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Are We Entering a New Ice Age?
Posted by mmcconnell_1238912 on December 18, 2018
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 towards Christmas, and it seems that the winter blast may become the new norm. What Scientists Are Saying about Climate Change According to the Arctic Research Division, glaciers have recently stabilized, and 25 areas in the arctic region now...
Solar Power: Octopus Signs Deal with Shell
Posted by danielle_abram on December 17, 2018
Solar power is expanding and is being used by more countries! Octopus, the UK’s renewables investor, said it will be supplying the EGO Group with power using a 63-MW (megawatts) portfolio of subsidy-free solar parks located in Italy! Canadian Solar Inc also signed a ten-year PPA for 17.6 MWp with TrailStone. Canadian Solar currently has 51% stake in the portfolio. The PPA covers 100% of the electricity that will be generated and is currently the longest-term PPA regarding a fully unsubsidized...
Europe to Ban the Halogen Light Bulb and What it Means for LED Lighting
Europe to Ban the Halogen Light Bulb and What it Means for LED Lighting
Posted by david_chiodo on September 4, 2018
Effective September 1, 2018, Europe will begin its removal of halogen light bulbs.  The new ban is in response to a worldwide effort to reduce further damage to the environment by transitioning away from halogen bulbs and switching to more energy efficient LEDs (light emitting diodes).  European Union legislators hope the phase out will encourage consumers to convert to LEDs. LED light bulbs are the green solution when it comes to lighting efficiency. They not only help reduce global...
What to Expect from the New 2018 California Proposition 65 Warning Requirements
What to Expect from the New 2018 California Proposition 65 Warning Requirements
Posted by shakir_williams on August 29, 2018
What is Prop 65? In 1986, California voters approved an initiative in an effort to bring awareness to a growing concern regarding exposure to toxic chemicals.  Formally referred to as Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 sought to provide a full list of potential chemicals linked to causing cancer and birth defects.  Since it was first published in 1987 by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the list has grown to...
How to Recycle Light Bulbs!
How to Recycle Light Bulbs!
Posted by danielle_abram on August 27, 2018
When it comes to trying to be environmentally friendly, recycling should be an easy start for most people. Light bulbs, however, make things a bit more tricky. Not only does recycling take an effort, but you have to be aware of what you can and can NOT recycle. Each bulb, whether it be an incandescent, halogen, CFL, LED, or fluorescent, needs to be disposed of differently, so here’s what you need to pay attention to! How Do I Dispose of My Bulb? Type of Bulb...
HomElectrical Named to 2018 Inc. 5000 List for Fourth Consecutive Year as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies
HomElectrical Named to 2018 Inc. 5000 List for Fourth Consecutive Year as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies
Posted by shakir_williams on August 14, 2018
1590 N Roberts Rd. #110  Kennesaw, GA 30144 media@homelectrical.com HomElectrical Maintains Momentum for Fourth Consecutive Year! HomElectrical ranks No. 2737 on Inc. Magazine KENNESAW, GA -- August 14, 2018 -- HomElectrical, a leading supplier of electrical and lighting supplies has been named on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States.  This is the fourth consecutive year HomElectrical has received this honor. The...
HomElectrical's Trivia Games: Trivia Questions and Answers
HomElectrical's Trivia Games: Trivia Questions and Answers
Posted by shakir_williams on August 9, 2018
Think you're pretty smart ehh? Test your knowledge and take our quiz -- everything stemming from technology, engineering, architecture, construction, lighting and more! Who doesnt doesn't LOVE a good trivia game? We've got all the trivia questions and answers that your heart desires. Who needs Trivia at Rick's Bar? HomElectrical's got you covered! Follow us on Facebook for #Trivia every Thursday, and share with your friends on social media!  Search by Date:...
Truth or Fiction: Top Five Quiz for EDM Music and the LED Lights of Summer Music Festivals
Truth or Fiction: Top Five Quiz for EDM Music and the LED Lights of Summer Music Festivals
Posted by david_chiodo on August 6, 2018
EDM music and LED Light festivals are in full swing.  So here are the top five truth or fiction: Summer Music festival edition, courtesy of HomElectrical.  I hope you know how to dance!    Do you Hardstyle? You’re in Belgium.  You’ve waited all year long to be at Tomorrowland.  You poked, you pushed, or you parleyed your way to the front of the main stage just minutes before the lights go low.  It’s pitch black, you can’t see anything, but you know it’s...
General Motors Plans to Use 3D Printed Parts to Meet Upcoming 2025 Fuel Economy Deadline
General Motors Plans to Use 3D Printed Parts to Meet Upcoming 2025 Fuel Economy Deadline
Posted by david_chiodo on July 30, 2018
How Does GM Spearhead the 3D Printing Movement? In the race to create a completely all-electric and zero emissions future, General Motors has raised the stakes and are all in. In May of 2018, he American automobile manufacturer entrusted the software company, Autodesk, with the task of implementing cutting-edge 3D printing technology to use for their vehicles (1).  GM believes the 3D printing technology will enable them to achieve the goal of adding 20, fully electric vehicles...
Off the Grid: Solar Powered Tents for Camping
Off the Grid: Solar Powered Tents for Camping
Posted by david_chiodo on July 25, 2018
A POWERFUL NEW CONCEPT If you're anything like me you would happily swap the city lights for the northern lights.  Don't get me wrong, I love a good sunset draped against a beautiful city skyline every now and then, but sometimes we just need to shut it down.  There are many ways to do this, but for us outdoor lovers, we hit the road with our friends to get way off the map. Some call this being "off the grid" and for good reason too!  However, the grid stretched even farther...

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