Georgia Tech Student from Paoli Develops Smartphone-Controlled Way to Switch Lights On, Off

Jason Tu and Theory.

Paoli native and Conestoga High School graduate Jason Tu has co-created a smartphone-controlled way to switch lights on and off, writes Max Bennett for the Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch.

A junior at Georgia Tech, Tu and a pair of other students developed Theory to help the many people who forget to turn off their lights before going to bed and do not feel like getting up again.

They came up with the idea after realizing their dorm lights could not be adjusted to respond to smartphone capabilities that could be controlled by existing options, such as Amazon’s Alexa.

Now, they are trying to get their product off the ground with a crowdfunding campaign.

Theory is easy to install and use, making it ideal for dorms and rental properties as it does not require any messing with screws or wiring.

The device, which has versions to accommodate toggle and flat switches, is placed over each switch and then secured to the wall using an included Command strip. The device is paired with the Theory app, which is then used to turn the lights on and off.

Read more about Jason Tu from the Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch here.

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