EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A burglar deterrent called "FakeTV" saves energy and might possibly save your possessions. FakeTV came into existence because Blaine Readler of California used to leave his television on every time he left home. He figured that if a would-be thief saw the flickering glow of a TV he would think someone is home. The burglar would likely move on to an easier target. One evening it occurred to Blaine that all the burglar would see was the light shining through the curtains. He would not see the actual images shown on the power-hungry television. It seemed a shame to waste all that energy making a picture nobody saw. Blaine set about to invent a device called "FakeTV" that replicates the light made by a TV, but not the images.
Blaine studied real televisions. The light they produce may seem random at first glance. A closer look shows that the TV light consists of scene changes, on-screen motion, color changes, and other elements. You would not, for example, confuse the light from a TV with the random flashing colored lights made by a Christmas tree. FakeTV reproduces all of the light effects of real TV, and it never repeats. The result? Viewed from outside the home, FakeTV looks just like real TV.
Most televisions turn on with buttons and cannot be used with timers. Leaving a television set on for days at a time is an effective burglar deterrent, but a waste of energy. FakeTV is much greener, consuming just one-fiftieth the power of a real television. Yet, the twelve built-in super-bright LEDs produce the equivalent total light output of a 27" LCD TV. Also, televisions gradually get dimmer with time. It wastes resources to use up the life of the TV with nobody watching it. One customer says she needed a television on to fall asleep, and now she uses her FakeTV. That is a green benefit Blaine did not expect!
FakeTV costs about 35 euros in most European countries. FakeTV is a trademark of Hydreon Corporation, and the device is patented. For more information, visit http://www.faketv.com
SOURCE Hydreon Corporation