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RELAY the convenience of your WALL SWITCH function to any other electrical DEVICE in the room with the e5 Relay!
122 backers pledged $21,172 to help bring this project to life.

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Do you have a WALL SWITCH powering an OUTLET?  Do you wish you could customize which OUTLETS it controls?

Then you need the e5 Relay!

e5 Global Innovations is pleased to introduce the e5 Relay device.

THE CHALLENGE:

Your WALL SWITCH is connected to an OUTLET that is either behind furniture or on the wrong side of the room away from the lamp or other device you want it to control.  

This renders the WALL SWITCH and OUTLET limited or even worse, useless.

THE SOLUTION:

We have developed a low-cost, plug-in solution that allows the WALL SWITCH to control ANY OUTLET in the room.  You can configure the room just the way YOU want it.   

It’s time to recover those “lost” wall switches and outlets!

The PATENT PENDING e5 Relay is a transmitter and receiver pair that plugs into your existing power outlets.  Plug the transmitter into the SWITCHED OUTLET, then plug the RECEIVER or RECEIVERS into any other outlet to control your devices again.  That’s it!

No need for a cumbersome smartphone APP or expensive bridge devices to connect to your computer. You DON'T even need a wireless network! It's an easy plug and play device that works right out of the box.

The e5 Relay is a combination of transmitter and receiver devices that give you the ability to relay your wall switch function to anywhere in your house or apartment.

The devices simply plug into your home’s electrical outlets and send on/off signals wirelessly.

The application of this product is straightforward:

  • You plug the TRANSMITTER into the outlet that is controlled by the WALL SWITCH.
  • You plug the RECEIVER into any other power outlet in the home and connect the Lamp, TV, Stereo, Fish tank, Lava Lamp - anything you want - to that receiver.
  • Now, you have the convenience of the wall switch controlling that device.  It's that easy!

AND, you can connect multiple receivers to a single transmitter to control any number of electrical devices.  Efficient, expandable, easy.

YOU can control ANYTHING!   What do you want to CONNECT?

 Let’s be clear what the e5 Relay can do:

  • NO WiFi, Bluetooth, or Smartphone needed to make the e5 Relay work. Just open the box, plug them in, and flip your wall switch.
  • FLIP the wall switch and your devices will turn on INSTANTANEOUSLY (or at least 1 AC cycle which is approximately 0.017s).
  • Control ANY electrical device within a room (up to 15 amps, which is what most outlets are rated); and our optimization will seek to extend the range to work throughout a modest size house.
  • WIRELESS communication is in the 2.5 GHz radio frequency (RF) band.
  • The devices will NOT interfere with other wireless devices.
  • The communication is SECURE, and cannot be hacked into other networks (WiFi, computer, etc.).
  • The Transmitter and Receiver devices will be factory PAIRED.
  • Additional Receivers will be sold separately to EXPAND your control.
  • If you have questions, please ASK!
Designer's layout of the e5 Relay Transmitter.
Designer's layout of the e5 Relay Transmitter.

Elegant, Ergonomic, Exciting, and Easy are just some of the ways to describe the design of the new e5 Relay devices.

The low-profile TRANSMITTER device discretely plugs into your SWITCHED OUTLET and communicates wirelessly to the receiver unit.

We’ve included an outlet on the front so you can keep your existing devices plugged into your switched outlet, too.

There is also an LED indicator on the unit to indicate when power is turned on to unit.

Designer's layout of the e5 Relay Receiver
Designer's layout of the e5 Relay Receiver

These practical devices simply plug into your electrical receptacles and open up new ways to Enhance Your Home Environment.

The devices were professionally designed to integrate seamlessly and functionally into a dwelling's existing electrical system.  The switched outlet is located on the SIDE of the low-profile RECEIVER.  This allows the unit to fit behind furniture and make the connection easy.

One flip of the WALL SWITCH unlocks the convenience and control of multiple electrical devices in your home.

We are currently seeking support to take our e5 Relay to the next phase of development.

With a successful Kickstarter campaign, we will:

  • Further optimize the devices to seamlessly function in domestic environments without interference
  • Acquire applicable regulatory compliances (UL, FCC, etc.)
  • Simplify the feature for synchronizing multiple devices
  • Collaborate with open source API’s (Application Programming Interface) for 3rd party Home Automation integration
  • Manufacture devices to fulfill campaign obligations as well as initial sales

This will also allow us to solicit investor funding with market proven sales, and an enhanced, shelf-ready device for mass commercialization.

See below for a brief (0:58) video advertisement for the e5 Relay!

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Your help in kick-starting this endeavor is GREATLY APPRECIATED and of value without compare.

THANK YOU for visiting this campaign and I hope you find Everyday Living Made Easy with our products!

We started this endeavor with a simple need to control our room appliances more conveniently.  That need turned into a passion to develop an elegant, and easy to use device to regain our ‘lost’ wall switches.

Below is the initial prototype with 2 receivers to control multiple appliances.

e5 Relay Working Prototype
e5 Relay Working Prototype

And here is a view of the internal components of the transmitter in the working prototype enclosure.

