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[Source] Make a Safe Wire Connection A good day for an electrician is not ending up like one of those cartoon characters who touched a live wire and gets fried To make sure this never happens, take note of some precautions and electrical safety tips...
[Source] Benefits of Wago Compact Splicing Wire Connectors For any commercial or domestic applications, there are always risks when it comes to wiring. It’s just like our parents used to say when we would touch something on the floor: “You don’t...
Repairing a Damaged Electrical Wire Connection Did you know that wires are one of the most easily damaged pieces of equipment that you can use? They can be pinched, frayed, or broken. Too much pressure or bending in a sharp direction can cause it to...
Dimmers are becoming more essential for every home. The main reason for this is that they are much more flexible when it comes to what type of lighting or ambience you are wanting. Because of their ability to dim, which requires less wattage, they can...
Today marks the last day in our 13 days of Halloween series, and do we have a treat for you! These DIY jack-o-lanterns can turn your trash into treasure in a few simple steps. Our team worked very hard putting these together, so without further ado, let’...
How Do Zigbee Compatible Devices Work? This global wireless networking system is a great energy efficient alternative to WiFi and Bluetooth, and is commonly used in low powered devices, such as smart home automation systems, smart light bulbs, and...
Metal halide light fixtures are commonly used for outdoor lighting and can offer several lumen outputs. Although they are the traditional lighting option for many contractors, LED lighting fixtures are becoming the norm. Many contractors are choosing LED...
         Smart lights are the upcoming trend when it comes to lighting streets, a home or commercial building. Not only are smart lights energy efficient, but they are useful for adjusting the light intensity...
Image source If you are looking to replace your old lighting fixtures for new ones, you should consider the cost-effective alternative of retrofit kits. You can achieve that same LED brightness without the hassle of replacing your fixture. They easily...
LED High bay lighting is designed for use in warehouses, buildings with high ceilings, or areas with high open-air lighting (stadiums, sports fields, etc). There are a variety of different types of high bay lights including UFO, linear, and pendant....
Image source It is important to make sure that your pool areas have ground fault protection to protect guests from any electrical shock hazards. Before summer rolls around, now is the perfect time of year to inspect your swimming pools for possible...
When trying to get the best lighting in any area, you always want to find the bulb with the best color temperature, beam angle, brightess, and longest lifespan. Shoebox retrofit kits emit a quality light to provide brightness for large areas. Not only...
If you have been searching for changes that have been made to the National Electrical Code 2017 handbook, look no further. Listed below are the top ten major NEC changes that we have found to help increase the safety of all electrical installations. Yes...
image source Did you know that home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage? A ground fault circuit interrupter is designed to monitor all...
It is important to know how to troubleshoot your GFCI outlet if, for whatever reason, it starts to trip. After all, GFCI receptacles are meant to prevent electrical ground faults by disconnecting any electricity that could flow through the outlet....
   Living a zero waste lifestyle can be a challenge, but it is beneficial for the environment and will make you aware of what you use. When starting a zero waste lifestyle, you have to realize that change doesn’t happen overnight! You have to...
[source] As we move towards a greener tomorrow, the construction industry has found a new way to promote sustainability, through the Living Building Challenge. This building certification program was created in 2006 by the non-profit International...
The Do's and Don'ts of Recycling Plastic When recycling, people don't seem to pay much attention to which plastics can and cannot be recycled. Just because an item is plastic, or has plastic properties, does not mean that it is easily recyclable. Not...
[Source] Artificial Intelligence in the Construction Industry When talking about Artificial Intelligence (A.I), there are generally two opposing points of view. The first being that an A.I can make our daily lives much easier. The second is that we...
[image source] Since it is National #EqualPayDay what a better time to shed some light on the wage gap within the building industry, especially in construction. According to the Census Bureau, women make an average of about 79% to the dollar when...