[ADVERTORIAL] The long-awaited Zman Switch, a device which will dramatically change the way frum Jews light their homes on Shabbos, is finally available for purchase online, directly from the manufacturer at www.zmantechnologies.com.
The new Zman Switch is essentially a mini computer, pre-programmed with the entire Hebrew calendar thru the year 2050, as well as candle lighting times and nightfall for any location across North America. The Zman Switch requires only a one-time setup, with all on and off preferences for Shabbos and Yom Tov then permanently set, based upon candle lighting time or nightfall. A choice of zmanim preferences allows for everyone to set it according their custom.
Another vital breakthrough feature is the automatic deactivation of the switch’s on and off function for the duration of Shabbos. Highly lauded by rabbonim, this feature eliminates inadvertent Chillul Shabbos, a common occurrence in most homes and ensures that lights remain on or off, as desired, for the duration of Shabbos.
Most of us are familiar with the phenomenon of having to sit in the dark all Shabbos long. With the Zman Switch, once Shabbos arrives, it cannot be switched on or off until Shabbos ends, eliminating the need for tape, Velcro or light covers to prevent anything from triggering the switch. A simple Emergency Override feature easily reactivates the switch in the event of a life threatening situation.
Rabbonim have also expressed their enthusiasm for the switch’s fixed on and off presets and the automatic changeover to Shabbos mode. This helps prevent many of the mix-ups, which often result in Amirah La’akum. The parameters of Amirah L’akum are highly complex and in many cases the utilization of this leniency can be problematic or even prohibited.
In addition to enhancing the Shabbos, the ZMAN switch eliminates the Pre-Shabbos stress of fiddling with timers, and for the technically challenged, it ensures proper set times each and every Shabbos.
With its sleek, unobtrusive, modern design and low-cost purchase price, the Zman switch is ideal for every light in the home. The device’s standard weekday settings make it an easy-to-use tool for weeklong, energy-saving home lighting automation.
The Zman Switch is the inaugural, flagship product of an exclusive line of devices to be developed by Zman Technologies, with the goal of harnessing modern technology for the enhancement of kedushas Shabbos. This includes a number of innovative solutions to address and rectify many of the Shabbos issues relating to modern home appliances.
This is the first time that a product of this nature has received such broad support from Rabbonim of all backgrounds. Some of the Rabbis who have enthusiastically welcomed the product include Rav Yisroel Belsky, Rav Shlomo Miller and the Bais Hora’ah of Lakewood, Rav Menachem Meir Weissmandl, Rav Moshe Klein, Rav Usher Eckstein, Rav Mordechai Willig, Rav Binyamin Forst and Rav Yechezkel Roth and his Bais Din.
The Zman-Switch is now available for online purchase directly from the manufacturer at www.zmantechnologies.com. It is expected to hit the shelves of leading electrical supply outlets, hardware and Judaica stores in approximately 1-2 weeks, depending on location.