Radio Waves - Aurora Makes installing a wireless, radio frequency–based lighting control system easy. Simply replace five existing light switches with AuroRa dimmers, then plug in the five-button tabletop master device for remote control throughout the house. Available in white, ivory, almond, and light almond, the system comes in packages containing five dimmers, one master control, one wireless controller, and a central antenna. Cost: $750 for a five-dimmer package. Lutron. 610-282-3800. www.lutron.com.
Heat Is On - This propane forced-air heater can make a big difference when the temperature dips. Ideal for drywall installers, painters, and carpenters, the unit has an adjustable heat output and a continuous spark ignition so it never cuts out, the company says. It is protected with a roll-cage design and molded plastic end-caps. Cost: starting at $139. Desa Heating Products. 866-672-6040. www.desaint.com.
Pulling Power - Inspired by the shape of a real potato, The Potato Pull addresses the trend toward oversized hardware. Easier to grab, the handles measure 12 or 24 inches and come as a back-to-back set for interior doors. The line is available in a range of finishes such as stainless steel, oil-rubbed bronze, and satin brass antique. Cost: $130 to $270 depending on size and finish. MNG Hardware. 215-357-5700. www.mnghardware.com.
Blade Runner - Tape measures often require two hands. Not this one. The Roll-A-Blade tape measure has a blade that automatically extends forward as the user rolls the tape on a work surface, freeing the user's other hand for marking with a pencil. The blade then locks in place until it is released. The nylon-coated blade has a nail grip end-hook. Cost: $12.99. Komelon USA. 888-396-8273. www.komelonusa.com.
Small but Solid - Weighing only 8 pounds, The Fuego 6 ½-Inch Framing Saw does the work of a standard 7 ¼-inch circular saw and more, the manufacturer says. It has a composite shoe, 0–50 degree bevel capacity, a depth-of-cut setting, and an integrated dust blower that redirects engine air away from the cut line. The 12-amp motor runs at 6,100 rpm. Cost: $139. Ridgid. 800-474-3443. www.ridgid.com.
Boiling Over - Traditionally, hydronic or radiant floor heating systems required time-consuming installation and space for a large boiler. This wall-hung unit measures 24.2 inches tall, 18.3 inches wide, and 9.4 inches deep, so it conserves space, cuts energy costs, and reduces installation time and expenses, the company says. It is available in two versions: 199,000 or 150,000 BTUs. Cost: $3,000. Noritz. 877-916-6748. www.noritz.com.