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Q8LCS: A Mobile Application to Remotely Control Electricity Consumption

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Executive Summary

Electricity consumption and production are two of the main causes of energy crisis, global heating and environmental pollution. Many solutions have been introduced to lower electricity consumption. The main ideas to solve the problem include raising awareness, giving live feedback to users and providing some tools for them to control their homes remotely. In this paper, the authors introduce Q8LCS (Kuwait Lighting Control System) which is a mobile application that enables its users to control their regular home lighting and appliances via mobile phones. Through this application users can check if the lights/appliances are on or off in each room. Also, users can know if someone is inside the room by motion sensors.

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