Measurement FTV-7 FTV-10 FTV-11 Units
Light Output Equivalent size of LCD television simulated* 25 27 40 inches
Peak light output, measured at 2 feet 60 61 150 lux
Average light output, measured at 2 feet 30 31 75 lux
Light Sensor Turn on threshold 0.5 0.5 0.5 lux
Arm threshold (to get ready for new cycle) 3 3 3 lux
Interrupt timer cycle threshold,
incandescent source
40 40 40 lux
Switch positions OFF
Dusk + 5 Hours
Dusk + 4 Hours
Dusk + 7 Hours
Dusk + 4 Hours
Dusk + 7 Hours
Operating Temperature range -20 to +40 -20 to +40 -20 to +40 C
Voltage range, US power supply 100 – 240 100 – 240 100 – 240 VAC
Input Voltage 9 9 9 VDC
Power consumption, operating 2 2 2 W
Power consumption, standby 0.3 0.3 0.3 W
Product Dimensions 81 x 58 x 58 81 x 69 x 64 81 x 69 x 64 mm
3.2 x 2.3 x 2.3 3.2 x 2.7 x 2.5 3.2 x 2.7 x 2.5 inches
Product weight 3.1 4.5 4.7 oz
88 126 126 gm
Package Dimensions 203 x 114 x 51 140 x 80 x 90 140 x 80 x 90 mm
8 x 4.5 x 2 5.5 x 3.2 x 3.5 5.5 x 3.2 x 3.5 inches
Package weight 6.4 8.8 9 oz
181 255 255 gm

Certifications and Approvals

Certification Year
CE 2008-2012
CE EMC 2014
CE LVD 2014
RoHS 2008 – 2012
2013 – 2014
TUV 2013
UL 2015

Power Supply Approvals

UL Listed – The power supply of FakeTV is UL listed, which means it has passed rigorous safety testing.  The FakeTV unit itself uses only safe, low voltage (9V) power and is connected to a UL listed supply, and thus requires no further approval.   The UL listing for the FakeTV power supply meets the Canadian requirements as well.

Additionally, power supply has been tested for conformity to EU standards appropriate for the markets in which they are sold.  We have used power supplies from several manufacturers, and these are some of the certifications.

CE Marked
FakeTV is CE marked, which means that it complies with the applicable European safety standards.

RoHS Compliant
FakeTV is RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) compliant.  This means that it will not leave nasty chemicals in a landfill.


  • Hydreon believes in enforcing our valuable intellectual property.  FakeTV is protected by these US Patents:

 7,365,649,   7,719,435,   7,755,470
An international (PCT) application is pending.

  • Do not make counterfeit copies of our product, or otherwise practice the inventions claimed in the above patents.
  • We believe in enforcing our valuable intellectual property, and have many years of experience in doing so.
  • You might not want to be stuck with inventory that you cannot sell.  (This has already happened to several would-be pirates.)
  • US law allow for treble (i.e. three times) damages in cases where patent violation is willful.  You might wish to consult your attorney on how much piracy could cost you.
  • Do not use our registered trademark (FakeTV) or confusingly similar variations thereof.
  • We believe in enforcing our valuable intellectual property.  (Did we say this already?)

*About Simulated Television Sizes

Your actual results will usually be a bit better than we indicate in our specifications.  Real televisions vary widely in light output.  Older CRTs televisions will typically be just a bit dimmer than the “typical television” we are referencing.  LCD televisions that are just a few years old, and current lower-end televisions, are back-lit with fluorescent lamps, and are considerably dimmer.  But, most newer televisions have LED back-lights, and are typically about as bright as the FakeTV’s they correspond to in our specifications.

But, you will typically aim the FakeTV directly at the window coverings, while the television is aimed at the couch.  So, while we say an FTV-10 is equivalent to a 27 inch television, an FTV-10, when viewed from outside will likely be a bit more noticeable than a 27 inch operating television in the room.

We provide the equivalent of simulated size so that you can make an informed purchasing decision.  It is our best, good-faith estimate of what you can expect under real conditions.  Our measurements are assuming the reference television is displaying real program content, not test patterns.  Also, brightness levels are typical, not guaranteed limits of operation.

Our specification is not overly optimistic.  It s not a “your actual mileage may vary if you insist on being in the car when you are driving it” sort of thing.  We measured a “60W incandescent equivalent CFL”, for example, and found it to be 18% percent less bright than a real 60W incandescent bulb.  That’s just plain wrong.  It’s like paying for a pound of cheese and getting 13 oz.  When we say that the FTV-11 is equivalent to a real 40″ television, we mean that it will really look as bright as typical 40″ television when viewed from outside the home.