Batteryless / Wireless Lighting Controls use NASA Technology

December 16, 2013 by Power Pulse1595211359

With the Lightning Switch® from PulseSwitch Systems, LC, anyone can install controls for lights and appliances in minutes, while saving as much as 70% to 80% of the installed cost of regular wired switches. These unique remote control switches can work for decades, and they never need batteries. Lightning Switch wireless transmitters (the switch controls) use piezoelectric technology originally developed at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to generate their own electricity whenever the Transmitter button is pushed. Their radio signals go 50 ft. to 100+ ft. right through walls, floors and ceilings.

And when using the Lightning® System Extender, transmission range within a building or compact complex of buildings is unlimited. The System Extender offers a boost for the entire system whether it includes two products or 100 products! In renovation and remodeling projects, Lightning Switches save $100s or $1,000s per switch because they require no wires to the switch, no demolition, no patching, no re-painting and no hassle.

Put Lightning Transmitters wherever it’s needed: on almost any surface (even stone or glass), left on a table, in a drawer, in a car, or in a coat pocket. Mount them permanently or use them as a handheld. Lightning receivers wire-in to junction boxes or plug-in to outlets. Connect whatever needs to be controlled; the lamp, light fixture, exhaust fan, etc., to the Receiver and that’s it. Each Receiver can be controlled by up to 40 transmitters. A transmitter can control any number of receivers.

Electrical contractors across the United States and Canada are using the Lightning Switch to save time and money in what would be difficult installations for regular wired switches. Lightning Switch products can be installed in minutes (sometimes in seconds), at a small fraction of the cost. Thousands of users have created three-way switches where they only had one switch before.

In renovation projects, the Lightning Switch can save hundreds and even thousands of dollars in re-wiring costs. This is especially true in solid wall construction, like brick and concrete structures, buildings with cement-stucco walls and log homes. Lightning Switches are used to avoid the costly and inconvenient installation of Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) switches in kitchens and bathrooms. Since Lightning Transmitters have no outside source of electricity -- there is no shock hazard.

A popular use for Lightning Switches is in leased spaces. Lightning Switch Transmitters can be attached to modular walls and left there. The wall can be repositioned whenever needed to rearrange the space for a new tenant, and the “switch” never needs to be re-wired, because it has no wires.