Internal componentry of Transmitter Prototype
Internal componentry of Transmitter Prototype
Internal componentry of Transmitter Prototype
Internal componentry of Transmitter Prototype

Since that time, we had the prototypes developed to meet our criteria and started a company along the way to share our newly developed product.

Fast forward to today: e5 Global Innovations is dedicated to enhancing the user’s home environment with simple, innovative devices that impart an elegant convenience.

In addition to the e5 Relay, we have developed yet another device for the home or apartment to build upon that convenience.  Our patent pending system is also being used in the next device: the e5 3-Way Relay.  

Check out the brief (1:00) advertisement below:

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With these devices and others on the way, we are building our suite of products for the home, and reaffirming our commitment to the home experience.  Check out the SNEAK-PEEK of the e5 3-Way Relay below.   

We've all had experience with turning off the bedroom light and scurrying to bed in the dark.......well, no more thanks to the e5 3-Way Relay!

COMING SOON, this PATENT PENDING device will use the same e5 Relay TRANSMITTER, but with a convenient table top RECEIVER.  This receiver includes a switch on the device to turn your on/off switched receptacle into a 3-Way switch!

There are more products coming.....stay tuned!

Exciting.

Wow, I know we need these devices yesterday……unfortunately, we have a few things to take care of before we can get the first devices into the hands of our backers.

In order to start enjoying our enhanced environments, we need to meet a few critical path milestones.  Below is our anticipated schedule to achieve our goal:

In the world of innovation, we understand there will be setbacks and delays that are out of our control.  We will do our best to stay on schedule and communicate to our backers of any potential delays.

Many Thanks - e5 Global Innovations Team
Many Thanks - e5 Global Innovations Team

Risks and challenges

The obvious setback is an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign. That is why your support and willingness to get the word out is so important.

Apart from that, there will be many aspects that will require our full attention to manage and foster this commercialization process. Some of those aspects are as follows:

* Optimization Partner – We have already solicited proposals to further develop and optimize these devices for seamless integration in the home, apartment, condominium; basically any dwelling.

* Manufacturer Partner – There are many consumer electronic manufacturers and partnering with the right one is critical for a successful, operating device that can be delivered according to our schedule.

* Regulatory Compliance – Safe, effective operation and one that does not interfere with - or is susceptible to - outside interference is critical. The componentry and signal communication in our devices is time proven, and we feel we have already mitigated a lot of the burden (and setbacks) of novel systems by adopting this approach.

* Scale-up End Manufacturing – Again, partnering with the right manufacturing entity is critical to introduce this product to the consumer. We will be vetting manufacturers early and using materials that are readily available and consistent with our high level of quality.

* Distribution – The initial fulfillment will be hands-on to ensure our products reach the eager backers of this campaign as soon as possible. Larger, mass commercialization fulfillment will be done in concert with the ongoing development, since these devices can be used immediately by consumers.

Lastly, it is our primary goal to make this a successful campaign and commercial device. We will do all that we can to anticipate and mitigate setbacks, and when they arise, we will be as open as possible in explaining and advising of any schedule impacts to our backers.

Thank you for your support and understanding!

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    Early Adopter. **Limited Availability** You will receive an e5 Relay Transmitter and Receiver pair of devices from the first production run to enjoy in your home. You will also receive an e5 Graphic Tee-shirt, and your name will be part of the Donor's Hall of Fame!

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    Exciting Rewards. You will receive an e5 Relay Transmitter and TWO Receivers to control more devices with the flip of a switch. These will come from the first production run to enjoy in your home.

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    Enhancing Brilliance. You will receive TWO e5 Relay Transmitters and Receivers to control more devices in more rooms with the flip of a switch. These will come from the first production run to enjoy in your home or give as a gift!

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    Extraordinary Living. You will receive an e5 Relay Transmitter and THREE Receivers to control more devices with the flip of a switch. These will come from the first production run to enjoy in your home.

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    Enlivened Home. You will receive THREE e5 Relay Transmitters and Receivers to control more devices in more rooms with the flip of a switch. These will come from the first production run to enjoy in your home or give as a gift!

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    Elegant Manor. You will receive FOUR sets of e5 Relay Transmitter and TWO Receivers. That is control for FOUR rooms with at least 2 separate devices in each room with the flip of a switch. These will come from the first production run to enjoy in your home or give as gifts. You will also receive a personalized thank you card, and an e5 logo collared shirt!

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    Exquisite Benefactor. You will receive FIVE SETS of e5 Relay Transmitter and TWO Receivers. That is control for FIVE rooms with at least 2 separate devices in each room with the flip of a switch. You will also receive a framed and signed thank you card, an e5 logo collared shirt, and an e5 3-Way Relay from the first production run.

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    Experience e5. You will receive SIX SETS of e5 Relay Transmitter and TWO Receivers. That is control for SIX rooms with at least 2 separate devices in each room with the flip of a switch. You will also be invited to dinner with the founders, receive a framed and signed thank you card, an e5 logo collared shirt, and an e5 3-Way Relay from the first production run.

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