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Commack High School
Commack, N.Y.
Standby power usage reduction device


We will invent a device that reduces standby power consumption in the home and office.  By using infrared radiation sensors and current measurement techniques, the device will be able to determine when to turn on and turn off power to an appliance. The device will be a small module that connects the appliance to a wall outlet.  Costing less than $35, the device will allow the common consumer will be able to effectively and inexpensively decrease his or her energy usage.