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The CDC recommends that everyone wear a cloth face mask in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. By making your own mask, you are helping reserve surgical masks and respirators to those on the front lines. Here are two methods for making your own mask,...
  How to Safely Install Halloween Decorations    Halloween is a time to frighten guests at home or clients at work. But it’s important to make sure you do so in a fun, safe manner. Here are a few things to consider ...
Step 1: Carefully Select New Thermostat. Before installing a new thermostat, you should check your home's compatibility. Homes are wired in two ways, line voltage and low voltage, and you will need to purchase a thermostat that will work with your...
The lighting in your home can either make or break your decor. Recessed lighting is an awesome way to remedy decorative lighting issues that can come with furnishing your new home. Light fixtures that are installed into a ceiling hollow opening are...
How to Assess your Tennis Court Lighting System? Achieve greater lighting levels by using lower wattage LED bulbs. If you’re looking to upgrade your court’s existing lighting system, it is important to understand how your current lighting design...
Advantages of Electric Heaters With the current heat waves, the cooler seasons may seem a long way off, but they will arrive before we know it. Most homes in America use gas for their heating system but should consider switching to an electric heater...
As we transition into the later part of summer and the beginning of fall, the time comes to re-imagine our gardens. The first step, garden tools! They seem pretty simple, right? Different materials, purposes, and dimensions determine what gardening...
LEDVANCE’s product line Natural Series ™ based on SYLVANIA TruWave Technology uses a high color rendering index (CRI) and Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) to closely match natural light. The Natural Series ™ achieves a high CRI (above 90) and color...
Start your changes in the driveway or walkway, right before getting to the patio. Light stakes lead the way and often highlight greenery. Light stakes lead the way and often highlight greenery. Outdoor path lights also achieve these effects. Lanterns...
A few months ago, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) took over the world. Everything shut down and the essential businesses that remained open required customers to wear face masks. Now we see a return to “normal,” with businesses reopening and people...
Just seven months ago, millions of children in the K-12 education system sat in a classroom, waiting for the bell to release them from school. No one expected the arrival of Coronavirus, a virus that cancelled graduations, isolated students, and...
We all want to find a pastime that encourages social distancing. The great outdoors serves as one of our best options! When planning a safe and organized camping trip, consider lighting, food storage and proper first aid. HomElectrical offers lighting,...
Public spaces now look different than before the coronavirus pandemic. Barriers stand between booths at restaurants and arrows drawn on the floors of grocery store aisles dictate where you should walk. Governments and businesses increasingly require the...
Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) This method utilizes lamp technology, specifically low-pressure mercury discharge lamps. These lamps release shortwave UVC radiation at 254 nm and damage the DNA of the pathogen cell. What does this mean?...
Everyone knows storms cause power outages, and many people rely on generators during the hurricane season. However, if not used properly, a generator poses many dangers. We put together a list of precautions to take to protect your electrical wiring this...
Does your yard or patio look a little dim? When thinking of new outdoor lighting ideas, why not go green at the same time? Use solar outdoor lights to liven up your yard and go green without installing costly solar panels. Solar lighting and the benefits...
LED Lighting The first and most important step in making any warehouse space eco-friendly is to change your current metal halide and fluorescent lights with LED replacements. LED lights will use significantly less energy, last much longer, and burn...
Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are one of the most advanced lighting options available. LED lights are measured in lumens instead of watts, unlike their traditional lighting products. Lumens measure the brightness of the bulb. Watts measure the rate at...
Going green poses a great deal of benefits to mankind, wildlife, greenery and the planet we inhabit. Being environmentally conscious can be a significantly rewarding lifestyle choice for not only the environment, but your fiscal life, as well as your...
Scientists suggest that climate change is moving in a new direction. Instead of global warming, we need to worry about global freezing! The United States has recently seen record-breaking snow storms. This trend is supposed to only worsen as we head...