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Eco-Friendly and Smart Warehouse Lighting
Eco-Friendly and Smart Warehouse Lighting
Posted by tkarstensen_1311692 on April 19, 2019
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 brighter than the competition. The rule of thumb for halogen and fluorescent lights is it cost $1.00 per square foot to light a building. A 50,000 square foot facility will cost $100,000 annually. Transitioning to LED lights can cut that cost...
5 Reasons You Should Switch to LED
5 Reasons You Should Switch to LED
Posted by tbickham_1294642 on March 19, 2019
Light emitting diodes-also referred to as LED lighting is one of the most innovative lighting options available. LED lights are measured in lumens rather than watts, unlike their traditional lighting counterparts. Lumens measure the brightness of the bulb, while watts measure the rate at which energy is generated or consumed. The diodes illuminate after a process of current passing though a microchip causing the tiny light sources to brighten. The innerworkings of LED lighting are the reason...
How To Create A Greener Work Environment
How To Create A Greener Work Environment
Posted by tbickham_1294642 on March 14, 2019
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 health. You can conduct yourself in a "greener" manner while you work with just a few simple changes. Keep Used Coffee Grounds! Don't throw away your used coffee grounds. They can be used to add nutrients to the soil in your office plants. Adding...
Are We Entering a New Ice Age?
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
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:...

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