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2016 Hot 50 Products

As you’ll see in our selections for 2016, more manufacturers are optimizing the efficiency, comfort and performance of their products by integrating connected technology into them.

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WHEN SCOUTING FOR this year’s winners, we asked all of the usual questions: Does the product contribute to a home’s durability, energy efficiency and/or resilience? Is it made from renewable materials? What is the manufacturing impact? Does it represent a new threshold for the industry? You’ll probably notice that many of this year’s picks optimize their functions by combining improved design with connected technology. The Internet of Things is influencing more and more product categories, and is even changing how pros use the tools of their trade. We hope you’ll discover a few winners that will help your projects be even greener this year.

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    Panasonic WhisperGreen Select

    Panasonic’s 2016 Energy Star Most Efficient IAQ solution incorporates a set of features that enable customization and easier installation. A speed selector allows users to choose required airflow, while Plug N’ Play modules allow further customization. WhisperGreen Select features an ultra-energy efficient DC motor with built-in SmartFlow technology to ensure optimal CFM output, even in the case of a complicated duct run. Read More

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    Whirlpool Smart Top Load Washer and Dryer

    The new Whirlpool® Smart Top Load Washer and Dryer makes care more intuitive by connecting to any mobile device and allowing homeowners to have both control and exceptional fabric care. Read More

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    Stack Lighting

    Stack lights automatically adjust to the rhythm of your life and home. Using the power of sensors and natural light to maximize energy savings, Stack lights dim themselves automatically according to the ambient light in the room. As the first responsive light with sensors embedded in each bulb, they’re able to sense when you enter the room so they turn on when you’re there and off when you’re not, so you never have to flip a switch again. Stack lights also adjust their color temperature throughout the day to mimic natural sunlight in tune with your body’s natural circadian rhythm, which helps you and your family relax before bed and wake feeling refreshed. Fully controllable and programmable via the Stack Lighting app, the lights also learn from your preferences over time and adapt to their environment. Better light, better life. Read More

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