has tamper-resistant receptacles built in to the unit. In fact, the receptacles aren’t even visible with the faceplate on the unit. This not only protects the receptacles from tamper, but it places them “out of site – out of mind” for kids.
Last but not least are the endless styling options for LivingPlug. Faceplates slip on and off with ease, and are fully interchangeable. We received a Halloween themed pumpkin faceplate that has been adding a spooky touch to our living area. The LivingPlug faceplate options are seemingly endless! They have covers for every occasion, style, and you can even customize your own! We are going to be having a blast changing up our outlet!