Everything You Want to Know About Panel Lighting: LED Panels vs. Troffer Lights
Everything You Want to Know About Panel Lighting: LED Panels vs. Troffer Lights

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/11/2017

LED panel lighting makes a great replacement for fluorescent troffer lights and see use in a variety of residential and commercial applications. Read our guide to learn how the pros of LED panel lights outweigh the con and learn the difference between panel and troffer lights. Whether you want to retrofit or replace your existing lights, HomElectrical has the lighting supplies you need!...

Choosing Between a Baseboard Heater and a Wall Heater
Choosing Between a Baseboard Heater and a Wall Heater

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/09/2017

Before you can heat your space, you need to choose the right kind of heater. Wall heaters and baseboard heaters each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Read our guide to learn about the different types of heaters and find the one that works best for you....

A Buyer's Guide To Heaters: 120V vs. 240V
A Buyer's Guide To Heaters: 120V vs. 240V

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/09/2017

When choosing a heater, you need to choose the right voltage: either 120V and 240V. Examine your existing heater and electrical breaker panel to figure out which voltage you have. Read our guide to learn the differences between 120V and 240V and how to figure out which one you need....

How Do I Know Which LED Light Bulb I Need?
How Do I Know Which LED Light Bulb I Need?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/08/2017

LED lights come in different shapes, sizes, and bases that all work best in different spaces. When choosing a light bulb, consider the light function, type of light bulb, brightness or lumens, color temperature, and fixture type. Read our guide to learn about the different types of LED lights and find the one that works best for you....

LED Light Bulbs: Do LEDs Generate Heat?
LED Light Bulbs: Do LEDs Generate Heat?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/08/2017

You may know that LED bulbs generate less heat than their traditional counterparts, but how does that process work? LED lights use fins to disperse heat from the bulb. By generating less heat, LED bulbs save you more money and energy than traditional bulbs....

LED Light Bulbs: How do Light Emitting Diodes Work?
LED Light Bulbs: How do Light Emitting Diodes Work?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/08/2017

LED bulbs emit light differently than traditional incandescent bulbs. Unlike traditional bulbs, LED bulbs emit light from a semi-conductor. A semi-conductor uses three layers to move around protons and electrons, which activates them and they emit light....

LED Lighting: What is Color Temperature?
LED Lighting: What is Color Temperature?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/08/2017

Color Temperature measures a light's color when illuminated and come in three options: warm white, daylight white, and cool white. Each option works best in certain applications, such as task lighting and general lighting. Color temperatures affect the mood and productivity of your space, so make sure you choose an appropriate one!...

What are LED Light Bulbs?
What are LED Light Bulbs?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/08/2017

The qualities of LED bulbs make them far superior to traditional lighting. Four major indicators determine their superiority: Brightness and Efficiency, Color Temperature, Lifespan, and Light Distribution. Read to discover the ways in which LED lights prove superior in each of these categories and why you should switch to LED lighting....

The Only LED Lighting Guide You Will Ever Need
The Only LED Lighting Guide You Will Ever Need

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/08/2017

LED light bulbs see use in everyday applications help you save money and energy. If you find yourself wanting to switch to LED lighting, check out our guide to learn all about the different components of LED's. Make an educated LED buying decision with HomElectrical!...

Georgia Power Commercial Energy Efficiency Program 2017
Georgia Power Commercial Energy Efficiency Program 2017

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/07/2017

Georgia Power customers can get a tax rebate for purchasing and installing quality energy conservation electrical projects on or after January 1, 2017. Qualifying products include lighting, lighting control, programmable thermostats, and LED lighting. If you need to replace something in your home or business, consider switching to an energy efficient option!...

How Does A Product Qualify To Be DLC Listed?
How Does A Product Qualify To Be DLC Listed?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/03/2017

You may see a DLC listed LED fixture and wonder what the product goes through to earn that listing. For a manufacturer to achieve DLC qualification for a lighting fixture, they must submit a paid application. For the product to achieve DLC status, it must pass three main tests....

Product Certifications: What Is DLC?
Product Certifications: What Is DLC?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/02/2017

DLC stands for Design Lights Consortium and promotes the quality, performance, and energy efficiency of commercial lighting solutions. Established in 1998, DLC signals a high level of quality and energy efficiency, Lights with a DLC listing guarantee legitimacy, energy saving, money saving, and a warranty....

How Much Can I Save With ENERGY STAR Certified Lighting?
How Much Can I Save With ENERGY STAR Certified Lighting?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/02/2017

ENERGY STAR rates consumer products and ensures that the products you purchase perform well. ENERGY STAR certified lighting can save you thousands in electricity and maintenance and can even increase the value of your home. ENERGY STAR guarantees that your products last a long time and stay efficient....

Product Certifications: What is ENERGY STAR?
Product Certifications: What is ENERGY STAR?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/02/2017

Created in 1992, ENERGY STAR represents the official standard for energy efficiency. The EPA uses specific guidelines to determine which products qualify for ENERGY STAR. ENERGY STAR products save you money and energy and can even be eligible for rebate programs....

Product Certifications: What Is an ETL Listing?
Product Certifications: What Is an ETL Listing?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/02/2017

ETL stands for Electrical Testing Labs and ensures that an electrical product gets tested, inspected, and the public can use it safely. Many manufactures prefer ETL certifications, which has a quicker process than UL certifications. Look for the ETL logo on your product's package or label....

Product Certifications: What Is a UL Listing?
Product Certifications: What Is a UL Listing?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/02/2017

A UL-listed product passes the Underwriter Laboratories' safety requirements for use by consumers and in businesses. UL-listed products include LED lighting, EXIT and emergency lights, electrical receptacles, wire connectors, and many more. Most building codes require UL-listed products....

A Buyer's Guide to Product Certifications
A Buyer's Guide to Product Certifications

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/02/2017

Product certifications tell you more about the quality and safety of the products you buy. Each type of certification evaluates different products and tells you what kind of testing the product passes. Read our guide to learn about each of the certifications and make an educated purchase....

LED Lighting Control Guide
LED Lighting Control Guide

Posted by falyn_eaden on 07/03/2017

Lighting control systems allow you to save even more money on LED lighting. Types of controls include motion detectors, wall switches, high bay sensors, power packs, and integrated controls. Read our guide to learn about each type of technology and how it can help you save....

Lighting Control with LED Indoor Motion Detectors
Lighting Control with LED Indoor Motion Detectors

Posted by falyn_eaden on 07/03/2017

A motion sensor paired with LED lighting detects when someone enters a specific area and turns on automatically. This helps you save energy as well as maintenance costs, and increases security in your building. Common applications include walkways, lobbies, low traffic areas, residential, bathrooms, and classrooms....

Retrofitting your Gym Lights to LEDs
Retrofitting your Gym Lights to LEDs

Posted by falyn_eaden on 06/08/2017

Retrofit your gym lights to LEDs to save money and improve your lighting quality. A retrofit kit allows you to efficiently install LEDs without replacing the entire system. Make sure you know the wattage conversion so that you purchase the correct LEDs for your gym....

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