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Windows 7: The Clapper

19 Nov 2010   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
The Clapper

I recently bought a clapper for my bedroom lamp, because it's not within reach of my bed. I now understand why it only had a 30 day warranty, because that is about as long as it lasted. I would get another, but see no reason if that is to be expected. I'm wondering if anyone has had better luck?
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19 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

So your clapper has clapped out ? (Sorry about the awful pun.)

I've no experience of sound-operated switches, but can't you move it so that it IS in reach of your bed? You could try using a plug-in timer or, if you feel confident enough, how about wiring a switch onto a lead that is long enough to reach your bed and then make the appropriate connections within the lamp so that you can turn it on/off with that switch?
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19 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

There are remote outlets like these:

Amazon.com: Wireless Remote Control Outlet Switch Socket 3 Pack (3 Outlets) * BATTERY INCLUDED *: Home Improvement

That I think would serve you much better. This way, the clap (rofl) is not involved in any way... at least relating to the lamp.
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19 Nov 2010   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have had a few of these


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19 Nov 2010   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jelyman View Post
There are remote outlets like these:

Amazon.com: Wireless Remote Control Outlet Switch Socket 3 Pack (3 Outlets) * BATTERY INCLUDED *: Home Improvement

That I think would serve you much better. This way, the clap (rofl) is not involved in any way... at least relating to the lamp.
Hmm, that sounds pretty good, except that it would mean always managing to keep the remote locatable, which could be a problem for me when groggy and in the dark. I'll think about it. Thanks.
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19 Nov 2010   #6

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I have had a few of these
Another good idea, but I would probably end up tripping over the cord.
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19 Nov 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

jelyman, +1 on the remote outlet !
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19 Nov 2010   #8

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Never had a clapper, but never heard anything bad about them

Got a Star Trek voice activated light dimmer, never had any probs with that...
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19 Nov 2010   #9

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jelyman View Post
There are remote outlets like these:

Amazon.com: Wireless Remote Control Outlet Switch Socket 3 Pack (3 Outlets) * BATTERY INCLUDED *: Home Improvement

That I think would serve you much better. This way, the clap (rofl) is not involved in any way... at least relating to the lamp.
Thanks, I ordered some of these on eBay. Now I have to find a way to chain the remote around my neck. I thought it curious that the battery that is included is 12 volt, that an odd size for such a small device.
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20 Nov 2010   #10

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I want to know if the Star Trek dimmer works with only Federation speak or also responds to Kligon and Romulan?
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