“Those who burn more fuel than necessary violate the law of Bal Tashchis [unnecessary wastefulness]” (Talmud, Shabbos 67b).
KosherSwitch® can save you $46/year* on your electric bill!
Our logo is blue, but our technology is green… KosherSwitch® facilitates the environmental and energy-conscious ideals that are actively sought by institutions and consumer alike. By allowing fixtures to turn on when needed, and turn off when no longer required, energy waste is dramatically curbed. Our “competitors” are timers that stay on much longer than required, or the wasteful alternative of leaving a fixture on for the entire Sabbath and Jewish holidays. KosherSwitch® promotes a greener lifestyle for consumers and commercial clients alike.
For illustrative purposes, we have calculated the average electricity savings potential for a New York home with a KosherSwitch® installed (the same holds true for institutions, although the metric will vary). The savings realized are substantial, and are based on the following calculations and assumptions (*actual savings will vary depending on these assumptions) :
- 52 days X 14 wasteful hours/day X 300W (0.30 kWh) X $0.209/kWh = $45.65 saved every year while using a KosherSwitch®…
- Although there are approximately 60 days/year (Sabbath and holidays) when KosherSwitch® would yield energy savings, we have used only the Sabbaths, or 52 days/year, in our calculations.
- July 2013 electricity pricing is 20.90 cents/kWh in the New York region (sources here).
- The room illuminated by the light fixture is occupied for 10 hours during the Sabbath. The rest of the time the fixture is active is needless and wasteful.
- Savings are based on a 300W light fixture controlled by a KosherSwitch® versus the same fixture left on for the duration of the Sabbath.
- The KosherSwitch Classic KSC-US-1201 introduces less than 1W overhead when installed, regardless of the operating mode (Sabbath vs Normal). In an entire year, this translates to less than 1.84 spent on the overhead (24 hours/day X 365 days/year = 8.760 kWh), which is recouped when factoring in holiday usage as per above.