The Energy Joule is Ambient’s latest innovation in its line of energy products. Its elegant display monitors and communicates changes in energy prices by glowing a varying degree of colors. If the device is glowing red, it indicates high energy prices; yellow indicates above average pricing; and green indicates average or low pricing. In addition to the colored backlight, the Energy Joule has a digital screen that transforms wireless data from the home’s smart meter into immediate, easily accessible information about current energy rates and household consumption trends. This screen is also capable of displaying the local weather forecast, making it a valuable device for consumers even when energy usage is not their top priority (such as in off-peak seasons). Ambient’s Energy Joule has recently undergone significant testing to become ZigBee-enabled and ZigBee Certified, enabling it to provide data on energy usage and pricing wirelessly and without the need for an Internet connection. The Ambient Energy Joule is a CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree.