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Control Many IR Devices from a Single IR Emitter Output
Blast IR Emitter
IR Blaster- IR Emitter For Smarthome Products
Item# 8174
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  • Use with Smarthome Design products
  • Blast a rack of equipment with IR light

Essential Info

A high-power blast IR emitter that can be used to blast IR signals up to about 35 feet when used with Smarthome Design brand products. Use multiple emitters together to increase range or give better coverage within a room. To install, simply drill a small hole and push fit or use a dab of glue to hold it in place.

What's Included

  • Blast IR Emitter
  • More Info

    The best range will be obtained when connected to an output that do not use 'current limiting resistors' like these products:
    • Smarthome Design HouseLinc Home Automation interface

    • X10 to IR Controller

    • Computer-Controllable Learning IR Remote
    When used with IR connecting blocks, which do use current limiting resistors, the range will be significantly less.



    Smarthome Design Product No.:8174


    15 Ratings
    5 star: 53%  (8)
    4 star: 27%  (4)
    3 star: 13%  (2)
    2 star: 7%  (1)
    1 star: 0%  (0)
    Average Customer Rating
    (15 customer ratings)
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    WAYNE -- cumming, GA   12/17/2009
    The blaster is working, but the blaster itself is like a small light bulb - looks a little fagile.
    RICHARD -- bowmanville, ON   10/9/2009
    Works ok. Very directional. You really nead to point the end towards the target. This makes for a trickier setup.
    VICKIE -- washougal, WA   8/17/2009
    Very difficult to find anywhere else, good price and came relatively quickly. The product was very easy to use.
    ANGIELEAN -- gainesville, FL   8/22/2008
    Is exactly what it's supposed to do at a very reasonable price.
    IAN -- saskatoon, SK   8/6/2007
    Range is only about 10 feet with a USB-UIRT, but otherwise it works as advertised...
    RONALD -- dracut, MA   5/31/2007
    Nothing to say! Its a wire with an LED on the end.
    BRUCE -- san francisco, CA   1/17/2007
    works perfectly
    FRANCIS -- manhattan beach, CA   5/15/2006
    worked surprisingly well
    ERIC -- stockbridge, GA   2/13/2006
    It was a great experience. I was a little concern about ordering through the internet, however I was impress by the accuracy of the product and customer service. Eric
    TIMOTHY -- evans, GA   1/28/2006
    Works great!
    ROD -- hamden, CT   11/10/2005
    No problems. Easy hookup.
    KENNETH -- antioch, CA   6/1/2005
    Works Excellent!
    FEMI -- newcastle, WA   5/15/2005
    Excellent product!
    DELOS -- port ludlow, WA   3/21/2005
    Good Value as always
    ROB -- houston, TX   2/25/2005
    Ordered for testing, works good
    TOM -- west palm beach, FL   12/31/2004
    Saved time I would have spent soldering.
    ROBERT -- newport, KY   12/9/2004
    Item was as stated on website, shipped in a reasonable time, worked as needed. No complaints.
    JON -- kettering, OH   11/2/2004
    good price
    Bill D. -- Baltimore   10/14/2004
    Use a fibre washer, or several thin mylar washers on the plug to space it out the small amount necessary to get the proper contact in the socket. Just slide the washer onto the mini plug and plug in normally. NO metal washers!
    MICHAEL -- purchase, NY   4/28/2004
    For future customers: If you have a Bose Lifestyle sound system and you need a stronger IR emitter, this one will work for you. Don't push the plug all the way in however, the plug is just slightly too big. In order for it to work properly it must be only about 90 -95% pluged in. Hope this helps.

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