Q8LCS: A Mobile Application to Remotely Control Electricity Consumption

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Issue Date
Feb 2011
Zeid, Amir
Journal Article
Electricity consumption and production are two of the main causes of energy crisis, global heating and environmental pollution. Many solutions have been introduced to lower electricity consumption. The main ideas to solve the problem include raising awareness, giving live feedback to users and providing some tools for them to control their homes remotely. In this paper, we introduce Q8LCS (Kuwait Lighting Control System) which is a mobile application that enables its users to control their regular home lighting and appliances via mobile phones. Through this application users can check if the lights/appliancesare on or off in each room. Also, users can know if someone is inside the room by motion sensors.In addition, users can switch the lights on or off using their mobile phones.