Affordable Wireless Lighting

By: Ben Erickson

Wireless lighting systems for your home used to be considered a luxury item that could set you back thousands of dollars, but the JetStream Lighting Control System from CentraLite contains everything you need to control up to five rooms in your house for under $700.

Recessed light fixtures in ceiling.Individual wall switches communicate with each other using radio frequency signals without the need for a central controller, making the system easy to install in existing home.

The JetStream Starter Kit comes with five dimmable wall switches and a battery powered remote control which can be used to turn lights on and off from your house or car. Four preprogrammed lighting scenes are included, but up to 100 custom scenes can be programmed using a computer and optional USB interface device. Additional switches and accessories—like an automated timer, tabletop keypad and controllers for lamps—are available as well.

Installation requires a neutral wire at wall switches, which may not be present in some older homes. The JetStream carries a five-year limited warrenty and can be expanded to control thermostats as well as security and entertainment equipment.

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    Ben Erickson Says:
    March 27th, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Cynthia,
    As you can imagine, we have a lot of problems with mold and mildew here in the Deep South. To kill it, fill a pump up sprayer with 1 part bleach to 4 parts water, add a little detergent like TSP and spray the area. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes or more then rinse it off. It’s a good idea to wet down any grass and wet or cover any bushes near where you will be spraying to prevent the bleach from burning the leaves.



  • Cynthia Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    I see you on the weather channel with great tips. One thing that we experience here (High Plains) is mold growing on the north side of our house on vinyl siding. If you have any great tips to prevent/clean this I would appreciate it. The only tips I can find are to cut trees down (not an option.)
    This is a problem community wide where I live. Very humid summers. Thanks for any help.


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