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Posted by david_lu on January 11, 2017
Shunted, or non-shunted; that is the question: Whether ‘tis Nobler in the mind to suffer. The sockets and wirings of outrageous fixture, or to take arms against a sea of electricity... OMG, I just want to know if my linear fixtures have the right tombstone for my new LED tubes. LED Fluorescent Tube Replacement Guide We are not going to bored you with the philosophy of the socket, but we need to give you the basic perspective between the two sockets in three basic steps 1.    ...
Posted by david_lu on January 11, 2017
Are you looking to retrofit your aging T12 Fluorescent fixtures to LED tubes?  This buyer guide will help you navigate through the endless options of available LED tubes on the market. Most new T8 LED tubes are designed to also work with T12 linear fixture.  There are technically four options available to you, but only two options that you should honestly consider. Hybrid LED Tubes The Hybrid T8 LED Tubes are the newest, simplest and easiest tubes to choose from. To us,...
Posted by david_lu on January 11, 2017
Choosing the right T8 LED tubes to replace your current Fluorescent tubes can be a bit confusing.  As you navigate through the web, you read about ballast compatible, direct wire, and hybrid LED tubes. To make things even more confusing, you have to know if your linear fluorescent fixture is wired for single-end or dual-end, and if it is equipped with a shunted or un-shunted tombstone. Shunted versus Non-shunted Tombstone To simplify your decision making, we are going to break the T8...
Posted by david_lu on January 11, 2017
Are you in a position to replace your old fluorescent tubes (LFL,) and you are not sure if T8 LED tube is the right solution for you? Our HomElectrical BrightIdeas team has put this guide together to help you navigate through the many options. Why Should I Upgrade To LED Tube When Fluorescent Tubes Are Only $2 Each? Besides the obvious of up to 70% reduction in power consumption, they are 5 good reasons of why you should do it: More Efficient, More Reliable, More Consistence...
Posted by falyn_eaden on December 28, 2016
If you’re looking to keep customers cozy in your restaurant during the winter then it may be a good idea to explore some electric commercial heaters. These electric heaters can help provide a warm welcome for your guest to enjoy their meal. If you’re a restaurant owner with a patio you will definitely want to keep it open during the winter months if you can help it. There are also electric heating systems that can heat booths and bars with ease. And don’t forget about those chilly bathrooms. No...
Posted by falyn_eaden on December 20, 2016
A key priority for a hotel or motel is hospitality. What better way to show your guest a warm welcome, than to provide a warm atmosphere? With the proper electric heaters, you can do just that. HomElectrical has commercial heaters that provide solutions for heating the lobby, individual rooms, and bathrooms all alike. These electric heaters will efficiently keep your hotel guest warm and cozy. How Do I Heat the Bathroom? The worst feeling after taking a nice warm shower is...
Posted by falyn_eaden on October 19, 2016
What is a LED Corn Bulb? The LED Corn Bulb got its name because of its resemblance to an ear of corn. However, instead of corn kernels, the corn bulb is usually covered with individual led lights. These bulbs can be used for multiple applications and are available with a few different screw bases. These bases are as follows: Why should I use LED corn bulbs? The LED corn bulb offers more energy efficiency for lower replacement and maintenance costs. The driver...
Posted by falyn_eaden on October 17, 2016
The Problem In 2015, structure fires were responsible for 78% of all deaths due to fire. There were: 501,500 structure fires reported in total 2,685 civilians were killed 13,000 people injured $10.3 billion in property damages If that isn't alarming enough (no pun intended) of all the home fires reported, smoke detectors only sounded in half of them. So at least half of those who died, never even got the opportunity to escape. When smoke alarms fail to sound it is usually one of...
Posted by falyn_eaden on August 9, 2016
Outdoor Projects for Safety and Efficiency Summer may be coming to an end soon, but there is still plenty of time to knock out some lighting projects that will benefit you throughout the year. All of the following products can increase safety, efficiency, and security. Many of which can also be used in conjunction with each other. For instance, a motion sensing, flood light. Motion Sensor Lighting Motion sensor lighting is a perfect option for outdoor and indoor...
Posted by falyn_eaden on July 18, 2016
Which Commercial Refrigerator Do I Need? HomElectrical offers plenty of refrigerator options for your commercial application. Finding the right refrigerator for your company can be difficult if you aren’t aware of the difference between your options. Below are quick descriptions of the types of refrigerators we offer. Undercounter An Under Counter refrigerator is a fridge designed to fit easily under counters. They are ideal where space is...

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